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Romans 6:03 - In Union With His Death Bookmark

Rom 6:3 (3) Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into (c) Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?

(3) There are three parts of this sanctification: that is, the death of the old man or sin, his burial, and the resurrection of the new man, descending into us from the virtue of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ, of which benefit our baptism is a sign and pledge.

(c) To the end that growing up as one with him, we should receive his strength to extinguish sin in us, and to make us new men. (Geneva Bible Translation Notes)
Thayer's Greek Definitions
G50
α?γνοε?ω
agnoeo?
Thayer Definition:
1) to be ignorant, not to know
2) not to understand, unknown
3) to err or sin through mistake, to be wrong

FROM

G3539
νοιε?ω
noieo?
Thayer Definition:
1) to perceive with the mind, to understand, to have understanding
2) to think upon, heed, ponder, consider

γινω?σκω
gino?sko?
Thayer Definition:
1) to learn to know, come to know, get a knowledge of perceive, feel
1a) to become known
2) to know, understand, perceive, have knowledge of
2a) to understand
2b) to know
3) Jewish idiom for sexual intercourse between a man and a woman
4) to become acquainted with, to know

G1492
ει??δω
eido?
Thayer Definition:
1) to see
1a) to perceive with the eyes
1b) to perceive by any of the senses
1c) to perceive, notice, discern, discover
1d) to see
1d1) i.e. to turn the eyes, the mind, the attention to anything
1d2) to pay attention, observe
1d3) to see about something
1d3a) i.e. to ascertain what must be done about it
1d4) to inspect, examine
1d5) to look at, behold
1e) to experience any state or condition
1f) to see, i.e. have an interview with, to visit
2) to know
2a) to know of anything
2b) to know, i.e. get knowledge of, understand, perceive
2b1) of any fact
2b2) the force and meaning of something which has definite meaning
2b3) to know how, to be skilled in
2c) to have regard for one, cherish, pay attention to (1Th 5:12)
Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? (NASB)
Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? (KJV)
Or have you forgotten that when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined Him in His death? (NLT)
Or do you not know that as many as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? (NET)
For surely you know that when we were baptized into union with Christ Jesus, we were baptized into union with his death. (GNB)

In this amazing chapter there is three kinds of "knowing," a "reckoning," and a "presenting."  Their importance to the success of our Christian lives cannot be overstated. If the lesson here is NOT learned (as taught by the Holy Spirit Himself upon our hearts) then chapter 7, 9 and 12 become a bridge too far, or worse, pie in the sky in the sweet bye and bye.  Or to paraphrase Watchmen Nee, you can reckon yourself dead unto sin until hell freezes over without success until you understand the knowing.  The first in verse 3 is the "not knowing" or ignorance. The second is to know with certainty through intimacy (vs 6). The third is to know experientially through the senses (vs 9).

Yesterday I mentioned that sanctification consisted of two things:  Mortification (dying to sin) and Vivification (living to righteousness).  As we look at today's verse that in relationship to Christ's work there are three parts: death, burial, and resurrection.  Our baptism (the outward sign of what has already happened within) is a work of the Holy Spirit that creates a union with the work of Christ in dying for our sins.

Gal 3:27 And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes. (NLT)
Gal 6:14 As for me, may I never boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of that cross, my interest in this world has been crucified, and the world's interest in me has also died. (NLT)
Col 3:3 For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. (NLT)
My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. I do not treat the grace of God as meaningless. For if keeping the law could make us right with God, then there was no need for Christ to die. (Galatians 2:20-21 NLT)
Rom 6:3-10
Baptism teaches the necessity of dying to sin, and being as it were buried from all ungodly and unholy pursuits, and of rising to walk with God in newness of life.  Unholy professors may have had the outward sign of a death unto sin, and a new birth unto righteousness, but they never passed from the family of Satan to that of God.  The corrupt nature, called the old man, because derived from our first father Adam, is crucified with Christ, in every true believer, by the grace derived from the cross.  It is weakened and in a dying state, though it yet struggles for life, and even for victory. But the whole body of sin, whatever is not according to the holy law of God, must be done away, so that the believer may no more be the slave of sin, but live to God, and find happiness in his service. (Matthew Henry)
Were baptized unto his death - We were baptized with special reference to his death.  Our baptism had a strong resemblance to his death.  By that he became insensible to the things of the world; by baptism we in like manner become dead to sin.  Further, we are baptized with particular reference to the design of his death, the great leading feature and purpose of his work.  That was, to expiate sin; to free people from its power; to make them pure.  We have professed our devotion to the same cause; and have solemnly consecrated ourselves to the same design - to put a period to the dominion of iniquity. (Dr. Albert Barnes)
Baptized into his death? - That, as Jesus Christ in his crucifixion died completely, so that no spark of the natural or animal life remained in his body, so those who profess his religion should be so completely separated and saved from sin, that they have no more connection with it, nor any more influence from it, than a dead man has with or from his departed spirit. (Dr. Adam Clarke)
Baptized into his death? - That, as Jesus Christ in his crucifixion died completely, so that no spark of the natural or animal life remained in his body, so those who profess his religion should be so completely separated and saved from sin, that they have no more connection with it, nor any more influence from it, than a dead man has with or from his departed spirit. (Dr. John Gill)
Rom 6:3 (3) Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into (c) Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?

