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We Should Not Serve Sin.

We Should Not Serve Sin.

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Published by GLENN DALE PEASE
BY REV. S. P. LONG, A. M


Rom. 6:3-11.

KNOW ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus
Christ, were baptized into His death? Therefore we are buried
with Him by baptism into death : that like as Christ was raised
up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should
walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the
likeness of His death, we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection.
Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body
of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
For he that is dead is freed from sin. Now if we be dead with Christ,
we believe that we shall also live with Him; knowing that Christ being
raised from the dead dieth no more ; death hath no more dominion over
Him. For in that He died, He died unto sin once ; but in that He liveth,
He liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead in-
deed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
BY REV. S. P. LONG, A. M


Rom. 6:3-11.

KNOW ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus
Christ, were baptized into His death? Therefore we are buried
with Him by baptism into death : that like as Christ was raised
up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should
walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the
likeness of His death, we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection.
Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body
of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
For he that is dead is freed from sin. Now if we be dead with Christ,
we believe that we shall also live with Him; knowing that Christ being
raised from the dead dieth no more ; death hath no more dominion over
Him. For in that He died, He died unto sin once ; but in that He liveth,
He liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead in-
deed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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We Should ot Serve Sin. BY REV. S. P. LOG, A. M Rom. 6:3-11. KOW ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ, were baptized into His death? Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death : that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of His death, we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection. Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin. ow if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him; knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more ; death hath no more dominion over Him. For in that He died, He died unto sin once ; but in that He liveth, He liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead in- deed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Sanctify us, O Lord, through Thy truth : Thy Word is truth. Amen. Beloved in Christ: We have not come here this evening for the purpose of hearing my opinion or asking for yours. We came here this evening with a ^'Thus saith the Lord." We want to know what God has to say to our souls. This epistle of Paul to the Romans is full of the bread of life, full of great truths that no one can deny. In the previous chapter he was showing the Romans how through one man, Adam, sin came into the world and brought about its condemnation. In the same chapter he shows us how through another Adam, Jesus Christ, salvation came for the whole world, and that, tho' sin is great, grace is yet greater, and there-
 
fore there is hope for every sinner who repents and ac- 565 566 THE ETERAL EPISTLE. cepts the only Savior. He says: "Moreover the law entered, that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound. That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord." The Apostle Paul was a great logician, a man who was al- ways trying to gather, What will the people think, and how will they reason? and to his mind it was only a step from what he had taught to a great error. It is a truth that sin came into the world through one man, and con- demned the whole world ; it is a truth that righteousness came through Jesus Christ to save the whole world, but it is only one step to a great error, and that is, the people might reason, if sin is great and grace is greater, then why may not the Christian go on sinning away, depending upon the greater grace, and so he put the question : What shall we» say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? It would be a wrong con- clusion, says Paul, for us to think that because grace is greater than sin, that therefore we can go right on and sin and still be saved. The answer to the question, Can we sin on willingly if we are Christians? is given in the sixth verse here where it is said we should not serve sin. May the Holy Spirit take these few words this even- ing and impress them deeply on your hearts : WE SHOULD OT SERVE SI. I. Because we were baptized into Christ's death. II. Because we were baptized into His resurrection,
 
I. "Know ye not that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into His death . . that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so Ave also should walk in newness of life?" In these words we see the whole sum and substance of Paul's message. We in the first place were buried into Christ's death; therefore we should not serve sin, for it was sin that nailed Jesus to the cross; it was sin that SIXTH SUDAY AFTER TRIITY. 5G7 tormented Him on the cross ; it was sin that brought Him down to death. ow then, says Paul, if you are baptized into that death and into that resurrection of Jesus Christ, are you going to crucify Him over and over again by con- tinuing in sin? Yes, sin is great and grace is greater, but do not for a single moment think that you have a right, as a child of God, to sin on, with the view that God's grace will cover over your sin, and you can be a child of the devil under the garb of religion. What is sin? We cannot too often ask that plain question. The answer of the Bible is, It is the transgression of the Divine law; and transgression means to step over. God's law^ is very plain. Every child that can count its ten fingers should be taught the ten commandments, and should know from infancy that it is a sin not to know who the true and liv- ing God is; that it is a sin to take God's name in vain; that it is absolutely a sin not to keep the Sabbath Day holy. Men should know that not to hear God's Word is a sin. God gave men ears to hear His Word. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. I have sometimes wondered why God in His justice does not simply strike men deaf that refuse to listen to Him; and yet there is an answer to this question. God is merciful! Oh, the mercy of God that permits men to have ears to hear and yet will not listen to Him ! It is a sin not to honor father and mother. It is a sin to hate your fellow-men. It is an absolute

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