Christ Died to Sin and Lives to God

“The death he died he died to sin, once for all,
but the life he lives he lives to God”
(Romans 6:10).

How are sin and God coordinate in this text? Died to sin. Lives to God.

Sin causes death;
God causes life.

Sin is the sting of death—gives death its eternal horror;
God is the spring of life—gives life it eternal glory.

Christ's death was infinitely effective in nullifying the miseries of sin;
Christ's life is infinitely effective in confirming the ecstasies of God.


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John Piper (@JohnPiper) is founder and teacher of and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is author of more than 50 books, including A Peculiar Glory.