(3) There are three parts of this sanctification: that is, the death of the old man or sin, his burial, and the resurrection of the new man, descending into us from the virtue of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ, of which benefit our baptism is a sign and pledge.

(c) To the end that growing up as one with him, we should receive his strength to extinguish sin in us, and to make us new men. (Geneva Bible Translation Notes)
Thayer's Greek Definitions
G50
α?γνοε?ω
agnoeo?
Thayer Definition:
1) to be ignorant, not to know
2) not to understand, unknown
3) to err or sin through mistake, to be wrong

FROM

G3539
νοιε?ω
noieo?
Thayer Definition:
1) to perceive with the mind, to understand, to have understanding
2) to think upon, heed, ponder, consider

γινω?σκω
gino?sko?
Thayer Definition:
1) to learn to know, come to know, get a knowledge of perceive, feel
1a) to become known
2) to know, understand, perceive, have knowledge of
2a) to understand
2b) to know
3) Jewish idiom for sexual intercourse between a man and a woman
4) to become acquainted with, to know

G1492
ει??δω
eido?
Thayer Definition:
1) to see
1a) to perceive with the eyes
1b) to perceive by any of the senses
1c) to perceive, notice, discern, discover
1d) to see
1d1) i.e. to turn the eyes, the mind, the attention to anything
1d2) to pay attention, observe
1d3) to see about something
1d3a) i.e. to ascertain what must be done about it
1d4) to inspect, examine
1d5) to look at, behold
1e) to experience any state or condition
1f) to see, i.e. have an interview with, to visit
2) to know
2a) to know of anything
2b) to know, i.e. get knowledge of, understand, perceive
2b1) of any fact
2b2) the force and meaning of something which has definite meaning
2b3) to know how, to be skilled in
2c) to have regard for one, cherish, pay attention to (1Th 5:12)
Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? (NASB)
Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? (KJV)
Or have you forgotten that when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined Him in His death? (NLT)
Or do you not know that as many as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? (NET)
For surely you know that when we were baptized into union with Christ Jesus, we were baptized into union with his death. (GNB)

In this amazing chapter there is three kinds of "knowing," a "reckoning," and a "presenting."  Their importance to the success of our Christian lives cannot be overstated. If the lesson here is NOT learned (as taught by the Holy Spirit Himself upon our hearts) then chapter 7, 9 and 12 become a bridge too far, or worse, pie in the sky in the sweet bye and bye.  Or to paraphrase Watchmen Nee, you can reckon yourself dead unto sin until hell freezes over without success until you understand the knowing.  The first in verse 3 is the "not knowing" or ignorance. The second is to know with certainty through intimacy (vs 6). The third is to know experientially through the senses (vs 9).

Yesterday I mentioned that sanctification consisted of two things:  Mortification (dying to sin) and Vivification (living to righteousness).  As we look at today's verse that in relationship to Christ's work there are three parts: death, burial, and resurrection.  Our baptism (the outward sign of what has already happened within) is a work of the Holy Spirit that creates a union with the work of Christ in dying for our sins.

Gal 3:27 And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes. (NLT)
Gal 6:14 As for me, may I never boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of that cross, my interest in this world has been crucified, and the world's interest in me has also died. (NLT)
Col 3:3 For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. (NLT)
My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. I do not treat the grace of God as meaningless. For if keeping the law could make us right with God, then there was no need for Christ to die. (Galatians 2:20-21 NLT)
Rom 6:3-10
Baptism teaches the necessity of dying to sin, and being as it were buried from all ungodly and unholy pursuits, and of rising to walk with God in newness of life.  Unholy professors may have had the outward sign of a death unto sin, and a new birth unto righteousness, but they never passed from the family of Satan to that of God.  The corrupt nature, called the old man, because derived from our first father Adam, is crucified with Christ, in every true believer, by the grace derived from the cross.  It is weakened and in a dying state, though it yet struggles for life, and even for victory. But the whole body of sin, whatever is not according to the holy law of God, must be done away, so that the believer may no more be the slave of sin, but live to God, and find happiness in his service. (Matthew Henry)
Were baptized unto his death - We were baptized with special reference to his death.  Our baptism had a strong resemblance to his death.  By that he became insensible to the things of the world; by baptism we in like manner become dead to sin.  Further, we are baptized with particular reference to the design of his death, the great leading feature and purpose of his work.  That was, to expiate sin; to free people from its power; to make them pure.  We have professed our devotion to the same cause; and have solemnly consecrated ourselves to the same design - to put a period to the dominion of iniquity. (Dr. Albert Barnes)
Baptized into his death? - That, as Jesus Christ in his crucifixion died completely, so that no spark of the natural or animal life remained in his body, so those who profess his religion should be so completely separated and saved from sin, that they have no more connection with it, nor any more influence from it, than a dead man has with or from his departed spirit. (Dr. Adam Clarke)
Baptized into his death? - That, as Jesus Christ in his crucifixion died completely, so that no spark of the natural or animal life remained in his body, so those who profess his religion should be so completely separated and saved from sin, that they have no more connection with it, nor any more influence from it, than a dead man has with or from his departed spirit. (Dr. John Gill)


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