12  Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. 13  Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. 14  For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.

15  What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means! 16  Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey —whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17  But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. 18  You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

In a religious context, sin is the act of transgression against divine law . [1] Sin can also be viewed as any thought or action that endangers the ideal relationship between an individual and God ; or as any diversion from the perceived ideal order for human living . "To sin" has been defined from a Greek concordance as "to miss the mark". [2]

In the Bahá'í Faith , humans are considered naturally good (perfect), fundamentally spiritual beings. Human beings were created because of God's immeasurable love. However, the Bahá'í teachings compare the human heart to a mirror, which, if turned away from the light of the sun (i.e. God), is incapable of receiving God's love.

In the Old Testament , some sins were punishable by death in different forms, while most sins are forgiven by burnt offerings. Christians consider the Old Covenant to be fulfilled by the Gospel .

These are very famous words. It is one of the great statements of Christianity. How important that we understand it. If we are going to reject the Christian religion then let us really understand what we are opposing. If we are sympathetic and seeking to know what the Christian faith teaches there could be no better place to start than here. The apostle Paul clearly enjoyed summarizing the whole of the Christian message in one sentence, putting it in a nutshell. He delighted in doing this and he did it again here. Dr Lloyd-Jones made helpful comments on this verse in his messages on the book of Romans. The first thing I want to draw to your attention is this.

i] There are two possibilities confronting every individual who comes into this world, and only two . They are shown in this verse. “The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord .” The message of the Gospel is often put in such a way. There is a ‘house on the sand’ or a ‘house on the rock’. There is a ‘wide gate’ or the ‘narrow gate’. There is the ‘broad way’ or the ‘narrow way’. You serve either mammon or God. Inevitably, it is one or the other – that is the choice. There are only two possibilities.

There is a definiteness and certainty about wages. Wages are different from a spontaneous gift. A gift is often unexpected, and even wrapped up so that one doesn’t know what’s inside the package. Wages, unlike a gift, are fixed. A collier has done his week’s work; he presents himself at the little pay office to receive his wage and he is handed his manila pay packet. The amount is not debated; the National Coal Board doesn’t try to strike a bargain with the miner. The quantity of the pay has been determined beforehand, and the payment is itself a purely formal, impersonal affair.

12  Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. 13  Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. 14  For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.

15  What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means! 16  Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey —whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17  But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. 18  You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

In a religious context, sin is the act of transgression against divine law . [1] Sin can also be viewed as any thought or action that endangers the ideal relationship between an individual and God ; or as any diversion from the perceived ideal order for human living . "To sin" has been defined from a Greek concordance as "to miss the mark". [2]

In the Bahá'í Faith , humans are considered naturally good (perfect), fundamentally spiritual beings. Human beings were created because of God's immeasurable love. However, the Bahá'í teachings compare the human heart to a mirror, which, if turned away from the light of the sun (i.e. God), is incapable of receiving God's love.

In the Old Testament , some sins were punishable by death in different forms, while most sins are forgiven by burnt offerings. Christians consider the Old Covenant to be fulfilled by the Gospel .

12  Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. 13  Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. 14  For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.

15  What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means! 16  Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey —whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17  But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. 18  You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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