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My heart has no desire to stay
Where doubts arise and fears dismay.
Though some may dwell where these abound,
My prayer, my aim, is higher ground.
In the Epistle to the Romans, chapter 6, we read a most joyful proclamation:
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: 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.
As the complete redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ willingly became our substitute, taking our sin and suffering the penalty for it in our stead. As believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, we are fully identified with him, and thus his death became literally our death, and his burial our burial. In that death and burial, our connection to sin is irrevocably severed: we are free from the stain of sin, free from the guilt of sin, and even─praise God─free from the controlling power of sin.