With Christ Scriptures
WITH CHRIST SCRIPTURES . . .
Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we
shall also live with Him.
I have been crucified with Christ [in Him I have shared
His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ (the Messiah)
lives in me; and the life I now live in the body I live by faith in (by
adherence to and reliance on and complete trust in) the Son of God, Who
loved me and gave Himself up for me.
Even when we were dead (slain) by [our own] shortcomings
and trespasses, He made us alive together in fellowship and in union
with Christ; [He gave us the very life of Christ Himself, the same new
life with which He quickened Him, for] it is by grace (His favor and
mercy which you did not deserve) that you are saved (delivered from
judgment and made partakers of Christ's salvation).
And you who were dead in trespasses and in the
uncircumcision of your flesh (your sensuality, your sinful carnal
nature), [God] brought to life together with [Christ], having [freely]
forgiven us all our transgressions.
If then you have died with Christ to material ways of
looking at things and have escaped from the world's crude and elemental
notions and teachings of externalism, why do you live as if you still
belong to the world? [Why do you submit to rules and regulations?-such
If then you have been raised with Christ [to a new life,
thus sharing His resurrection from the dead], aim at and seek the
[rich, eternal treasures] that are above, where Christ is, seated at
the right hand of God.
For [as far as this world is concerned] you have died,
and your [new, real] life is hidden with Christ in God.
scriptures are WITH HIM SCRIPTURES