Thursday, April 22, 2010

Romans - Chap 6 The Necessity of Sanctification #7

Continuing on with the NECESSITY OF SANCTIFICATION while borrowing from the outline found in Matthew Henry's Commentary:

Previously:
1. Rom 6:2 We are dead to sin, to sin is a contradiction of our profession.
2. Rom 6:3 Baptized into his death so it is necessary to conform to Christ's death.
3. Rom 6:9-10 Buried with him It is necessary also to conform unto Christ's RESURRECTION
4. Rom 6:14 we have new covenant promises, effectual and mighty, shall we sin against such love and grace.
5. Rom 6:15 to think we have license with such promises of encouragment is to "suck poison from them."
6. Rom 6:16 Our state is known by that to which we yield obedience.

Now:

7. THE CHANGE CAME ABOUT BY CONVERSION:
Romans 6:17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.

The gospel is the great rule both of truth and holiness.

The gospel is a doctrine not only to be believed, but to be obeyed and that from the heart, which denotes the sincerity and reality of that obedience; not in profession only but in power

- from the heart, the innermost part, the commanding part of us.

To be a Christian indeed is to be transformed into the likeness and similitude of the gospel.

Matthew Henry, Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible, Vol VI, McDonald Publishing, P. 404.

2 comments:

Gregg said...

Amen brother! Being a Christian means there has been a transformation. These easy believism false teachers do not grasp what is involved in our redemption.

Scott said...

Gregg, Amen to what you say, it fires my heart. There is a song I love though I seldom hear it except in my mind. The lyrics go something like this:

It's real, It's real, Oh I know, I know it's real.

Those lyrics speak to me of the power of the God in Christ Jesus Transforming the man, making us new creatures so that we are not only wonderfully and gloriously counted perfectly righteous in Christ but also being transformed into his image, changed, and made new creatures, God working in us both to will and to do of his good pleasure. It's real, It's real, Oh I know, I know its real. Praise the living God. Hallelujah to his name.