What does it mean that our old man was crucified?
knowing this, that our old man was crucified with him, that the body of sin might be done away, that so we should no longer be in bondage to sin; (Roman's 6:6 ASV)
From Sunday's (AM) sermon -
A lot of translations render the "old man" as "old self"
this leads to wrong thinking about what the verse is saying. Our pastor illustrated with the phrase "sphere of existence" - our "old man" = "in Adam" and our "new man" = "in Christ.
(below is my understanding, not from the sermon)
Lots of links today...and one of them is no longer active (well, it didn't take long for that censorship to happen...
In the Christian Sphere
A Biblical Case for Civil Disobedience & the Right Use of Romans 13 - James White
"Yet unqualified Christian obedience to government cannot be taught from texts which explicitly limit the boundaries of government authority and the extent of our submission. God Himself clearly restricts the role of government, not giving it unlimited authority: it acts “for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right” (1 Pet. 2:14). When rulers reverse that, as often happens, by praising evildoers and punishing those who do right, they violate their delegated, God-given authority and transgress their divinely established boundaries and assigned jurisdiction. "