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There Is No Condemnation

What does this scripture mean to you?
1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

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 ---Donna9759 on 10/5/06
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Paul said the law was a ministry of death and condemnation. Simply put if you sinned you were condemned to death. The yoke of bondage Paul talked about was the law. Everyone is born under the law of sin and death. When we accept Jesus as our Savior we are set free from the law of sin and death by the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus. When old covenant law is taught in a church, condemnation will fall upon those listening. The new covenant of grace has no condemnation. Conviction yes, condemnation no. John 1:17 For the law was given through Moses, grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ. The Spirit of truth set us free! Christ paid our sin debt in full!
---Bob on 5/4/09

those who are called and follow Him are covered by His blood thus there is no sin in them in the eyes of God. They have been sealed unto the day of redemption.
---Pastor_Levi_Webb on 5/3/09

To Whosoever has an ear to hear?

It's the souls in Christ that no longer falls under condemnation. These souls will be governed by a heart to do the Will of the Father and shall be free from the law of sin & death.

It's the soul that walks not after the flesh. NOT the fleshy body the soul resides in, because sin & death has been condemned to the flesh.

The soul is willing, but the flesh is weak. So the bodies that these souls reside in WILL BE CAUGHT IN SIN. The body may not commit the act but from just thinking the lustful thought we have sinned. But a heart to do the Will of the Father will repent & rebuke wherever sin is found. So if we see a person sinning, it doesn't mean that they are not saved in Christ.
---Shawn.M.T on 10/6/08

Donna this means just what it says, those who abide in God's Truth,His Commandments are IN Christ Jesus, therefore there is no comdemnation in those, they are walking in the Spirit and not the flesh. Those outside of God's Truth, don't abide by God's Word, and are not IN Christ, therefore they "have comdemnation". The Holy Spirit bears witness of those who are IN Christ(Romans 8:14-16). God Bless.
---Mrs._Morgan on 2/10/08

Galatians 5:16
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

If we are fulfilling the lusts of our flesh then we aren't walking in the Spirit.

Paul said repeatably "walk in the SPirit". It's a choice. If you are willfulling sinning and not repenting you are walking in your flesh, if you are repenting of your sins and desiring to please the Lord by doing His will(pleasing the Spirit) then you are walking in the Spirit.
---Matthew on 6/1/07

This scripture states there is no condemnation for those who walk after the Spirit(are in Christ Jesus). How does one walk after the Spirit? Would asking the Lord Jesus Christ to save your soul be "walking after the Spirit"? And does not Jesus' acceptance of you free you from the law of sin and death? Some say this is too good to be true, thereby limiting God and they continue in doubt.
---mima on 6/1/07

Donna9759: Remember Romans 8 comes after Romans 6. So many today just bypass Romans 6, and jump into Romans 8. Romans 6 says we are crucified with Christ. Salvation is: Jesus said Follow me:Paul said, though you have many teachers and not many fathers, FOLOW ME, the way I followed Christ. We follow into death and resurrection life. It's the life raised up with Christ that is the New Creation. OLd things pass away(our 1st adam),and all things become New. Galatians 6, nothing matters but the New Creature.
---kathr4453 on 11/12/06

I am totally in agreement with Mrs Morgan. What is "the law of the Spirit of life"? John 15:10: If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. Romans 8 is quite empowering and to whom much is given, much of him is also required. Romans 8:9: But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
---Nana on 11/10/06

Romans 8:10: And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
Romans 8:11: But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
---Nana on 11/10/06

Sins and transgressions are not the fruits of them who ought to be in you. They are not in you before, during and after you will to sin after you ask them to come into your life and are blessed with their presence. OSAS should read Once Saved Always Striving, for where there is a law there must always be compliance. Christ is not dead and we neither. As long as there are souls to save and even ours to guard from temptation we must constanly pray and guard ourselves that we bear good fruits.
---Nana on 11/10/06

Is the condition not,"to those who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit?"
Is it not true that if we continue to fulfil the desires of the flesh, that we will die and forfeit our place in Heaven?
---Edwin_Stevenson on 11/9/06

John T -- that's exactly what I was trying to say, but you put it more clearly than I did. Thanks.
---Donna2277 on 10/13/06

Mrs. Morgan -- YES. The passage means just what it says, nothing more..nothing less. It does not say anything about His commandments or His truth. It says that those who are IN HIM walk "not after the flesh, but after the spirit". It doesn't make mention of anyone else...Those who are IN him are free from condemnation because of HIS victory over sin and death. It doesn't say " because they did this or didn't do that" or if they were "perfect". The victory is in JESUS.
---Donna2277 on 10/13/06

Phrase beginning with "which..." modifies the pronoun "them" and is not conditional It is an adjectival phrase.
Likewise the prhase beginning with "who walk..." adjectival, and modifying the pronoun "them"

"now" is a temporal adverb, modifying the verb "is". Is is present indicative, and now makes the verb always present.

Because the present is ALWAYS now, there is NEVER a time when the Christain, being in Christ, is condemned.
---JohnT on 10/13/06

Since there is NEVER a time when the Christian is condemned, the elect are never in danger of losing salvation. (Verse 1)

The reason for that cindition is in verse 2: The Christain is free from the law of death (condemnation) because the Spirit of Life is within him.

The verses thus prove OSAS. Those not liking that statement will need to find different rules of grammar.
---JohnT on 10/13/06

NT Greek is not punctuated as modern English. But the way the KJ scholars placed commas here, it says the same as: Those who are in Christ Jesus walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.(not the same thing as saying that some Christians do and some don't). Therefore, there is no condemnation to them...even if the world, the devil...or, for that matter, other Christians condemn them. Why? Not because they themselves are perfect, but because they are IN Christ Jesus, who has overcome sin and death!
---Donna2277 on 10/10/06

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[Cont.]....that empowers complete confidence in His Word, principles & promises. Knowing this, that the principle followed by the mental disposition vitalized & stimulated by the burden removing yoke destroying power of God, embraces eternal life in Christ & has been freed from the concerns of those who regard & fear the carnal regulations that governs & enforces the concept of transgressions that lead to death.
---josef on 10/7/06

For me it means exactly what it says & this is how I recieve it. There is no adverse sentence, judgment against, or decision to try or punish those who are united under & in submission to The Anointed Savior. A unity embraced with unwavering confidence in what He has done on the behalf of the believer. The believer being one who does not set his course in life based on his sensual perceptions, but rather an adherence to the Spirit of God.... [Cont]
---josef on 10/7/06

It means I was once BLINd and NOW I see and the Old Man, (Flesh) has been Mortified. Now that I SEE Again YOU can't HOlD MY Past Against Me. I am now the Righteousness of GOD, Through CHRIST JESUS! The SPIRIT refers to NO LONGER I That Liveth, but CHRIST that LIVETH in ME! You can't Condemn ME for the DEEDS of the OLD MAN! YOU have to be Rejoice with me that What was once MY CHARGE is NOW my TESTIMONY!!!
---Renat3893 on 10/7/06

When you are in Jesus and following the Holy Spirit, then there is no wrong, no sin; but if one is outside of Jesus and not following the Holy Sprit, then they are in sin and condemnation.
---Eloy on 10/5/06

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Keywords "in Christ Jesus."

Let's not get confused, this speaks about people who as much as they can discover the power of the Holy Spirit by walking in God's ways through Christ's example.

The Author is essentially saying that following Christ in faith for who he is, is justification.
---Pharisee on 10/5/06

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