Romans 8:1 “Therefore, no condemnation now exists for those in Christ Jesus,”
The word “condemnation” has the fearful connotation of hopelessness or doom to the hearer. Condemnation in the bible also carries the same seriousness and whenever the word “condemnation” is used it usually means the person is separated from God forever. The truth is that the human race as a whole has sin to contend with and to make matters worse the human flesh does not have the ability to be totally free from sin’s control due to the nature of the flesh and the dominating power of sin. It is sin that causes a person to be condemned, it is sin that separates us from God.
The condemnation that comes from sin is total, it condemns the heart and soul. A person who is condemned feels condemnation in their heart first and foremost. With condemnation comes a guilty conscience and feeling of separation from God. So condemnation starts in the person’s heart even before they die and have to spend eternity separated from God and in hell.
The good news is that condemnation doesn’t have to be final for anyone any longer. To save humanity from condemnation God sent His only son Jesus to die and to resurrect on the third day. This act was to free everyone who believes in Him from the control of sin and thereby freeing them from condemnation. All one needs to do to be free from condemnation is to believe in Jesus Christ and to place their trust on His salvation. Paul puts it this way: “Spirit’s law of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death” that is those who have placed their trust and belief in Jesus Christ.
John 3:18 “Anyone who believes in Him is not condemned, but anyone who does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the One and Only Son m of God.”
Romans 8:1-3 “Therefore, no condemnation now exists for those in Christ Jesus, because the Spirit’s law of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh”
Temitope Talabi is a founding member of The Trent Voices currently reside in Austin, TX. She graduated with a PharmD from Texas Southern University in Houston, TX. She works as a community pharmacist and spends her spare time writing to build and encourage others through the word of God. Temitope is also currently working on a series of self-help books created to empower people to take charge of their health and wellness, the first of which is scheduled to be released early next year.
The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author.