How does one die to sin?

In the book of Romans, sin is defined as a noun and not a verb except in this verse.

Romans 6:1

What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?

The problem with people is to think the rest of the reference Paul makes has to do with the act and not the state his audience were under.

Paul is not speaking about the act of sinning. Rather he is telling his audience that they are ALREADY DEAD to sin. The condition they were in when they were under the Law. They became dead to sin after the cross.

You don’t become dead to sin by refusing to sin. That’s absurd. That’s what ignorant people teach today.

Look at this.

Romans 6:11

In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

Not the words “in the same way”.

Now what did Paul mean?

Romans 6:8-10

Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.

The death he died, he died to sin ONCE FOR ALL.

That’s how we all died to sin. Once for all.

People who take this passage and tell Christians to stop sinning is putting a yoke of impossibility on them.

That’s why many Christians live in condemnation. They are called to die when in fact they were already dead and now already made alive.

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