설교일  :  2007.2.4
설교제목  :  로마서 6장[1]
성경구절  :  로마서 6:1-11
설교자  :  염재현

Romans Ch.6[1] (gauC bst 070204)

1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
그런즉 우리가 무슨 말을 하리요? 은혜가 넘치게 하려고 죄 가운데 거하겠느냐?
2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
결코 그럴 수 없느니라. 죄에 대하여 죽은 우리가 어찌 그 가운데 더 살리요?

Romans 6 continues the argument begun in the Chapter 5. Paul is still dealing with the subject of sin rather than sins, but now he is going to show that Christ's victory at Calvary liberates us not only from sin's penalty but also from its power.
Our security gives us no excuse to "continue in sin" (6:1). On the contrary, we who were once "dead in sin"(Eph.2:5) are now "dead to sin."
Death, once our enemy, is now actually made to minister to the believer the benefits of Christ's victory over the tomb.
The doctrine of eternal security of the believer resulting in freedom to sin comes actually from our freedom from sin, which our death brings us (v.7).
Imagine some one trying to evoke a reaction from a corps! Nothing can be more unresponsive than a person who is dead. There should be in our lives such an experience of the reality of our death with Christ that sin can evoke no response from us at all.

3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 예수 그리스도 안으로 침례를 받은 우리가 그분의 죽음 안으로 침례를 받은 줄을 너희가 알지 못하느냐?
4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death : that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 그러므로 우리가 죽음 안으로 침례를 받아 그분과 함께 묻혔나니 이것은 그리스도께서 아버지의 영광을 힘입어 죽은 자들로부터 일으켜 세우심을 받은 것같이 우리도 생명의 새로움 속에서 걷게 하려 함이라.
5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection : 이는 만일 우리가 그분의 죽음과 같은 모양으로 함께 심겼으면 또한 그분의 부활과 같은 모양으로 될 것임이라.

The word "planted" here is literally "united together." Paul is seeking to convey the remarkable truth that Christ's death is our death; His burial was our burial; His resurrection was our resurrection. At Calvary, God has dealt with the question of self as well as the question of sin by putting us to death with Christ.

6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 우리가 알거니와 우리 옛 사람이 그분과 함께 십자가에 못박힌 것은 죄의 몸을 멸하여 다시는 죄를 섬기지 아니하게 하려 함이니

"The body of sin" has been defined as "the instrument for carrying out sin's orders." But the believer is to regard his body as dead so far as being an instrument through which sin can work, is concerned.
Of course the body does not feel dead to sin, but that is quite beside the point; God says it is. A sinner seeking salvation must learn that salvation does not depend upon feelings but upon certain facts related to the work of Christ and the word of God.
A certain man was accustomed to rising at six o'clock to catch a train each morning at seven. His wife usually saw him off to work; but one night the little ones had been particularly restless and his wife just setting down to a deep sleep when the alarm clock went off. "Oh, dear," she groaned, "is that six o'clock?" When her husband told her it was, she said, "It doesn't feel like six o'clock." Now here is the point. It didn't feel like six o'clock but the sun, the moon, and the stars, the earth on its orbit, and the whole machinery of the heavens declared that it was six o'clock. But it didn't feel like six o'clock! It is the same with this great biblical truth that the believer is dead with Christ. He may not feel very dead, but that is beside the point. God said that he is, and the whole machinery of redemption declares it to be a fact. God reckons the believer to be dead to the promptings of sin.
How slow we are to believe this great, basic fact which opens for us the door to victorious Christian living! The story is told of two Irishmen, Pet and Mike, who found a most unusual turtle. The animal's head had been completely severed from its body, but the turtle was still running around as though nothing had happened. Pat maintained that it was dead, but Mike denied it stoutly and the argument waxed louder and louder until presently along came O'brien. They decided that O'brien should arbitrate the matter and that his verdict should be final. O'brien took one look at this remarkable turtle and said, "it's dead — but it doesn't believe it!" That is exactly the problem with many Christians: they are dead but they do not believe it. This is a tragedy, for it is the truth of this verse fully and unreservedly believed that breaks sin's stronghold in the life once it is believed. ( j p )

7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
이는 죽은 자가 죄로부터 해방되었음이라.
8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him :
만일 이제 우리가 그리스도와 함께 죽었으면 또한 그분과 함께 살 줄을 믿노니
9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. /그 까닭은/ 그리스도께서 죽은 자들로부터 일으킴을 받았으므로 다시는 죽지 아니하시고 사망이 다시는 그분을 지배하지 못할 줄을 우리가 알기 때문이로다.
10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once : but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. 이는 그분께서 죽으신 것은 죄에 대하여 단 한 번 죽으신 것이요, 그분께서 살아 계신 것은 하나님께 대하여 살아 계신 것이기 때문이니
11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. 이와 같이 너희도 너희 자신을 죄에 대하여는 참으로 죽은 자요, 하나님께 대하여는 예수 그리스도 우리 { 주} 를 통하여 산 자로 여길지어다.

During wartime, a man reported to his commanding officer, "I have taken a prisoner."
 "Bring him along with you," his commander said.
 "He won't come," complained the soldier.
 "Well, then, come yourself," replied the officer.
 "I can't. He won't let me," was the final acknowledgment.
I fear a great deal of Christian victory is no deeper than that. All Christians have indeed been freed from the penalty of sin. But what about sin's power? Are we to camp forever around the truth of our justification, that "where sin abounded, grace abounded much more"? Were we justified that we might be legally safe, or that we might become morally and spiritually sound? Were we not declared righteous in Christ that we might be holy in life?
Perhaps unconsciously to ourselves, we have settled down to an ordinary and defeated Christian life, a customary unholiness. When the Captain of our salvation looks to us to be more than conquerors, to triumph in every place and take captivity captive, we cannot bring our sinful lives into obedience. "Well, then, come yourself," cries our Captain. But indwelling sinful self "won't let me."
When Christ took upon Himself my humanity, apart from which He could never have borne the penalty for my sins, He made me one with Himself. I am identified with Him. He not only died for me, but I died with Him. He took me with Himself into death, and His death was my death to sin. he took me through the Cross, down into the tomb, and out of the tomb on and beyond the reach of sin's domination. This is the great basic fact.

Regardless of our feelings, we are to reckon on this great fact—of our union with Christ in death and resurrection. "Reckon yourselves to be dead in deed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus" (v.11). Note that Paul does not say, reckon sin dead to you. God's way to victory over sin is not through the suppression of sinful desires, nor through the eradication of the old nature, nor yet through the cleansing of inbred sin. God's way of victory is through crucifixion—deliverance is only through death.

Note that Paul does not say we have actually died, neither is he saying we are literally "dead to sin." But Paul is saying that which is true of every believer, namely, that he is dead to sin through his union with Christ. Each and every believer has been baptized by the Spirit into Christ. "He that is joined the Lord is one spirit"—one with the Crucified (1Cor.6:17, Mk.1:8). ( L. E. Maxwell )