Dead to Sin but Alive in Union with Christ
What shall we say, then? Should we continue to live in sin so that God's grace will increase?
Certainly not! We have died to sin—how then can we go on living in it?
For surely you know that when we were baptized into union with Christ Jesus, we were baptized into union with his death.
By our baptism, then, we were buried with him and shared his death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from death by the glorious power of the Father, so also we might live a new life.
5 For since we have become one with him in dying as he did, in the same way we shall be one with him by being raised to life as he was.