No Condemnation

Romans 8:1-2 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. 

‘Now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus’ this proves that the experience of Romans 7:7-24 was not Paul’s at the time of the writing of Romans, for several reasons: Paul had no condemnation (8:1); Paul was free from the law of sin (8:2); Paul was free from eternal death (8:2); Paul’s sin condemned in his flesh (8:3); Paul was fulfilled righteousness (8:4); Paul had life and peace (8:6); Paul was Spirit-filled (8:9-11); Paul’s body was dead to sin (8:10); Paul’s flesh was crucified (8:12-13); Paul was walking in the Spirit and not after the flesh (8:1-4; Gal. 5:16-26).

‘In Christ Jesus’ we find many blessings in Christ: Redemption (Rom. 3:24; 1Cor. 1:30); freedom from condemnation (Rom. 8:1); spirit of life (Rom. 8:2); love of God (Rom. 8:39; 1Tim. 1:14); truth (Rom. 9:1); unity (Rom. 12:15; Gal. 3:28); faith (Acts 24:24; 1Tim. 3:13); sanctification (1Cor. 1:2, 30); wisdom (1Cor. 1:30; 4:10); righteousness (1Cor. 1:30); begetting (1Cor. 4:15); hope (1Cor. 15:19); security in death (1Cor. 15:18); resurrection (1Cor. 15:1-58; 1Thess. 4:1-18); joy (1Cor. 15:31); establishment in God (2Cor. 1:21); triumph (2Cor. 2:14); the uncorrupted Word (2Cor. 2:17); the law abolished (2Cor. 3:6-15); being a new creation (2Cor. 5:17-18); simplicity (2Cor. 11:3); liberty (Gal. 2:4); all spiritual blessings (Eph. 1:3); power (Eph. 1:20); heavenly places (Eph. 2:6); nearness to God (Eph. 2:13); eternal purpose (Eph. 3:11); self-humbling (Php. 3:14); higher calling (Php. 3:14); perfection (Col. 1:28); eternal life (2Tim. 1:11); grace (2Tim. 2:1); salvation (2Tim. 2:10) and preservation (Jude 1:1).

‘Law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death’ there are eight laws mentioned in Romans: the Law of Moses (2:12; 3:19; 7:12); the law of nature (2:14-15); the law of faith (3:27; 4:3-5, 11-24); the law of the mind (7:16, 21, 23); the law of sin (8:2, 23, 25); the law of righteousness (9:31); the law of God (7:22, 25); the law of the Spirit of life, that is, the Holy Spirit that works through the redemption of Christ to make free from, and to cancel the law of sin and death in all who are in Christ (8:2).

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