Even Though the Justified will Die, Death No Longer Has Dominion Over Them

Romans 6:9-10: “We know that Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; death no longer has any dominion over him. For the death he died , he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. “

These verses are crucial for understanding the meaning of both the death and the resurrection. The reason that the debt of the sins of elect cannot hold Christ is not some “greater infinite credit”. The reason is the death of Christ.

Christ died to sin. This does not mean that Christ was born again, or became secretly regenerate or had a joyful experience of the power of the Spirit.

It means rather that the Triune God caused Christ to die because God by legal imputation already did or did not lay the sins of every sinner on Christ. And this in turn means:

ONE that Christ is no longer imputed with those sins, and this because He has died once for them and will not die again.

TWO, it means that it is not sinners (nor their faith nor their apology) who give their sins to Christ. God gave the sins of the elect to Christ already, and God already did not give the sins of the non-elect to Christ.

And you may say; this is all well and good, and I don’t disagree, but we don’t need to say it. The elect just might not believe the true gospel if you tell them the details and make distinctions this way.

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