1 There is therefore [ara] now [nun] no [oudeis] condemnation [katakrima] to them which are in [en] Christ [Christos] Jesus [Iesous], who walk [peripateo] not [me] after [kata] the flesh [sarx], but [alla] after [kata] the Spirit [pneuma]. KJV-Interlinear
1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. ESV
Therefore, there is no condemnation because of salvation, as there is condemnation through the law of Moses.
This does not mean that we are exempt from sin, or the repercussions of sin.
What it does mean is that the condemnation of the law, does not apply to those who have believed in Jesus Christ and are saved.
Disregard doctrine in your spiritual life, and by default live in sin, then you will suffer the consequences to go with sin, in this life. You will also lose out on the opportunities of the spiritual life, and lose out on the rewards of eternity as a result of an advanced spiritual life.
However, once saved always saved. And regardless of how you live your life, whether good or bad, as a believer in Christ, your destiny after death will be heaven.
Only those who have rejected Jesus Christ, and have not believed in Jesus Christ, does the condemnation of an eternal Lake of Fire, apply.
Remember however, that that condemnation of unbelief, results from the failure to achieve salvation through works. Sin is not the issue in eternal condemnation, because Christ paid the price of all sin. However, rejecting Christ, leads you to your own efforts only, and that is works, and as we have already seen, works cannot achieve what Christ has achieved on the cross.
We receive the benefit of His work by means of faith, which is believing in Christ.
We don’t have to work for salvation, Christ has already worked for salvation.
We cannot lose salvation, because once we have believed, you cannot undo that belief. A thought that has already occurred, cannot be removed as though it never occurred. Once saved always saved. And that is eternal security.
Study [by instruction],
to show thyself approved [spiritually mature]
a workman [student]
that need not be ashamed [ignorant],
rightly dividing [learning, understanding, discerning]
the word of truth [Bible doctrine].
If you can dream and not make dreams your master,
If you can think and not let thoughts narrow your views,
If you can meet triumph with disaster equally,
If you can learn and see your full meaning and purpose in life,
Then you can believe in Christ, learn Bible doctrine, and grow far beyond the potential that God has prepared for you.
These studies, are a part of the massive daily study web site at DailyBibeStudy.Org, that is easily accessible, and are written, so that you can come to Christ if you have not done so already, and therefore not be lost forever.
And if you have already believed in Christ, then these studies are written so you can learn and understand and grow in your spiritual life, so that you can come to the full knowledge of Christ, so that you can fulfill your meaning and purpose in life as God intended for you, and so you can qualify for a phenomenal eternal reward which you will have forever.
To ignore this opportunity to pursue a daily study means you will be incomplete, unfulfilled and you will lose out, big time.
The Daily Bible Study is online, making it possible as never before in all of human history, to advance in ones relationship with God, through Christ, and to complete yourself beyond your imagination.
But you have to decide to make that commitment. No one else can study for you. You have to do that yourself.
Table of Contents
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
If you enjoy these Bible Studies, please consider making a Donation
Subscribe Daily Bible Study Mailing List Receive Daily Bible Studies directly into your inbox.