The powerful effect of God’s work for us in Christ leaves us justified and saved without a doubt. The resurrecting power of God’s work for us in baptism leaves us completely changed. How can we go back to the way things used to be? Why would we want to? Here is true life gained through baptism. Here is true life lived for God. We won't live as victims anymore. Sin doesn't own us anymore. Jesus does. Romans 6:1-11
It's time for death to stop killing life. It's time for us to put death to death and start living again. Paul shows us that Jesus already did; in him we do too! Romans 5:12-15.