Book of Romans
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Introductory analysis; chapter 6 a parenthesis; the problem of antinomianism stated; the 'danger' of the doctrine of justification by faith; correct translation of verse 2.
Realising our position; various interpretations of the key phrase considered; death to the reign of sin; the impossibility of continuing in sin.
Union with Christ; the kind of baptism referred to; this doctrine common knowledge; the status of all Christians; baptism into the whole Christ.
The implications of our union with Christ; union in His death; burial and resurrection; past objective facts; not exhortations; the glorious power of God; life in the new realm.
The likeness of Christ's resurrection; now and future; the old man and his crucifixion; the knowledge of faith leading to glorious experiences.
The negative consequences of our crucifixion with Christ; 'the old man' and the body of sin distinguished; sin in the body disannulled; freedom from the slavery of sin.
Reconciliation of Romans 6:6 and Ephesians 4:22-24; practical encouragement; translation of 'freed' defended; freedom from the tyranny of sin; the safety of the believer.
The positive aspect; Paul's use of the future in verse 8; Christ's relationship to sin; the significance of His resurrection; Christ's death unto sin.
Christ's life unto God; contrast with His humiliation; drawing the right conclusion about ourselves; what Paul is not saying.
The Christian's death to the reign of sin; its finality; the end of death's dominion; the law's condemnation and sin's bondage; the backslider.