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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