THE APOSTLE PAUL POSTED THIS QUESTION:
“Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?”
THEN ANSWERED HIS OWN QUESTION BY SAYING: “Certainly not!”
HE CONTINUED FURTHER AND SAID: “How shall we, who “died to sin”, live any longer in it?”
WHAT HE MEANT WAS, THOSE WHO ARE IN CHRIST “DIED TO SIN” (died to the imputation of sin), SO HOW CAN A BELIEVER WHO DIED TO THE IMPUTATION OF SIN, LIVE IN SIN?
(Rom 6:1) “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?”
(Rom 6:2) Certainly not! How shall we who “died to sin” live any longer in it?
NOTICE IN THESE VERSES THAT CHRIST “DIED TO SIN” (“sin” here in the Greek is a noun “hamartia”) ONCE FOR ALL, IN THE SAME WAY WE ARE TOLD TO COUNT OURSELVES “DEAD TO SIN” (sin here is noun – hamartia) BUT ALIVE TO GOD.
(Rom 6:10-11) “The death He died, he “died to sin” once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves “dead to sin” but alive to God in Christ Jesus.”
CHRIST “DIED TO SIN” ONCE FOR ALL! MEANING, OUR SINS WERE IMPUTED IN HIM ONCE AND FOR ALL. AFTER HE FULLY PAID ALL OUR SINS ON THE CROSS, NEVER AGAIN WILL SIN BE IMPUTED IN HIM. FOR HE “DIED TO SIN” ONCE FOR ALL!
LIKEWISE, IN CHRIST, WE ALSO “DIED TO SIN” (died to the imputation of sin) BECAUSE CHRIST ON THE CROSS FULLY PAID ALL OUR SINS FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE.
(Rom 6:10-11) “The death He died, he “died to sin” once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.”
YOU SEE, IN CHRIST, GOD IS NOT COUNTING SINS AGAINST US.
(2Cor 5:19a) “That God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting (imputing) men’s sins against them.”
UNDER GRACE (NEW COVENANT) HE PROMISED….
(Heb 8:12) “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities I will remember no more.”
UNDER GRACE (NEW COVENANT) WE ARE ADMONISHED TO BE CHRIST-CONSCIOUS; TO FIX OUR EYES ON JESUS THE AUTHOR AND FINISHER OF OUR FAITH!
(Heb 12:2) “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
FOR THE GRACE OF GOD THAT BRINGS SALVATION HAS APPEARED TO ALL MEN TEACHES US TO SAY:
(Tit 2:11-13) “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ”
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