Shall We Continue In Sin? – Romans 6:1

​Romans 6:1 – What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 

Does God’s grace make sin easier?  Think about it.  Do you sin more knowing that God will forgive you?  It seems like a logical argument.  If grace covers everything, then why not?  Thankfully the Apostle explained it clearly.  No one who follows Christ should be given to sin.  If we are saved and follow Him, it should not longer dominate us.  By the power of the Holy Spirit, God’s children resist sin for the love of Christ.   

Paul said, “God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?  Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?  Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.  For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:  Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him , that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin” (Romans 6:2-6).

As natural born men and women, we face the same temptations as every generation before us.  Since the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the revelation of His Kingdom, we should know that sin’s power cannot defeat us.  Jesus died to take away the threat of death and give us eternal life.  Praise the Lord for the faith to persist and hold on.  Praise the Lord for the faith to understand that when we sin, he has already dealt with it.  As far as the east is from the west, He has finished that work forever. 

So God forbid that we should disdain the crucifixion of our Lord.  His life is the greatest gift anyone has ever received. Live for Him.  Live for Him.  

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