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Olathe View Baptist Church

Our Identification with Christ Through Baptism

In Romans 6, Paul answers an objection that was common back in his day and relatively common today - the Antinomian view that once saved, people were released from the obligation of observing the moral law of God. This, of course was not the intention of God. God saved us to deliver us from sin, not give us a license to sin all the more. Then Paul lays a foundation in the next three verses to help us understand the very foundation of our sanctification - we are united with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. When Christ died to sin, we died with Him. We no longer have any allegiance to sin, but rather to live unto the holy One who died for us.