What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so
that grace may increase? 2May it never
shall we who died to sin still live in it?
3Or do you not know that all of us who
have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been
baptized into His death? 4Therefore we
have been buried with Him through baptism into
death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead
through the glory of the Father, so we too might
walk in newness of life. 5For if we have
become united with Him in the likeness of His death,
certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His
resurrection, 6knowing this, that our old
self was crucified with Him, in order that our body
of sin might be done away with, so that we would no
longer be slaves to sin; Romans 6:1-5
Their obedience to the gospel began with a "death
We are not asked to die physically on a cross to
obey the gospel...but first to die to sin (to be
separated from the sin in our life). Physical
death is a separation of the soul and spirit from
the body. Death to sin is where sin is
separated or removed from our body.
So how do we "die to sin?"
As we have seen earlier in this lesson, we take
the first step after hearing and believing the words
of Christ...by repenting from our sin (changing our
heart and mind and turning away from the things that
we do in our life). But we cannot remove the
sin in our life on our own.
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