Being buried into death with Christ Jesus - there is another verse in the bible that mentions that Noah's boat in the flood was an archetype for baptism. God flooded the earth bringing death to those who were curropt leaving behind righteous Noah.
This means that Christ has empowered us to dethrone sin!!
Very fascinating!! When we are under Christ, sin has no dominion over us. So under Christ, if we sin, it is us who have submitted to sin.
Freedom to sin is a freedom that leads to death - which is no freedom at all.
When you sin, you earn death, - but eternal life is a GIFT from God. It can't be earned.