Dead To Sin

As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him 1 Peter 2:24

‘Dead to sin” in 1 Peter 2:24 harmonises with ”dead to sin” in Romans 6.

1Pe 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

Rom 6:6 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.
Rom 6:7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.

Jesus ”’bearing our sin” (1Pe 2:24) is clearly associated with the individual being ”dead to sin,” hence the context is a new fresh start, not retributive, governmental or public justice as is taught under substitution (debt paid) theology..

Salvation MUST be approached in the context and attitude of entering into a covenant with God ”once and for all” with a repentance not to be repeated. This is why the trust and receive message is so dangerous wherein the implication in reality is a mere confession of being sinful and then waiting for some magic to occur, a doctrine whereby the service of sin NEVER actually ceases.

The true Gospel message preached by Jesus of Nazareth and the early apostles wrought a radical and total transformation within those whom truly believed (ie. active application as opposed to mere mental assent). The result being…

1Jn 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
1Jn 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
1Jn 4:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
1Jn 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
1Jn 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
1Jn 4:12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
1Jn 4:13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
1Jn 4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
1Jn 4:15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
1Jn 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
1Jn 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

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