Quote…J.C. Metcalf

“Reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto to sin, but alive unto God
through Jesus Christ, our Lord” (Romans 6:11).
“The death of our Lord on the Cross has depths of meaning that can only be
plumbed by way of discovered personal need, but that reveals ‘unsearchable
riches.’  To the one who still has hopes of ‘attaining’  in the Christian life, a
verse such as Romans 6:11 is a rather meaningless jargon used by those who
give messages on the ‘deepening of the spiritual life.’
To the believer who has been taught by the Holy Spirit something of his own
utter, inbred sinfulness, it comes as a message from God full of hope and
encouragement.
He grasps the rescue rope thrown to him by the right hand of Omnipotence,
and with humble thankfulness sets out to learn how that he can reckon [count on]
himself to be ‘dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ, our Lord.’
When he looks at the Cross he sees there the fact that not only did the Lord Jesus
die for him, but that he himself was taken down into His death unto sin, in order that
the practical reality of His resurrection life might transform him into the divine likeness.”
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