Something that makes inactive (dead therefore would mean “inactive”).
- Sin being inactive is called sin being “dead.” Sin reviving is called sin becoming “alive.”
Romans 7:8-9 (NKJV) But sin, taking opportunity by the commandment, produced in me all manner of evil desire. For apart from the law sin was dead. 9 I was alive once without the law, but when the commandment came, sin revived and I died. Verse 17 But now, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me.
- The death that came through Adam is referred to as “inutility” (not in use).
Romans 5:12 (KJV) Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned…
Romans 8:20-21 (KJV) For the creature was made subject to vanity [inutility,not useful, not in use], not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, 21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
- Our flesh being put to death (crucified) by the Holy Spirit is referred to as the body being made “useless.”
Galatians 5:24 (KJV) And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
Romans 6:6 (YLT) …this knowing, that our old man was crucified with him , that the body of the sin may be made useless, for our no longer serving the sin;
- Death and stone (which means still) are used synonymously (see definition for Stone).
1 Samuel 25:37 (KJV) But it came to pass in the morning, when the wine was gone out of Nabal, and his wife had told him these things, that his heart died within him, and he became as a stone.