“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit” Romans 8:1
One of the things that many people do not often remember, or want to remember, is that everyone is born into the condemnation of sin; separated from God, and no relationship or fellowship with Him. Jesus Himself reminds us of this when He said, “He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God” John 3:18.
This condemnation is eternal, unless something is done about it. Something like your death for your sins, but that would not get you eternal life with God; but only eternal judgment. The death of another person for you would not suffice either, unless that person were without sin; perfect and holy before God. God, because of His great love for us gave us His Son to die and pay the penalty; the price; for sin, which was mine and yours. All our sin was judged upon Him by His Father.
Because of this wonderful gift of God, “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus…” Isn’t it glorious and wonderful knowing all your sins are clean gone, and all the debt of sin is paid in full. NO PAYMENT DUE.
-Tim A. Blankenship