Romans 6:7 -What Does it Really Mean?

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  • lowly one
    lowly one

    . Romans 5:20 "Now the law"..."by works of law no flesh will be declared righteous before him, for by law is the accurate knowledge of sin..." Romans 3:20 Romans 6:1,7,11,13,14 "Shall we continue in sin"..."For he who has died has been acquited from [his] sin...Likewise also You: reckon yourselves to be dead...but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead...You are not under law..."

    Interesting how the scriptures are written with many things and in such a way as to sugjest ones may not be in the proper legal condition to 'present yourselves alive from the dead' where Paul urged, 'reckon yourselves to be dead'. Even now, this institution requires dependance upon law such as, extrapolation off the law of blood, Pedophila law requiring 2 witnesses...the adherance to these things may indicate ones are yet to be' 'acquitted from sin'.

    ___________ "If anyone thinks he has acquired knowledge of something, he does not yet know [it] just as he ought to know [it]." 1Corinthians 8:2

  • Ticker

    Typical JW doctrines. They like to claim that they are not under law and that the law was done away with at the time of Jesus sacrificial death. But in deep contrast they are very much under law as half of their doctines and policies are derived from the old testament. They have many laws and policies for all sorts of issues, as they have a book compiled at bethel as too how to deal with all sorts of issues that may arrise, laws created in dealing with such issues. They have created their own system of laws, which rivals that of the Jewish Torah.


  • BlackSwan of Memphis
    BlackSwan of Memphis

    Isn't Romans 6:7 the verse that they use to support the idear that when a person dies they are acquitted of their sins and so are ressurected?

    Seems a little out of context.


  • peacefulpete

    didn't like the answer from last week?

    Romans 6:7 - What Does It Really Mean?

  • lowly one
    lowly one


    Romans 6 "...we died with reference to sin"...

    "If You died togerther with Christ toward the elementary things of the world, why do You...futher subject yourselves to the decrees...the commands and teachings of men..." Colossians 2:20,21 Hebrews 10:26 "For if we practice sin willfully"...

    "we should no longer go on being slaves to sin. For he who has died has been acquitted from his sin...but living with reference to God..." Romans 6:6,7,11

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