Thursday, April 8, 2010

Romans - Chapter Six Mortification Continued #3

Describing in the previous posts that the nature of Sanctification as described in Romans Chapter Six consists in both mortification and vivification. - We have begun to show what is described in Romans Six as mortification so far seeing how this is:

1. it is to "Live no longer in Sin."
2. it is that "the body of sin must be destroyed."

With this post we continue on with Rom 6:11 further expounding what is this mortification.

3. Rom 6:11 We must reckon ourselves to be dead indeed unto sin.
Romans 6:11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Matthew Henry:
As the death of the oppressor is a release, so much more is the death of the oppressed, Job 3:17, Job 3:18. Death brings a writ of ease to the weary. Thus must we be dead to sin, obey it, observe it, regard it, fulfil its will no more than he that is dead doth his quandam task-masters - be as indifference to the pleasures and delights of sin as a man that is dying is to his former diversions. He that is dead is separated from his former company, converse, business, enjoyments, employments, is not what he was, does not what he did, has not what he had. Death makes a mighty change; such a change doth sanctification make in the soul, it cuts off all correspondence with sin.

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