Believers Are Dead to Sin, Alive to God
1 aWhat shall we say then? Are we to bcontinue in sin so that grace may increase?
2 aMay it never be! How shall we who bdied to sin still live in it?
3 Or do you not know that all of us who have been abaptized into bChrist Jesus have been baptized into His death?
4 Therefore we have been aburied with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was braised from the dead through the cglory of the Father, so we too might walk in dnewness of life.
5 For aif we have become 1united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be 2in the likeness of His resurrection,
6 knowing this, that our aold 1self was bcrucified with Him, in order that our cbody of sin might be 2done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin;
7 for ahe who has died is 1freed from sin.
8 Now aif we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him,