Christ has died. And all those who trust Him, claim His death as the final punishment for their sin. Christ has been raised and will one day raise us from death to an everlasting life in close company with Him (2 Corinthians 5:8). Therefore, Paul argues, how can we respond to the call of sin anymore? Of course, the human answer is 'all too easily' (Romans 7:21-25), but as the Apostle personally experienced and was teaching the church in Rome, we need to think in a new way.