Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Romans Chapter 6
Metaphysically Interpreting Romans 6:15-23
6:15What then? shall we sin, because we are not under law, but under grace? God forbid. 6:16Know ye not, that to whom ye present yourselves as servants unto obedience, his servants ye are whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? 6:17But thanks be to God, that, whereas ye were servants of sin, ye became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching whereunto ye were delivered; 6:18and being made free from sin, ye became servants of righteousness. 6:19I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye presented your members as servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity, even so now present your members as servants to righteousness unto sanctification.
6:20For when ye were servants of sin, ye were free in regard of righteousness. 6:21What fruit then had ye at that time in the things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. 6:22But now being made free from sin and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto sanctification, and the end eternal life. 6:23For the wages of sin is death; but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
October 30, 1938: Romans 6:17-23
Must one always serve some cause? In the moral viewpoint we must serve either sin or righteousness. When we are freed from the one, we embrace the other. “And being made free from sin we became servants of righteousness.”
What is the end of sin in man? Sin ends in death, which is a penalty; not a profit.
What is the end or “fruit” of righteousness? Righteousness, or right living, leads to consciousness of eternal life. This is the greatest profit that can accrue to anyone.
Transcribed by Lloyd Kinder on 10-29-2013