No condemnation unless you are not walking in the flesh?

 

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Romans 8:1

Chapter 8

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

 

There are those who would argue that the KJV says that there is no condemnation for Christians who walk in the Spirit only. If your remain in the flesh, you are still under condemnation. They argue there is a condition to your no condemnation.

 

Dear friends, many people have a wrong concept of what it means to be in the realm of the Spirit and the flesh.

 

They think that being in the realm of the Spirit simply means you produce the fruit of the Spirit and being in the realm of the flesh means you live in sin.

 

So they think a Christian can drift from the realm of the Spirit to the realm of the flesh depending of what he do or doesn’t do. That is not true.

 

Paul tells us we were in the realm of the flesh when we tried to be righteous by obeying the law.

 

Romans 7:5

New International Version (NIV)

5 For when we were in the realm of the flesh,[a] the sinful passions aroused by the law were at work in us, so that we bore fruit for death.

 

That is who you were.

 

Look at what he says about you NOW.

 

Romans 8:9

New International Version (NIV)

9 You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ.

 

And because of that there is no more condemnation for you believer!

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3 thoughts on “No condemnation unless you are not walking in the flesh?

  1. AMEN.! JESUS DIED TO MAKE US RIGHTEOUS SPIRITUALLY IN THE EYES OF GOD!
    OUR BODY IS STILL NEVER 100% PURE – HIS HOLY SPIRIT CONTINUES TO GUIDE US TO WALK N TALK IN HIS WAYS.. WHEN CHRIST COMES AGAIN WE WILL HAVE HIS TYPE OF RES ERECTED EVERLASTING PERFECTED BODY. Any commend?

  2. “No condemnation unless you are not walking in the flesh?”

    On its face, your question is confusing. I had to read it three times to get it and even then, it seemed like double speak until I read your thoughts. No need to be clever. Simple is good. The gospel is simple.

    This I understand: A believer is condemned for walking in the flesh?

    It’s just a thought. Your premise is spot on. Bottom line is that in Christ, there is no condemnation… even when we appear to be having a bad day. Christ does not come and go from the believer except in the mind. In Christ, we are complete. We lack nothing. How on earth could condemnation work its way into that, unless we give ear to the wrong voice?

    Thanks

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