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Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Romans 6:1-11

Justification securing sanctification. St. Paul has been speaking in the previous paragraph of "grace abounding," and a very natural insinuation might be made that continuance, permanent abiding, in sin would be the condition of the most abounding grace. If, therefore, our pardon and acceptance are secured through Christ's obedience unto death, what motive can the justified have in warring with sin? Why not sin up to our bent, that grace may abound? It is this immoral insinuation that the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Romans 6:1-14

The practical power of the Resurrection. Here the apostle enlarges still more fully upon the truth that the Christian's faith leads not merely to the pardon of sin, but also to deliverance from its power. Because grace has abounded over sin, and our unrighteousness has commended the righteousness of God, it does not therefore follow that we are to continue in sin. If we have a real union with Christ, we have been baptized into his death. We are buried with him by baptism into death; "that... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Romans 6:6-7

Knowing this (cf. ἢ ἀγνοεῖτε , Romans 6:3 ), that our old man was (not is, as in the Authorized Version) crucified with him that the body of sin might be destroyed (or abolished, or done away, καταργήθῃ ) , that henceforth we should not serve ( δουλεύειν , expressing bondage, or slavery; and so throughout the chapter in the word δοῦλοι , translated "servants") sin. For he that hath died is freed from sin . The word "crucified" has, of course,... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Romans 6:6

Knowing this - We all knowing this. All Christians are supposed to know this. This is a new illustration drawn from the fact that by his crucifixion our corrupt nature has been crucified also, or put to death; and that thus we should be free from the servitude of sin.Our old man - This expression occurs also in Ephesians 4:22, “That ye put off ...the old man which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts.” Colossians 3:9, “lie not to one another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Romans 6:7

For he that is dead - This is evidently an expression having a proverbial aspect, designed to illustrate the sentiment just expressed. The Rabbis had an expression similar to this, “When one is dead he is free from commands.” (Grotius.) So says Paul, when a man dies he is exempt from the power and dominion of his master, of him who reigned over him. The Christian had been subject to sin before his conversion. But he has now become dead to it. And as when a servant dies, he ceases to be subject... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Romans 6:5-7

Romans 6:5-7. For Surely these two must go together; so that if we have been united to Christ by faith, (to which baptism engages us,) and have been made conformable to his death, by being dead to sin, we shall also know the power of his resurrection, by rising to newness of life. Knowing this Not in theory merely, but by experience; that our old man Coeval with our being; our evil nature derived from Adam; the whole system of our former inclinations and dispositions. It is a strong and... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Romans 6:1-23

6:1-8:39 THE WAY OF HOLINESS (SANCTIFICATION)Having spoken about justification by faith (how believers can be put right with God), Paul goes on to speak about sanctification by faith (how believers can live lives of practical holiness). In some of the other New Testament writings, ‘sanctify’ means ‘declare holy’, in much the same way as ‘justify’ means ‘declare righteous’. (‘Sanctify’ and ‘holy’ are different parts of the same word in the original languages.) Sanctification, like justification,... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Romans 6:6

Knowing . App-132 . old man . The old Adam nature. Here, 2 Chronicles 3:9; 2 Chronicles 3:9 . man . App-123 . crucified with . See John 19:32 . the body of sin = the old nature which is the slave of sin. Compare Colossians 2:11 , Colossians 2:12 . destroyed = annulled. Greek. katargeo. See Romans 3:3 and Luke 13:7 . henceforth . Greek. meketi. serve . App-190 . read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Romans 6:7

is dead = died (i.e. with Christ). is freed = has been justified, cleared from the claims of sin. App-191 . from . App-104 . read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Romans 6:6

Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with him, that the body of sin might be done away, that we should no longer be in bondage to sin.Both aspects of the Christian's death to sin are visible in this. It is a precious kind of knowledge that enables the Christian to do away with the body of sin, which is the old man, and that knowledge is .the consciousness that we have already been endowed with a legal status of deadness to sin through our being "in Christ" and therefore legally... read more

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