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Romans 6:18

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 18 Having then been set free from sin, you became the slaves of righteousness.7 [He is speaking to very mature Christians, who have suffered on the cross to be free with sin; but they can still fall to temptation if they are not watchful because they have not received the second step of perfection: to be born of God and unable to sin again because the Father protects them. 1 John 3:9, 1 John 5:18, John 10:29. A slave of righteousness does only what he is ordered to do and says only what he hears from the Spirit immediately before speaking.]

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7 Having then been set free from sin, you became the slaves of righteousness. Those who obeyed the teachings of the Spirit, [either delivered from their own hearts or from the lips of Paul], were freed from sin: Having then been set free from sin, you became the slaves of righteousness. Rom 6:18. Notice! Paul speaks of being set free from the slavery of sin. If you are still sinning, you are still a slave to sin. John 8:34. These Romans had reached the first stage of perfection, but they were still capable of falling to sin without watchfulness [see Footnote 2 above]; but since they are walking in the Light, as he is in the light, they have fellowship with in the light with one another, with Jesus, and with the Father — and walking in the light, should they sin, the blood of Jesus cleanses them from all sin. 1 John 1:7,9. Christendom, either ignores this verse completely, or reads this verse and presumes they are considered free from sin because they believe in Jesus, never bothering to consider the verse before that speaks you have obeyed from the heart the fullness of teaching given to you because they don't know what the teaching is; they are the false prophets in sheep's clothing that Jesus and Paul warned us about, whose religion is with no power and an empty shell of the genuine Christianity.