Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? Romans 6:3
Usually when we look at the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ, we often view it as a distant even in history. However if Jesus is truly your Lord, then your old self was crucified with Christ on the cross. This should make it very personal, it was Jesus who took your place on the cross, but it was your sins that put him there!
Often “Christians” don’t want to view themselves this way. We want the Grace from God but we don’t want the Repentance part. You need to Repent before you can be saved. Your old self needs to be crucified on that cross until your new self can be resurrected
This is the symbolism of baptism, your old self being dead and buried, while your new self resurrects and becomes baptized by the Holy Spirit. Baptism is not a means of salvation, it’s a confession of faith. It’s a confession that you have truly repented and declared Jesus is your Lord and Savior!
She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “I do not condemn you, either. Go. From now on sin no more.” John 8:11
When Jesus forgave the woman caught in adultery, he didn’t say “God made you this way” He didn’t say “ Your perfect the way you are” No he said “Sin No More”!, meaning Repent (Change your ways, turn away from Sin)
If you are a “Christian” still living the same lifestyle before you got saved, You are not saved…We need to truly Repent and follow Christ in Jesus Name Amen!