Romans 6:1-14 - Formerly Dead To Sin, Now Alive In Christ
1 What, then, shall we say? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 It can not be. How shall we that are dead to sin, live any longer in it? 3 Know you not that as many of us as were immersed into Christ Jesus, were immersed into his death? 4 Therefore, we are buried with him, by immersion, into death, that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so also we should walk in a new life. 5 For if we have become united to him by the likeness of his death, we shall certainly be united to him by the likeness of his resurrection; 6 knowing this, that our former man has been crucified with him, in order that the sinful body may be deprived of its power, so that we should no longer serve sin: 7 for he that is dead is freed from sin. 8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him; 9 because we know that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more; death has dominion over him no longer; 10 for, as it regards his dying, he, once for all, died to sin; but as it regards his living, he lives to God. 11 So also do you count yourselves as dead indeed to sin, but as living to God, in Christ Jesus our Lord.
12 Therefore, let not sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey it; 13 and present not your members to sin, as instruments of unrighteousness: but present yourselves to God, as alive from the dead; and your members to God, as instruments of righteousness. 14 For sin shall not have dominion over you; for you are not under law, but under grace.