1) If you are saved, you are free.
To hammer this point in, Paul uses an analogy of marriage in Romans 7. This is a transition chapter in the book of Romans to mark those who have crossed over from the life of the flesh to the life of the Spirit. In other words, those who have been saved from spiritual death and given a new spiritual life. We were dead in our sins and now Jesus comes, the gospel comes and we are freed from sin and given a new nature.
Using the marriage illustration, in Rom 7:1-6, Paul says if you are married and your husband is still alive, then you are still bound. To be married is to be in bondage. I know that sounds bad. Let me take a brief detour in the message.
Marriage is bondage. That means, for those who are not married, please enjoy your freedom! [Read more…] about The Book of Romans: Under New Management (pt 2 of 3)