Heaven forbid! How can we, who have died to sin, still live in it?
Don't you know that those of us who have been immersed into the Messiah Yeshua have been immersed into his death?
Through immersion into his death we were buried with him; so that just as, through the glory of the Father, the Messiah was raised from the dead, likewise we too might live a new life.
For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will also be united with him in a resurrection like his.
We know that our old self was put to death on the execution-stake with him, so that the entire body of our sinful propensities might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin.
For someone who has died has been cleared from sin.
Now since we died with the Messiah, we trust that we will also live with him.
We know that the Messiah has been raised from the dead, never to die again; death has no authority over him.
For his death was a unique event that need not be repeated; but his life, he keeps on living for God.
In the same way, consider yourselves to be dead to sin but alive for God, by your union with the Messiah Yeshua.
Therefore, do not let sin rule in your mortal bodies, so that it makes you obey its desires;