“God forbid: how shall wee that are dead to sinne, liue any longer therein?”
1611 King James Version (KJV)
6:2 Dead to sin - Freed both from the guilt and from the power of it.
Ro 6:2 God forbid. "By no means", as in the Revised Version. The answer is emphatic. The thought is abhorrent, and the thing impossible from the very nature of the Christian life. The Christian life begins with a death to sin. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer in it? The Revised Version says, "Who died to sin". That is correct. The Greek verb "apothnesko" is in the past tense. A fact is referred to that occurred in the past. Death is a separation. When we severed our relation with sin, we died to it. If we have cut loose from it, how can we continue in it?