Does the fact that God’s grace superabounds wherever sin increases basically serve as an invitation to glorify God through willful sinning? Some people might think so, and so the Apostle Paul answers such questions and accusations here in Romans 6. In the first four verses, we find his response to legalists and antinomians alike as he teaches us the practical implications of our union with Christ.
Sometimes people can mistakenly think that they are ‘saved’ because of some outward ritual or sign. There are many groups and denominations that even teach this heresy. But according to the Scriptures, we are saved by grace through faith — not by baptism, not by church membership, not even by our obedience to forms and rituals and laws. As we explore Paul’s argument to his Jewish brethren regarding circumcision, he affirms this critical truth: justification is by faith in Christ alone.