I. What it is to be dead unto sin in the sense of the text.
Being dead to sin must obviously be the opposite of being dead in sin. The latter must undeniably be a state of entire sinfulness—a
state in which the soul is dead to all good through the power of sin over it. But right over against this, to be dead to sin,
must be to be indifferent to its attractions—beyond the reach of its influence—as fully removed from its influences as the
dead are from the objects of sense in this world. As he who is dead in the natural
sense has nothing more to do with earthly things, so he who is dead to sin has nothing to do any more with sin’s attractions
or with sinning itself.