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What did Christ die to?

Jesus Christ died for all our sins

For whom did Jesus die?

  1. He died for the whole world (Jn 3:16)
  2. He died for the church (Eph 5:25)
  3. He died for sinners (Rom 5:8)
  4. He died for all (2 Cor 5:15)
  5. He died for His enemies (Rom 5:10)
  6. He died for everyone (Heb 2:9)

What did Jesus die for?

  1. To redeem us (Gal 3:13)
  2. To forgive us (Col 2:13)
  3. To rescue us (Gal 1:4)
  4. To save us (Rom 4:25)
  5. To make propitiation for our sins (Heb 2:17)
  6. To atone for sin (1 John 2:2)
  7. To reconcile us to God (2 Cor 5:18)

Jesus died to sin

Possibly one of the most powerful truths to the believer is one that passes many a person’s attention it seems. Were it not so we would hear more teaching on the subject I am sure.

One of the most important things for us (believers) to know and understand is that Christ died to sin (singular). Let me explain why this is important.

Defining sin (singular)

Sin (noun, singular and with the definite article before it) refers to the sin nature or flesh and can be called a number of different things; the body of sin, the flesh, sin, sin in the flesh.

The flesh is not the old man. The flesh is the body of sin and the old man is the old person in Adam.

knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with [rendered inoperative], so that we would no longer be slaves to sin;

Romans 6:6

How did this occurr? When Christ died, He not only died for sins He also died to sin. This means that in our union with Christ we also died to sin therefore being set free from its right to rule over us. The sin nature did not die, Christ died to it.

For the death that He died, He died to sin [TE AMARTIA – the sin] once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.

Romans 6:10

This means that Christ died so we might live free.

It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.

Galatians 5:1

Christ set us free for freedom. Notice freedom is not found by dying to self since we were already crucified with Christ (Gal 2:20).

How do we walk in freedom? We keep standing firm. Standing firm here is our walk of faith, holding onto the truth that we died with Christ. Our old self was crucified and we died to the flesh already. We count on this by faith.

Even so consider [count, reckon] yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

Romans 6:11

In Conclusion

Therefore we conclude that Christ died to sin or the body of sin. This is such a powerful grace truth for the believer to know. In order for the believer to be saved from the power of sin, Christ died to that which enslaved him (the flesh) and the power of the Holy Spirit is there to deal with the flesh for those who do count on this by faith (Gal 5:16).

Are you still trying to die to ‘self’? Are you still trying to crucify yourself? If you’re a believer in Christ, this was already done for you! Will you, by faith, count on it as already dealt with?

Romans 6:2 We who died to sin…

The real answer to why not continue in sin What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace might increase? May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it? Romans 6:1-2 Paul’s answer is astounding. We generally think of reasons why not to sin; sin …

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