The "glory of the Father" is at the heart of our provision for a resurrected-kind of "Life".
|6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?
||This issue is of present living. It has to do with "remaining upon Sin" (the word indicates a persistence in a current behavior that is sometimes faced with an apparent futility). The "logic" is that "where Sin abounded, Grace superabounded, so why shouldn't we simply persist in that process?".|
|6:2a God forbid.
||The potency of this denial is reinforced by Romans 3:8.|
|6:2b How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
||This thesis is that we "died" to Sin. The "logic" is that we cannot "live" in it.|
|6:3a Know ye not,
||There may be a problem: ignorance.|
|6:3b that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
||We were baptized into Christ Jesus. We, therefore, were baptized into His death.|
|6:4a Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death;
||Therefore we were buried together with Him. The burial was through the baptism into the death.|
|6:4b that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
||The purpose was to empower us to live a "new" life. The provision is the glory of the Father.|
|6:5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
||The "logic" is that we have become [Perfect Indicative] "in the likeness of His death" so that we shall be "in the likeness" of His resurrection.