God forbid! For we that are dead to sin, how shall we live any longer therein?
Know you not that all we who are baptized in Christ Jesus are baptized in his death?
For we are buried together with him by baptism into death: that, as Christ is risen from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we also may walk in newness of life.
For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection.
Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin may be destroyed, to the end that we may serve sin no longer.
For he that is dead is justified from sin.
Now, if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall live also together with Christ.
Knowing that Christ, rising again from the dead, dieth now no more. Death shall no more have dominion over him.
For in that he died to sin, he died once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
So do you also reckon that you are dead to sin, but alive unto God, in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, so as to obey the lusts thereof.