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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

SHOULD SAINTS SIN?

SHOULD SAINTS SIN:  ROMANS 6:1-23
Partical notes from Charles e Whisnant, lesson 
Sunday March 20, 2011

What shall we say then? Shall we continue 1961 in sin 266, that grace5485 may abound4121?

In the Greek:  Shall we continue epimenoumen [may we continue] in the sin hamartia  That the grace may abound?[i]


[i] The Complete Biblical Library Roman Volume 7 Study of Romans – Corinthians 1986  Bought while in Altoona, Kansas


ROMANS 6:1  ‘SHALL WE CONTINUE1961 IN  (the) SIN?266  ARE WE?
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  • Literally “remain upon the sin”  “I want to”.
  • ·        to stay at or with, to tarry still, still to abide, to continue, remain [i]

THE CHRISTIAN CANNOT ‘CONTINUE1961  in the COMPLETE LIBRARY #1946  
  • VERB, indic fut act (Shall we Continue.  MAY WE CONTINUE: verb, subject present action.  A present subjunctive mood: i.e. refers to continuous or repeated action.
  • Is the literal picture of one abiding, remaining on, tarrying or staying at a place. Acts 10:48; 21:4; 28:12-14; I Corinthians 16:-8 and Galatians 1:18
  • Figuratively means to persists as in John 8:7, to persevere or to continue in an activity as in Acts 12:16 or state, such as in a state of sin in Romans 6:1.

Three aberrations from the biblical teaching on justification – cheap grace, legalism, and moralism still dominate the church today.  Richard Lovelace.

MORALISM is the approach to Christianity  that concentrates on the teaching of Christ as moral imperative to be addressed to society without adequate emphasis on the necessity for repentance and faith leading to justification.

LEAGALSIM:  As their approach to Christian experience what they have tried to do is to manufacture disciplines, rules, and regulations designed to isolate the believers from all that would hinder or mar his spiritual progress.

CHEAP GRACE: A term coined by the German pastor and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Refers to the sad attitude, displayed in varying degrees of openness, which says, in effect, “I’ve been forgiven and I will go on being forgiven whatever I do, so I can do whatever I wish.”

So how are we to think about these  type of thinking?\\


THAT GRACE MAY ABOUND? 4121   MIGHT INCREASE.  An aorist tense, active voice, subjunctive mood. Greek “pleonazo”.

·       Means to abound, to increase considerably the extent of an activity or state, with the implication of the result being abundance……in this case that grace might be in abundance or surplus.

SAINT’S RELATIONSHIP TO SIN.