Sunday, May 8, 2011
Paul's Questions in Romans 6.
Paul gently leads us through a series of rhetorical questions to help us reason and understand how and why to live the resurrected life.
Not to diminish from all the others nuggets he presents to us in this classic chapter on the crucifixion of the old man and living after the new, but if we just ask the questions, we can gain some real clarity. Here they are:
*What shall we say then?
*Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
*How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
*Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
*What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace?
*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?
*What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed?
It makes it pretty simple, doesn't it? That's rhetorical, you don't have to answer it...do you? :<)