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Rom 6:15
Shall we sin because we are not under the law - Shall we abuse our high and holy calling because we are not under that law which makes no provision for pardon, but are under that Gospel which has opened the fountain to wash away all sin and defilement? Shall we sin because grace abounds? Shall we do evil that good may come of it? This be far from us! (Dr. Adam Clarke)
His servants ye are to whom ye obey. If we obey sin, we are sin's servants, under his reign, and will receive, not grace, but sin's wages, which is death; or, on the other hand, if we obey Christ, we are his servants, and enjoy his righteousness. None enjoy this blessedness but those who turn from sin and obey Christ. (The People's New Testament)
What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? May it never be! (NASB)
What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. (KJV)
Well then, since God's grace has set us free from the law, does that mean we can go on sinning?  Of course not! (NLT)
What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Absolutely not! (NET)

Liberation is not license!  Do we wish to continue to receive the recompense of sin in our mortal bodies after we have been freed from its bondage?  I think not! We are NOT somehow made impervious to the wrath of God revealed against ALL unrighteousness and ALL ungodliness.  To the contrary, gravity still exists! Instead, wouldn't we rather continue to grow in Grace enjoying a greater intimacy with the Savior of our soul?

Now it is true that, not being under the law, the rule under which we are placed is not that of imputation but of non-imputation.  Is this a reason why we should sin? No! there is a reality in these things. We are slaves to that which we obey.  Sin leads to death; obedience to practical righteousness.  We are upon the wider principle of a new nature and grace; not the application of an external rule to a nature which was not, and could not be subject to it.  And, in truth, having been in the former case, the disciples in Rome had given proof of the justice of the apostle's argument by walking in the truth.  Set free from the slavery of sin, they had become (to use human language) the slaves of righteousness, and this did not end in itself; practical righteousness developed itself by the setting apart of the whole being for God with ever-growing intelligence.  They were obedient in such-and-such things; but the fruit was sanctification, a spiritual capacity, in that they were separated from evil, unto a deeper knowledge of God. (Dr. John Darby)
Rom 6:15
Shall we sin because we are not under the law - Shall we abuse our high and holy calling because we are not under that law which makes no provision for pardon, but are under that Gospel which has opened the fountain to wash away all sin and defilement? Shall we sin because grace abounds? Shall we do evil that good may come of it? This be far from us! (Dr. Adam Clarke)
His servants ye are to whom ye obey. If we obey sin, we are sin's servants, under his reign, and will receive, not grace, but sin's wages, which is death; or, on the other hand, if we obey Christ, we are his servants, and enjoy his righteousness. None enjoy this blessedness but those who turn from sin and obey Christ. (The People's New Testament)
What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? May it never be! (NASB)
What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. (KJV)
Well then, since God's grace has set us free from the law, does that mean we can go on sinning?  Of course not! (NLT)
What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Absolutely not! (NET)

Liberation is not license!  Do we wish to continue to receive the recompense of sin in our mortal bodies after we have been freed from its bondage?  I think not! We are NOT somehow made impervious to the wrath of God revealed against ALL unrighteousness and ALL ungodliness.  To the contrary, gravity still exists! Instead, wouldn't we rather continue to grow in Grace enjoying a greater intimacy with the Savior of our soul?

Now it is true that, not being under the law, the rule under which we are placed is not that of imputation but of non-imputation.  Is this a reason why we should sin? No! there is a reality in these things. We are slaves to that which we obey.  Sin leads to death; obedience to practical righteousness.  We are upon the wider principle of a new nature and grace; not the application of an external rule to a nature which was not, and could not be subject to it.  And, in truth, having been in the former case, the disciples in Rome had given proof of the justice of the apostle's argument by walking in the truth.  Set free from the slavery of sin, they had become (to use human language) the slaves of righteousness, and this did not end in itself; practical righteousness developed itself by the setting apart of the whole being for God with ever-growing intelligence.  They were obedient in such-and-such things; but the fruit was sanctification, a spiritual capacity, in that they were separated from evil, unto a deeper knowledge of God. (Dr. John Darby)


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