Romans 6:1 tells us, “What shall we say then?  Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?  God forbid.

Romans 6:1 is the gist of the entire chapter and it is a command to us not to abuse, misuse, or misinterpret Romans 5:20 which tells us, “...But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound” because this is what many people do.   

And what does Romans 6:1 teach us?  It teaches us that God forbids sinning that grace may abound.   It sounds to me like deliberate sinning-- In other words, I know that what I am doing is wrong, but I am still going to sin anyway because of grace.  

What is the meaning of the word “forbid”?  It means “to command against.” Therefore we should be very careful not to do it let alone teach it.  

It makes no sense that Jesus came to save us from our sins and as well encourage us to sin because grace did much more abound.  Please do not get me wrong, I thank God for grace because without it I would be dead already. Therefore it will be a wise thing for me to correct myself in the things He is asking me to correct before my chances run out.

The wise apostle of this epistle then gives us a reason why we should not continue in sin but instead become a Servant of Righteousness, and this is taken from Romans 6:2-23.   

He tells us in order to become of Servant of Righteousness you must obey from the heart the doctrine of God that is and was delivered to you (Romans 6:17).  You cannot become a Servant of Righteousness and be a person who sins because grace abounds when you sin.

This means that your heart is not right with God.  Therefore I command repentance and prayer asking God to give you a right heart in the name of Jesus.  

Please read the following.
6 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:
9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.
10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.
20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.
21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God…
By Evangelist K. Michael

If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour and you will like to inherit eternal life.  I would like to invite you to pray this simple prayer with me right now.

Lord Jesus, I repent of my sins.  Thank you for forgiving me. Please come into my life and save me.  I confess you as my Lord and Savior and believe in my heart that God has raised you from the dead, Amen.  

I wish you congratulations, and would like to advise to ask God to lead you to a church that teaches truth.  To get baptized and receive the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. May the Lord richly bless you and keep you, Amen.  


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