7 For [gar] he that is dead [apothnesko] is freed [dikaioo] from [apo] sin [hamartia]. KJV-Interlinear
7 For one who has died has been set free from sin. ESV
There is an old saying, that when a slave dies, it is only then in death that he is truly set free. And though the saying applied to physical death, there is more to this principle than meets the eye.
When we are born physically alive, we are born with the sin nature already intertwined within our physical body. We are born physically alive but spiritually dead because of the existence of that sin nature within us.
Our spiritual death was due to Adams original sin, which was and is handed down from parent to child, from generation to generation.
We have already studied the implications of this situation, regarding eternal condemnation.
A person has to grow up and attain an age or a status of accountability, before God will hold them accountable for their personal sins.
No one is condemned because of the sins of someone else. Each and every person is condemned because of their own committed sins.
So in this life, we have two strikes against us. The first is Adams original sin, which we were born with, and the second is our own personal sins, which we commit because of our own decisions.
Without God, or some spiritual resolution, we are trapped as slaves to sin, and sin becomes our cruel master.
Therefore, in order to be free from that master, we must die, since that master, which is sin, cannot and will not set us free.
In Gods plan, we symbolically died to sin, as portrayed in the baptism ritual. The reality of our death to sin, comes through faith, which secures our salvation, and through which the Holy Spirit descends into each one of us, and performs the real spiritual baptism, which accomplishes our release from sin, which is portrayed as death to sin.
But even after salvation, we are still physically alive in this world, with our physical bodies which still have the sin nature contained within.
In order to remove all remaining sin, then our physical bodies have to die to sin, and our physical bodies have to be replaced with resurrection bodies.
Therefore, in physical death, our physical bodies are discarded along with the sin that is contained within them, and both body and sin dissolve and are abolished forever.
Our soul and spirit, neither of which are infected with sin, leave the body, and go to heaven to be with the Lord.
At some appointed future time, a resurrection will occur, and we will be reunited, soul and spirit, with a better and incorruptible body.
In order to free ourselves from the taint of sin, we must pass through a death, which severs all ties with the slave master of sin. And that is accomplished through faith and through resurrection.
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