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Read Romans 6:14-23                   Christ for salvation, we have died to sin.
          In our last article we saw that, as a result   We have come under another form of rule,
        of Adam’s transgression, we are all the   namely “grace.”
        slaves of sin from birth. But when we trust   Grace is the unmerited favour of God.
        Christ as our Saviour we die to sin as our   Paul tells us that we were saved by grace
        master. Because Christ died for us, God   through faith (Eph 2:8). That means that,
        has linked us to Christ in His death, burial   as believers, we will never suffer the con-
        and resurrection. That is, in the reckoning   sequences of our sins. Christ paid the price
        of God, because Christ died for us, we   on the cross. This introduces our second
        died in Him, we were buried in Him, and   great question, “Shall we sin, because we
        we rose from the dead in Him. However,   are not under the law, but under grace?”
        sin is still resident in us. Consequently,   (Rom 6:15). The first question was, “Shall
        we are still able to sin. So, we must yield   we continue in sin?” (v1), that is, “Shall
        ourselves to God, and not to sin. Romans   we still allow sin to reign in our bodies?”
        6:13 states, “Yield yourselves unto God,   The meaning of our present question is,
        as those that are alive from the dead, and   “Shall we continue to commit sinful acts,
        your members as instruments of righ-  since we are saved from the penalty of
        teousness unto God.”  Verse 14 goes on   our sin?” Paul replies with another ques-
        to state, “For sin shall not have dominion   tion, “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield
        [rule] over you: for ye are not under the   yourselves servants to obey, his servants
        law, but under grace.” For those who are   ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin
        depending upon obedience to the Law of   unto death, or of obedience unto righ-
        Moses for favour with God, sin reigns as   teousness?” (v16). In simple terms, Paul is
        a monarch. But, as those who have trusted   stating that the one whom you slavishly
                                              serve is your master. Your theology may
        1  Bible quotations in this article are from the KJV   be absolutely correct, but your behaviour
        unless otherwise noted.               may be a denial of your claims. The life

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