None taken. Thank you for your answer. But I still don't understand how destroying death takes away our sin.
How do you think our sin is taken away?
I'll go ahead and give my answer -- I'm not trying to be cute or play word games. I just wanted to put the question out there because I think knowing your point of view might make it easier to address the issue. Being united to Christ is what takes away our sin. Christ destroying death makes it possible for us to be united to Him. He united Himself to us in the incarnation, in His entering our death and (being the author of life) death could not contain Him. This is at the level of nature. We are personally united to Christ in the Sacramental life. In Baptism, the Eucharist, Chrismation, Confession, etc. It is through the Sacraments that we are given the Holy Spirit, receive the Divine and Life-giving energies of God and are healed. This doesn't occur "once for all," though at each step one can say they are "clean" (meaning, when you confess and receive absolution, you are in fact forgiven, and likewise when you are baptized all your sins are forgiven and you are united to Christ, etc.). But then we sin again, and receive forgiveness again, and sin again, and receive forgiveness again, etc. By entering the Sacramental life of the Church we are continuously being united to Christ, being made by Grace what He is by nature. I've found it helpful to look at the Sacraments not merely as granting "forgiveness" in the sense that God is overlooking our bad acts, but as the Fathers and the Scriptures say, "remission" of sin. When a physician tells you your cancer is in "remission," he doesn't mean he has declared the cancer to be abating. He means the cancer is ACTUALLY abating. You are being healed. Likewise, when we receive baptism or the Eucharist or another Sacrament for the "remission" of our sins, it isn't just God saying "it's okay, you're off the hook." It is God giving you His energies, uniting you to Him, giving you the "medicine" if you will to allow you to continue living in Him.
And if you are inclined to think that is a weak view of sin, consider this -- would you rather your doctor tell you he is offended by something you did, or is going to sue you over your bill, or pick any legal, juridical metaphor you choose? Or would you rather him tell you that you have a disease that might kill you and you require immediate lifesaving treatment? I think viewing sin in a more ontological way is by far the more serious view of human sin.
I also find it helpful to view our part in this as like a child learning to walk. At first the child cannot walk. The parents carry him everywhere, provide his ambulation for him. When the child begins to learn to walk, he falls, gets back up, falls again, etc. Eventually, the child will learn to walk without falling with ever other step, but then, we all fall, don't we? I'm 41 years old and I still trip and fall on occasion. The idea is to "mature" in the faith to the point where your stumbles are less frequent, but some people are more clumsy than others. When I trip and fall, whether as a kid or now as an adult, my father doesn't punish me, nor does he forgive me. He asks if I am okay and helps me. Likewise, when we "fall" by sinning, whether we are "clumsy" or "graceful" (good word choice there), God forgives us, certainly, but He also helps us so that we may get up and keep walking. This is true no matter how frequently or infrequently we stumble. It is true whether we have a little stumble and regain our balance or (as is typical for me when I "fall" into sin) fall down and break something and require rehabilitation and aggressive treatment. God is there, always, healing us, helping us, sustaining us. And He is there regardless of how much Grace we require -- even when He must carry us along Himself. Again, this happens through the Sacramental life.
I could say more -- I think we probably have a different view of "sin" as well as "Grace" -- Thankful's post addresses that aptly. But think over the above for a bit. If it doesn't help, lets talk about your view of how sins are "taken away" and what that means and see if we can distinguish that from what the Church teaches.