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Rom 6:6 Knowing this, that our (h) old man is crucified with (i) [him], that the (k) body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not (l) serve sin.

(h) Our entire nature, as we are conceived and born into this world with sin, is called "old", partly by comparing that old Adam with Christ, and partly also in respect of the deformed state of our corrupt nature, which we change with a new.

(i) Our corrupt nature is regarded as belonging to Christ, not because of what he has done, but by imputation.

(k) That wickedness which remains in us.

(l) The end of sanctification which we aim at, and will at length come to, that is, when God will be all in all. (Geneva Bible Translation Notes)
knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin; (NASB)
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. (KJV)
We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin. (NLT)
We know that our old man was crucified with him so that the body of sin would no longer dominate us, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. (NET)

Remember the knowing: verse 3 - not to be ignorant of knowing and understanding in you mind; now verse 6 - an intimate knowledge.

In this continuing illustration of Sin as the Master and Us as the slave, we see the redemption of Christ unfold.  First we saw our identification with Christ through baptism into His death, burial, and resurrection.  Now we see our identification with Him in the crucifixion so that death looses its power over our lives.  We have been set free and are no longer slaves to obey its claim.

Once again, there is the difference between the theoretical and the experiential that is bridged by the "knowing."  For the one who is caught in sins power, he has not yet understood the declaration of freedom that is in Christ.  In a most horrific time in American history, it was acceptable for one man to own another, despite the testimony of Paul to Philemon concerning Onesimus.  But on June 19th, 1865 the word of the Emancipation Proclamation spread to Galveston, Texas by the arrival of 2,000 Union troops led by General Gordon Granger.  Liberty had arrived and the Juneteenth celebration was born.  But today, depending upon where you are standing, that experience of liberty may live in stark variance.  The same can be said for those yet enslaved in sin and do not yet know that they have been set free and have yet to "exercise" their liberty in Christ.  We are not merely connected with Christ as if bound together with rope, but joined together intimately so that our lives spring forth from the ground as He Himself sprang forth in resurrection!  Death no longer could wield its power over Christ and sin no longer holds us captive.

Our old man - Coeval with our being, and as old as the fall; our evil nature; a strong and beautiful expression for that entire depravity and corruption which by nature spreads itself over the whole man, leaving no part uninfected.  This in a believer is crucified with Christ, mortified, gradually killed, by virtue of our union with him.  That the body of sin - All evil tempers, words, and actions, which are the "members" of the "old man," Colossians 3:5, might be destroyed. (John Wesley)
So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you.  Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires.  Don't be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. (Colossians 3:5 NLT)

 

Rom 6:6 Knowing this, that our (h) old man is crucified with (i) [him], that the (k) body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not (l) serve sin.

(h) Our entire nature, as we are conceived and born into this world with sin, is called "old", partly by comparing that old Adam with Christ, and partly also in respect of the deformed state of our corrupt nature, which we change with a new.

(i) Our corrupt nature is regarded as belonging to Christ, not because of what he has done, but by imputation.

(k) That wickedness which remains in us.

(l) The end of sanctification which we aim at, and will at length come to, that is, when God will be all in all. (Geneva Bible Translation Notes)
knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin; (NASB)
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. (KJV)
We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin. (NLT)
We know that our old man was crucified with him so that the body of sin would no longer dominate us, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. (NET)

Remember the knowing: verse 3 - not to be ignorant of knowing and understanding in you mind; now verse 6 - an intimate knowledge.

In this continuing illustration of Sin as the Master and Us as the slave, we see the redemption of Christ unfold.  First we saw our identification with Christ through baptism into His death, burial, and resurrection.  Now we see our identification with Him in the crucifixion so that death looses its power over our lives.  We have been set free and are no longer slaves to obey its claim.

Once again, there is the difference between the theoretical and the experiential that is bridged by the "knowing."  For the one who is caught in sins power, he has not yet understood the declaration of freedom that is in Christ.  In a most horrific time in American history, it was acceptable for one man to own another, despite the testimony of Paul to Philemon concerning Onesimus.  But on June 19th, 1865 the word of the Emancipation Proclamation spread to Galveston, Texas by the arrival of 2,000 Union troops led by General Gordon Granger.  Liberty had arrived and the Juneteenth celebration was born.  But today, depending upon where you are standing, that experience of liberty may live in stark variance.  The same can be said for those yet enslaved in sin and do not yet know that they have been set free and have yet to "exercise" their liberty in Christ.  We are not merely connected with Christ as if bound together with rope, but joined together intimately so that our lives spring forth from the ground as He Himself sprang forth in resurrection!  Death no longer could wield its power over Christ and sin no longer holds us captive.

Our old man - Coeval with our being, and as old as the fall; our evil nature; a strong and beautiful expression for that entire depravity and corruption which by nature spreads itself over the whole man, leaving no part uninfected.  This in a believer is crucified with Christ, mortified, gradually killed, by virtue of our union with him.  That the body of sin - All evil tempers, words, and actions, which are the "members" of the "old man," Colossians 3:5, might be destroyed. (John Wesley)
So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you.  Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires.  Don't be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. (Colossians 3:5 NLT)

 



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