No Condemnation ?

There is no condemnation to those who love God and are called by him for his purpose ! BUT did you know that God does condemn certain people according to their behavior? (Romans 8:1-3)

Condemnation is the expression of very strong disapproval which calls into judgment that disapproval.

Some teach that the Bible says that God loves the world and therefore he does not condemn it.

This is far from the truth. Those who preach this idea misquote scripture and take it out of its context omitting the whole passage in its entirety and full meaning. Let me explain. (John 3)

Condemnation is to disapprove strongly of something or someone warranting a judgment. The very meaning in and of itself tells us that God condemns certain things.

Does God condemn sin? Of course! Does he condemn the person who does the sinning? Yes!

Is there a remedy? Yes!

According to the Bible God loves the world and he came to save it. God does not condemn the world in judgment without providing the remedy but he does condemn sin that is not repented of and forsaken. (Prov. 28:13, 1 John 1)

The spiritual principle for sin is death. In other words the sin committed has a consequence. That consequence is death both in the natural realm and the spiritual realm. (EZEKIEL 17)

The remedy for sin is receiving the sacrifice of Jesus Christ as the penalty for the sin committed. (John 3:15, 16)

Sin unrepentant has condemnation. The rest of that scripture goes like this. (My paraphrase) Those who receive Jesus Christ as their Savior are not condemned BUT those who do not believe ARE CONDEMNED already . (John 3:18)

In other words unless a person repents and comes to faith in Jesus Christ with repentance as the fruit of that conversion there IS condemnation on their life. Judgment is set and will be carried out unless there is faith in Jesus and repentance for sin.

Now another point of condemnation I want to point out and that is for the Christian. Misquoted again is the scripture. “There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 8: 1-5)

While this is true it is only a partial truth. Let me explain. The rest of that scripture goes like this. There is no condemnation to those in Christ Jesus WHO DO NOT walk after the flesh (sinful nature) BUT live according to the dictates of the Holy Spirit.

If your Bible version does not tell you the rest of that verse then you are being lied to.

This verse in its entirety according to the original language manuscripts tells us that there is no condemnation or strong disapproval with judgment to those who live according to the control of the Holy Spirit and not according to the sinful nature.

So in other words if a person claiming to be a Christian lives according to the dictates of the body under the dominion of the sinful nature which is manifest in the spirit of the world or worldly influence then that person is under condemnation. (Titus 1:16, 1 John 2:1-5)

In fact God strongly disapproves of sin in any form so sin in and of itself is condemned by God. A Christian committing sin is under condemnation. This is why it is important to repent quickly of committing any sin.

Unconfessed and unrepentant sin produces condemnation and that judgment for sin produces death.

Death means NO LIFE.
Sickness, poverty, strife, fear, misfortune and a host of other problems are the result of sin.

Satan can do nothing to a Christian unless they give him place. That is a scriptural principle according to the Bible. (Ephesians 4:27-30)

Now Satan will tempt. He tempted Jesus BUT unless a Christian yields to that temptation and sins there is no condemnation. (John 14:30, Matthew 6:13)

John points out that IF a Christian sins we have an advocate, Jesus Christ the righteous but John also points out that a true Christian WILL NOT live a life of sin. ( 1 John )

The provision for sin is confession, repentance and receiving Jesus Christ as the sacrifice when any one sins. (1 John 1:9)

Scriptures also point out the way for Christians to keep from sinning. That remedy is also provided for us. Jesus said that when he went away to be with the Father he would send us the helper. That helper is the Holy Spirit. (John 16)

Jesus is in heaven at the right hand of the Father but he left the Holy Spirit to be our helper. The Holy Spirit is there for Christians to rely upon. He will help you in trouble, teach you, comfort you and lead you in the way of righteousness.

All you have to do is ask him. Yield your life to him. Give him your heart. The Holy Spirit is God. He loves you and knows what’s best for you. (Romans 12, 1 John, )

When the Christian lives according to the ruler ship of the Holy Spirit he/she will be kept from living a lifestyle of sin and if the Christian fails at times due to a moment of weakness the Holy Spirit is there to draw the Christian to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.

There is never any condemnation for the Christian who lives in harmony with and obedience to the Holy Spirit. (Galatians 5)

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