Baptism and a New Reality for Everyday Living

Romans 6:1-19 

From What God Does, to What We Do
Paul has announced the Good News of Jesus in marketplaces and synagogues many times. He knows that people often find it hard to grasp the impact of it for their lives. Or they resist its meaning. Thus the questions (6:1,15). OK, sounds like God’s done a good job. It’s a level I’m not used to dealing with. Why don’t I just continue as is and let God do it? In church history, the reformation so emphasized faith over against the works practices of medieval Catholicism, that sometimes any sort of human freedom/action was seen as dangerous. All was predestined. In reaction, some said the Gospel is only human reform...