Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
What should we say then? Should we continue in sin so that grace may multiply?
Absolutely not! How can we who died to sin still live in it?
Or are you unaware that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?
Therefore we were buried with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too may walk in a new way of life.
For if we have been joined with Him in the likeness of His death, we will certainly also be in the likeness of His resurrection.
For we know that our old self was crucified with Him in order that sinâ€™s dominion over the body may be abolished, so that we may no longer be enslaved to sin,
Therefore, no condemnation now exists for those in Christ Jesus.
But it is from Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who became God-given wisdom for us – our righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.
Now we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who comes from God, so that we may understand what has been freely given to us by God.
For who has known the Lordâ€™s mind, that he may instruct Him?
But we have the mind of Christ.
Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens.
For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.
He has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son He loves.
We have redemption, the forgiveness of sins, in Him.
For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment.