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My very short and simple answer I submit: Jesus paid our 'sin debt' at Calvary! The Holy Spirit is residing IN our hearts when each of His children "called out His name, asking for forgiveness of their sins and believing/putting our faith IN Jesus Christ's eternal sacrifice! This debt can never be repaid! ***Point being is this: There is no condemnation IN Christ, for He is our very Righteousness unto Salvation! JESUS CHRIST, OUR LORD paid our sin debt in FULL!*** ONE CANNOT EARN GOD'S FAVOR TO RECEIVE ETERNAL SALVATION! "All to Jesus...all to Him I owe, my blessed Savior!...All to Jesus...all to Him I owe...!" (Old Gospel Hymn with the most profound eternal message that will soothe your very soul!) "Praise God that He provided a Savior!" And, His name is Jesus Christ!" ~~~Andy~~~
John 3:18 John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son HATH EVERLASTING LIFE; and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him. We are justified sinners when we believe the gospel. First Corinthians 15:1-4 That Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures, that He was buried and rose again after three days, according to the scriptures. If Jesus had not paid for all our sins, no one could be saved because we all sin. But all of our sins have been paid for. We have nothing to boast in but the cross. We did nothing for it and it is a free gift of God. Ephesians 2:8-9. John 1:12 But as many as received Him, (the free gift of salvation by grace) to them gave He power to become the children of God, even to them that believe on his name. Note: Unbelievers believe they can be saved by what they do or do not do, their works. Matthew 7:21-23 Once we have trusted Jesus as our savior, we can no longer be condemned because all of our sins have been paid for. If we go off and live in sin, God chastens those He loves, even to taking our life, but He can not deny himself. First Corinthians 5:5. Our good works can not save us, and our bad works can not condemn us. Since it is all by grace, we can no longer be condemned. Ephesians 1:13 Once we have trusted Jesus as our savior, we are sealed by the Holy Spirit and can never be lost. John 6:37 All that the Father giveth me, will come to me, and all that cometh to me, I will in no wise cast out. Unbelievers are condemned already because they have not believed on the name of the Son of God. Believers are given eternal life. Unbelievers believe they can be saved by their works, or what they do or do not do. When we trust Jesus as our savior we are at that moment given eternal life. If we have eternal life, we can never be condemned. We can get out of the will of God, but never out of our relationship to Him. We are a child of God forever.
As we live as the Messiah lived, there is no condemnation in that life. Zeḵaryah and Elisheḇa were two such people. They lived before the time when Messiah was killed... in essence, they lived in "Old Testament" times. Look at what it says about them in Luke 1:5-6. For those who both see and understand, there is no condemnation. The word "Sh'ma" means to "hear with understanding and obey." Those who do, are above the Law and will not suffer the consequences of it. What is sin? Sin is transgression of Torah (the Law). I Jn 3:4. Since that passage talks about lawlessness, let's go to another passage that talks about lawlessness, as well: “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Master, Master,’ shall enter into the reign of the heavens, but he who is doing the desire of My Father in the heavens. Many shall say to Me in that day, ‘Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Your Name, and cast out demons in Your Name, and done many mighty works in Your Name?’ And then I shall declare to them, ‘I never knew you, depart from Me, you who work lawlessness!’ (Mt. 7:21-23) Remember this... it is very important. There are those who think that they are escaping condemnation, but they are not.
The phrase “no condemnation,” i.e. “there is, therefore, no condemnation” has to do with the law. The law brings condemnation and death. Why? Because no one can keep it perfectly all the time. I know that I can’t keep the 10 Commandments continually! The law points out, and (in fact, stimulates!), and condemns sin. But believers aren’t any longer “under the law” (Ro 6:14). But this “no condemnation” belongs only to those of us who are “in Christ.” There are those “in Christ” and there are those “outside.” Paul is not a universalist. He says explicitly in Romans 9:3, with grief, that there are those who are “accursed, separated from Christ.” The opposite of the precious phrase “in Christ” (en christō) is the terrible phrase “[separated] from Christ” (apo tou christou) Where are you? In Christ? Or separated from Christ? Free from the law—oh, happy condition! Jesus has bled, and there is remission; Cursed by the law and bruised by the fall, Christ has redeemed us once for all. Now we are free—there's no condemnation; Jesus provides a perfect salvation: "Come unto Me," oh, hear His sweet call, Come, and He saves us once for all. Piper relates this “no condemnation in Christ” to no condemnation in physical pain (when “the Accuser of the brethren” or our conscience, or our friends say that our pain is God’s punishing us). Answer: Our sins are covered (John 5:24). He further states that there is no condemnation in Christ for marriage difficulties, for parental failure, or for anything.
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