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God of the Dead? NO!

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God of the Dead or Not?
Truth states that we are all dead and buried with Christ in the baptism. Romans 6:3-4, Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death...
While we are dead in the baptism, who are we under? Mark 12:27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err.
Hmmmmm. This means until our resurrection or "rapture" we are under the god of the dead?
You are misreading -- You are assuming our Lord and Savior, YaHshua, is dead -- No, He lives as we also LIVE in HIM. Once again, Scripture proves to be true when put in the proper context.  
Your question comes in the form of a critic; still, even a critic deserves an honest answer even though most critics are not looking for truth but for the opportunity to trip up those seeking answers.  Perhaps this answer will trip up the critic and provide an answer for the real truth seekers?
Our water baptism is the symbolic gesture of dying, you are correct in this, however, you miss the part about being raised – raised back to life, in Him. When you come up out of the watery grave you are being raised back to LIFE not death, in Him.  He is not a God of the dead but of the living.  Even those who have actually died in the flesh and gone to the grave will live once again in the reality of the Resurrection.  The lives of dead believers are held in the Living YaHshua and He will bring them back to the living at His return.  For now, we have died to our old ways but live in our new life in Him. 
Like most critics verses are quoted out of context.  Let’s read what follows the verses in Romans you quote:

Rom 6:3-4  Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

Now the rest of it, in the context of what is being taught:

(Rom 6:5-8)  For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also
in the likeness of his resurrection:  Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.  For he that is dead is freed from sin.  Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him:
There can be many ways to say what these verses say, what this instruction from the Apostle Paul tells us, but his inspired words are plain for all that see.  This is a good example for why we go back to the pages of your bible to read the rest of the story.
Hope this explains it for you and especially for others, those willing to read the whole voice of instruction, not trying to be tricky, just seeking the plain clear truth.
Peace, Dan
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