Dead to Sin

My hero E. Stanley Jones once said, “As long as I am alive to God – alive to His suggestions, His urges, His leadings, His love – I am by that very expulsive fact dead to sin. The higher expels the lower. I don’t fight sin. I expel it by preoccupation with the Higher. Looking at Him I am spoiled for anything less.”

My hero Paul of Tarsus once said, “Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with Him, because we know that Christ, having been raised from the dead, no longer dies. Death no longer rules over Him. For in that He died, He died to sin once for all; but in that He lives, He lives to God. So, you too consider yourselves dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, so that you obey its desires.” (Romans 6:8-12)