Servants of Sin
A Sermon on Romans 6:22
But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. (ESV)
If you are a Christian, it should be unthinkable to go back to your old life. Paul emphasizes in Romans 6:22 a depiction of what it is like to be in Christ Jesus. It is a simple argument to those who consider being a Christian. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones underlines that a Christian is a man who has undergone a profound change, because only a Christian can truly discuss a true difference between their past and present. What is the reason for this? It is because a Christian has been set free from sin. God regenerates you and creates you anew. A Christian has the power to resist the devil, a non-Christian does not. Sin becomes just a nuisance in our daily life, not a master to us. Once we grasp that we are now enslaved to God and righteousness, we realize that we truly have no right to continue on sinning! The result of this great change is a fruitful life in Christ. If there is no fruit, you are not truly a Christian. The Doctor encourages the listener to analyze your life and actions to determine if you are living in a fruitful life as slaves to righteousness.