At our baptism, we died to sin. We were given newness of life in Jesus Christ. We should not keep on sinning. The wages of sin is death. [UPDATED]
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VERSE 2. May it never be! We who died to sin, how could we live in it any longer?
VERSE 3. Or don’t you know that all we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
VERSE 4. We were buried therefore with him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we also might walk in newness of life.
baptism into death. Christ’s burial shows that he actually died. And when we were baptized, we died to sin.
walk in newness of life. That is, “live a new life.” We should walk about in newness of life.
The Greek word for newness is hkainotêti. It speaks of life that has a new or fresh quality. The resurrection of Jesus was not a resuscitation. It was a new form of life.
VERSE 5. For if we have become united with him in the likeness of his death, we will also be part of his resurrection;
the likeness of his death. Christ’s death on the cross makes it possible for us to be in union with him.
part of his resurrection. We can also have union with Christ in his resurrection.
VERSE 6. knowing this, that our old man was crucified with him, that the body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be in bondage to sin.
VERSE 7. For he who has died has been freed from sin.
VERSE 8. But if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him;
VERSE 9. knowing that Christ, being raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over him!
VERSE 10. For the death that he died, he died to sin one time; but the life that he lives, he lives to God.
he died to sin one time. Some Christians imagine that the Lord Jesus Christ is always on the cross, always being crucified. However, he died for sin once. It was once for all.
Sirach 34:19. The Most High has no pleasure in the offerings of the ungodly; Neither is he pacified for sins by the multitude of sacrifices.
Romans 6:10. For the death that he died, he died to sin one time; but the life that he lives, he lives to God.
1 Peter 3:18. Because Christ also suffered for sins once, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring you to God, being put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the Spirit,
VERSE 11. Thus consider yourselves also to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:10. If Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the spirit is alive because of righteousness.
VERSE 12. Therefore don’t let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts.
VERSE 13. Also, do not present your members to sin as instruments of unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.
VERSE 14. For sin will not have dominion over you. For you are not under law, but under grace.
VERSE 15. What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under law, but under grace? May it never be!
Shall we sin. Some believers say that since all is forgiven, they can do anything they want. However, Paul would not agree.
VERSE 16. Don’t you know that when you present yourselves as servants and obey someone, you are the servants of whomever you obey; whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness?
VERSE 17. But thanks be to God, that, whereas you were bondservants of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were delivered.
VERSE 18. Being made free from sin, you became bondservants of righteousness.
VERSE 19. I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh, for as you presented your members as servants to uncleanness and to wickedness upon wickedness, even so now present your members as servants to righteousness for sanctification.
VERSE 20. For when you were servants of sin, you were free from righteousness.
VERSE 21. What fruit then did you have at that time in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.
VERSE 22. But now, being made free from sin and having become servants of God, you have your fruit of sanctification and the result of eternal life.
VERSE 23. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
the wages of sin is death. To sin is to violate God’s will for us. It harms our relationship with God. We all have missed the mark and sinned. Here are the verses we’ve found »
Our sins merit us eternal death. If we believe this, we will be strongly motivated for the ministry of evangelism.
the free gift of God is eternal life. The gift of God is eternal life. It is in Christ Jesus the Lord. When people come to faith in Jesus Christ, their eternal destiny is secure.
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