Keywords for Romans Chapter Six:
Dying to Sin and Living to God - or Mortification and Vivification.
Describing in the last post that the nature of Sanctification as described in Romans Chapter Six consists in both mortification and vivification - and so thus beginning to consider Mortification in the last post we saw how it is to 1. it is to "Live no longer in Sin." With this post we contine on with Rom 6:6 further expounding what this mortification is.
2. Rom 6:6 THE BODY OF SIN MUST BE DESTROYED
Romans 6:6 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.
We must not only cease from the acts of sin (this may be done through the influence of outward restraints, or other inducements), but we must get the vicious habits and inclinations weakened and destroyed; not only cast away the idols of iniquity out of the heart. - That henceforth we should not serve sin. The actual transgression is certainly in a great measure prevented by the crucifying and killing of the original corruption.