How dare anyone who died with Christ keep running to dogma – law or statute of any kind – as if life in the world was actually maintained by human observation and performances. Talk about arrogance and foolish pride!
Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,
Dying with Christ has nothing to do with our accountability but with his. We did not care that much. So dying with Christ has nothing to do with our personal preferences but with his. He chose us. Dying with Christ has nothing to do with our performance but with his. His one act of laying down his life still blows away anything we can possibly do or anything we have wanted to do.
I died with Christ
The text is a powerful affirmation of the fact that we died. There is nothing iffy about me needing to die in order to live. I died to elementary things. I died to law and prophets. I died to don’t touch, I died to dont taste, I died to don’t handle, but that is where we are, rejecting the death-to-life trail, and looking on high to see the things of Christ is of little interest to us.
Forgetting why we died is a sign of denial of Christ’s lordship.