For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eonian life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
There's a false religion among many of God's people that would die at once if their pastors preached the whole of Romans 6 for every service for a month or two, though surely as the beast of Revelation that had the deadly wound and was healed, it would try to come back, so that perhaps teaching the whole of Romans 6 for an entire year may be necessary instead. It is this false idea of dying to self in order to obey God and at it's heart, it's paganism to the core.
For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness, according to Romans 6:20.
Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one's slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness? Romans 6:16
If it produces death, one was obeying sin, according to this verse, and not righteousness. Death is pagan and not the fruit of Christ.
And do not present your members as weapons of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as weapons of righteousness to God. For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace. What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not! Romans 6:13-15
If what you are doing is producing estrangement to the plan of God, and is producing sin, and leading others into sin who otherwise wouldn't, then how is your death to self religion working out for you, if you hold to that Satanic error? Death means Satan, and life means the Christ of God, according to John 10:10. It really is that simple. We present ourselves to God as being alive from the dead, alive through Christ Jesus Whom we have obeyed!