I am having this discussion with JW:)
Romans 6:7 from the DR For he that is dead is justified from sin.
DR. Commentary: Ver. 7. He that is dead is justified from sin. Some translate, is freed from sin: this is true; but perhaps it is better to retain the word justified, which is observed to be a law-word used in courts of justice, where to be justified is to be acquitted, so that a man cannot be questioned again on that account; and so are sinners, when their sins are forgiven. (Witham)
Does this mean that when we are baptized into Christ's death that we a acquitted of sin?:confused:
Does it mean that when we physically die we are acquitted of sin?:confused:
If we are acquitted of sin wouldn't that mean it would be like we never sinned?:confused:
And if so than how can we be punished for the acquitted sin?:confused:
And that God does not remember our sins?:confused:
And if God doesn't remember our sins would we be free from punishment ( purgatory)?
Are the scriptures that suggest purgatory contradictory to Romans 6:7?:confused:
I am sorry if my thoughts are scattered but I am finding it hard to reconcile Romans 6:7 with purgatory.:shrug:
Any help will be appreciated.