Right! What doctor in their right mind would say such a thing? It would literally be an open invitation for litigation!!! More likely, this is just sarcasm; meant to wake the patient us to the seriousness of his physical condition!!! Sometimes, to get a point across, it is necessary to shock people a bit!!! This is how I understand the Romans passage below...
Romans, Chapter 6
1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2 May it never be! We who died to sin, how could we live in it any longer? 3 Or don’t you know that all we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were buried therefore with him through baptism to death, that just like Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we also might walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have become united with him in the likeness of his death, we will also be part of his resurrection; 6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with him, that the body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be in bondage to sin. 7 For he who has died has been freed from sin. 8 But if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him; 9 knowing that Christ, being raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no more has dominion over him! 10 For the death that he died, he died to sin one time; but the life that he lives, he lives to God. 11 Thus consider yourselves also to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Paul had been accused of licentiousness; supposedly, his "gospel" would allow you to sin all you wanted and the grace of God would cover up anything you would want to do. The apostle makes it clear that if you are alive to God, then you are DEAD TO SIN!!! Face it, we all sin- but not willingly!!! God's grace gives us forgiveness, but we need to constantly try to follow The Almighty's will in everything. What has all this to do with pizza and cheeseburgers? Nothing, except we need to think about how we live and continue to hate sin as much as the day we were baptized.
PS. Over the past 16 months or so, I HAVE had some pizza, but not one cheeseburger!!! "Some pizza" means a slice or two- NOT a whole pie. How things have changed!!!!!