Twisted Text - Romans 6:14 (Not Under the Law)

Paul wrote,

14 For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.

What does this mean? Look closely. In Romans 3:19 Paul clarified that to be "under” the law really means to be under the law’s condemnation as a lawbreaker, and therefore "guilty before God.” Figuratively, it means that the law is ‘on top’ of the sinner. When we repent of our sins and trust Jesus Christ and His grace, we are immediately forgiven and counted no longer as "guilty before God." Thank the Lord! But then the question is: are we then free to break the law? In the next verse after Romans 6:14, Paul continues, "What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid (Romans 6:15). Thus God Himself has forbidden us to conclude that our new status of being “not under the law” means that we are free to violate His commandments without consequences. Read also Romans 3:31.

“Grace” covers our sins of breaking God’s law, but it is not a license keep doing it.

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