Dr. Adrian Roger's message this morning (posthumous) is one of my favorites and goes along so well with many of the topics I write about in this blog and my books. I strongly recommend you get a copy of this CD and share it with your newborn Christians whom you disciple. Go to www.lwf.org and order "Abounding Victory Through Amazing Grace CD (1768CD)"
One of those topics he preached on is death. See my post from January 14, 2009 on this topic. Here is a list of things for you to consider regarding the old dead man of sin that you once were. A dead man cannot:
pray to God, worship God, save himself, know and understand the truth of God's Word, teach or preach rightly the truth of God's Word, get right with God, hear God, fellowship with believers, partake worthily in the Lord's Supper, or any such thing that folks believe that a Christian should do that is Biblical. This holds true for both the sinner AND the Christian who has unrepented sin in their life.
On the other hand, a Christian whose old man is dead (see Galatians 2:20 and Romans 6) can freely do all these things and more!
Whether you are Baptist, Seventh-Day Adventist, Methodist, Roman Catholic, Jehovahs Witness, Independent, or any other denomination makes absolutely no difference in this matter before God. It is simply a matter of this: are you alive in Jesus Christ or not? The life you now live in the flesh cannot be both you (your old dead man) and Jesus. It must be Christ alone! (See Romans 7 and be delivered from that old body of death!)