THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE
Baptism is in similitude of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ—The wages of sin is death—Christ brings eternal life.
shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that agrace
forbid. How shall we, that are dead to bsin
, live any longer therein?
Know ye not, that so many of us as were abaptized
into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
Therefore we are aburied
with him by bbaptism
into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the cdead
by the glory of the Father, even so we also should dwalk
For if we have been planted together in the alikeness
of his bdeath
, we shall be also in the likeness
of his cresurrection
Knowing this, that our aold
man is crucified with him,
that the bbody
of sin might be cdestroyed
, that henceforth we should not serve dsin
Now if we be adead
with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:
Knowing that Christ being araised
from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.
For in that he died, he died unto asin bonce
: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but aalive
unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Let not sin therefore reign in your amortal
body, that ye should obey it in the blusts
ye your bmembers as cinstruments
of unrighteousness unto sin: but dyield
yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as
instruments of erighteousness
sin shall not have bdominion
over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under agrace
Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves aservants
to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye bobey
; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have aobeyed
from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
Being then made afree
, ye became the servants of righteousness.
I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.
For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were afree
had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is
But now being made afree
from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your bfruit
, and the end everlasting life.