Full text of renowned Bible teacher Derek Prince’s teaching on the book of Romans (Romans 6:1 – 6:23): Dead to Sin, Alive in Christ.
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Derek Prince – Bible Teacher
We are now commencing stage 8 of our pilgrimage which will deal with the first part of Romans chapter 6.
In the previous session we dealt with the second half of Romans chapter 5 and a very elaborate complicated comparison between Adam and Jesus. I won’t try to summarize that, it’s too complicated.
But we’ll go on now to something that is a little more simple but very drastic, and that is Romans 6. This is one of my favorite chapters in the Bible. I’ve lived in this chapter for so long but there’s still so much new. Every time I read it I find something fresh that I didn’t know before.
Now the title for this stage of our journey is “God’s Solution for the Old Man: Execution.” God has no plan B for our old man. He doesn’t send him to church or Sunday School. He doesn’t teach him to memorize Scripture. He has sentenced him to death and there’s no reprieve, there’s no alternative.
You see, we’ve already dealt with the forgiveness of our past sins, that was in Romans 3. That’s very wonderful but it’s not all that we need.
Again, I will go back for a few moments to my own boyhood in the Anglican church to whom I owe many debts of gratitude but in the Anglican church in those days — it may be different today in the Episcopal church — but every Sunday morning ‘round about 11:00 o’clock we said the general confession. I can remember these words, they’ll never depart from me. “Pardon us miserable offenders,” etc.