“Far from it! How shall we who died to sin still live in it” (Romans 6:2)?

Paul quickly refutes any notion that the most effective means of showcasing God’s grace is to continue in the life of sin (v.1). Such thinking is incompatible for a people who have died to sin. God’s gracious gift of salvation brings with it very real implications for how life is to be lived. Not only does God have an expectation regarding our behavior, but there will be an evaluation of that behavior at the final judgment (Rom. 14:10, 12:1; 1 Cor. 4:5; 2 Cor. 5:10). If God’s intent had been for the continuation of sin, there would have been no need for a Savior.

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