“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that Grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?” Romans 6:1-2
Shall we, those who are buried with Christ through the baptism into His Death and are spiritually born again making us dead unto the sin nature which reigned in our hearts before Salvation, continue to live in sin? God forbid no!
“3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into His Death?
4 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.” Romans 6:3-4
Walking in the newness of life is not the universal acceptance of sin’s dominion in the Believer’s life but being buried with Christ; denying our self efforts and self will and picking up our cross, the newness of life Jesus afforded whosoever will believe and following Him all the days of our lives. Daily walking in newness of life by Grace through faith in the Cross of Christ. This is not a lingo nor a fad. It is not that “Jimmy Swaggart thing” as one proposed friend referred to it. This IS the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Be determined to know nothing else.
“17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the Gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the Cross of Christ should be made of none effect.
18 For the preaching of the Cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:17-18
As for me and my house, we will stand in the power of God…the Cross of Christ. If such seems foolish unto you, make no mistake…you are perishing.
-Donna Clark Warren