“Would you like to come to the party on Friday night?” the teen was asked. Knowing that drugs would flow at this particular party, the young Christian girl answered, “I won’t be able to be there.” “Why not?” her friend persisted. “Because I’m dead,” the Christian simply answered.
We’re dead. That’s what the Bible teaches. Romans 6:6 says that the old self you were in Adam died with Jesus Christ. Colossians 3:3 says that we died with Him. That has everything to do with the freedom we can now enjoy over sin.
When Corrie Ten Boom was imprisoned with her sister, Betsy, in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, the Lord spoke to Betsy one day and told her that by the new year they would both be free. Free from the cruel tyranny of the guards that tormented them daily.
By the time the new year came, Betsy had died. Was she free from the power of the guards? Of course she was. That’s what happened to you. Sin controlled you before you knew Christ, but because you died with Him, it has no power over you anymore.
Paul wrote in Romans 6:14 that “sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law, but under grace.” By God’s grace, you have been set free from sin’s authority through your own death. You died with Jesus Christ. Consider yourself to be dead to sin, but alive to God through Jesus Christ. That’s what the Bible says about the matter.