The definition for the Old Adam includes both a lack of righteousness (fear, love and trust in God) and the addition of concupiscence(the evil desires and inclinations toward carnal things). The Old Adam does not cease to exist when a person is baptized. Although the punishment (guilt) is removed in baptism, the concupiscence remains and fights against the new man. “Putting to death the old Adam” means for the Christian to deny and refuse temptations to sin, to confess sin, to consider yourself unresponsive to sin’s temptations. According to Romans 6, in your baptism you were united with Jesus who defeated the devil, the world and our sinful nature. In your baptism you were set free from the old Adam’s influence. The Holy Spirit now gives us new desires not to live in sin, not to let sin reign, not to present your members to serve sin’s lust, and not to let sin have dominion over you. “Faith is the daily death of the old Adam” (LW, v.44 p.77). Only in death is the old Adam completely destroyed.