by Harley Howard

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The Epistle To The Romans Chapter 8:1-14 (11 of 25)
Harley Howard

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

This 8th chapter can be summarized as follows: In the
beginning of the chapter there is no condemnation. At
the end of the chapter there is no separation, and in
between the beginning and the end of the chapter,
there is no defeat. Condemnation: This word is
translated, "damnatory sentence", or "judgment." It
is a judgment that is reserved for those who are not
saved by the grace of God, in Christ Jesus. There is
right now, no current or future judgment to anyone who
belongs to Christ Jesus. The man described in chapter
7 is a condemned man. He had no ability to do the
good, which we saw clearly was the Law and not, I
repeat, NOT Christian virtues.

2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus
hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

There is a law that we as believers are to follow and
that law is the law of the Spirit of life which is in
Christ, not the Mosaic Law which led to sin and death.
New life through Christ frees us from the certain
death. Since the contrast is so obvious and so clear
that the Law of sin and death is in no way the Law of
the Spirit of life in Christ, then this just further
describes the man in chapter 7 as a lost man and the
Law in chapter 7 as Mosaic.

3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak
through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the
likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin
in the flesh:
4 That the righteousness of the law might be
fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but
after the Spirit.

The law had no capacity to save anyone nor to grant
spiritual life. God does both through Christ. Sin
was judged on Christ so that we are made the
righteousness of God in Christ. Notice the end of
this ...

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