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Set Free From Slavery To Sin
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No Longer Slaves To Sin But Set Free To Serve God
Sin is no longer to be your master, for you are no longer subject to the law, which enslaves you to sin. Instead, you are free by God’s grace. ROMANS 6:14
QUESTION: Since we have been set free from trying to keep the Law of Moses by God’s unconditional forgiveness and grace, does that mean we can go on sinning?
ANSWER: I’ve already told you (verse 2) Of course not!
The Wages Of Sin = Death; The Gift Of God=Freedom From Sin
Sin pays a wage - God’s judgement and eternal death. God’s grace gives you a free gift - eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ who died and took our sins on him. ROMANS 6:15-23
Human beings, made in God's image, reflect his tripartite nature by consisting of three distinct, but indivisible, parts -
• BODY (our physical characteristics)
• SOUL (our mind, will, & emotions)
• SPIRIT (our conscience and the part that is communion with God which comes alive at conversion).
The Problem: A War Ongoing Between The Old Nature & The New
The problem is we find there is a constant war going on between our OLD NATURE ( the Flesh or Self-centred nature consisting of Body and Soul, which wants to go its own way) and our NEW NATURE (filled with the Holy Spirit), which wants to go God’s way.
For more on this go to THE BATTLE BETWEEN THE TWO NATURES