Please Read ROMANS CHAPTER 6; 1-23
11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through through Jesus Christ our “Lord”
For my own views , It means were already dead unto sin, without Us knowing it, “slowly dying”
12 Let not sin therefore reign in your “Mortal Body” that ye should obey it in the “Lust” thereof
In the passage of the Bible the “Lust”
1 John 2: 16-17
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
Then in the same Chapter 1 John Chapter 2; 1
My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, “we have an advocate with Father, Jesus Christ the righteous”;
St. John 14; 1
1 Let not your heart be troubled ye believe in God, believe in me also
For me I believe in God First, the in “Lord” Jesus
Then how do we know the way or to believe?
14; 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me
So its clear that don’t ignore or by pass Jesus as the “Lord” to the Father or God.
1 John chapter 1; 1-10 I recommend to read all the chapter 1
That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ
All for One and One for All or Us, its not too late that we are “united as One”
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness
10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar and his word is not in us
Romans Chapter 6; 23
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our “LORD”
I have my own beliefs of the word LORD and believing through Lord Jesus
I don’t know what is the “gift” of God means or you need to believe through Lord Jesus teachings and commandments and the Eternal life is the opposite of Death.
I think or reason its not too late to unite as " ONE" For God through Lord Jesus of THE BIBLE.
John 10 read all the chapter; 30
I and my Father are One
1 John 1
This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth. But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.
If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar and showing that his word has no place in our hearts.
Thanks Carla for the Relpy