Sin Is Personified

"...Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin" (John 8:34) . "Sin hath reigned unto death" (Romans 5:21) . "Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?" (Romans 6:16).

As in the case of riches, sin is likened here to a master and those who commit sin are its servants. No reasonable reading of the passage justifies assuming that Paul is teaching that sin is a person.

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