Romans 14:7-9 7 For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. 8 If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's. 9 For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living. Just a couple of observations: 1. Our lives are not our own (this is a truth and not just some mystical guilt trip) 2. I neither live nor die for my own self. 3. Our life is only for the Lord. 4. Our death is only for the Lord. 5. We are the Lord's possession regardless of what we do. 6. Christ died and rose from the dead to own and rule over the living and the dead. 7. This proves that the Lordship of Christ is tied to salvation, not just sanctification. 8. Those who deny that the Lordship of Christ is important (the cheap grace advocates) to salvation are ignorant of this text. If it isn't Lordship, it isn't salvation.