Why does the Bible contain so much condemnation?


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
The Bible speaks so much of condemnation because of the sin which permeates mankind: "Your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you so...

July 01 2013 1 response Vote Up Share Report

95 1 Jay Saunders
There is no condemnation to those that are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1

The Bible convicts us of sin if we have sin in our life. The purpose of that is to bring us to repentance and repentance leads to change.

That's why we should read the word of God daily for conviction, edification, correction, exhortation, discernment and most of all, spiritual wisdom and knowledge. 2 Timothy 4:2

If it were not so I would tell you nothing.

Pastor Jay

March 28 2018 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Gregory Tomlinson Minister, husband,father,grandfather,vet., college graduate
It is not all "condemnation" but; the condemnation that is there is instruction and admonishment for the purpose of; the reconciliation of mankind. So those that are chosen can have a fellowship (relationship) with God the Father, creator of all things. This is our purpose or reason for being.

Jesus said in John that He did not come to condemn the world, because it was condemned (judged by the law) already, the sentence being delayed for the purpose of revealing Gods great love, mercy and long suffering; too saving a remnant. Jesus is the path to reconciliation and the fulfilling of all remaining promises are thru him. Paul said he would not have known sin accept for the law and that it was our school master to bring us to Christ by recognizing our need for forgiveness. The law or condemnation will be here until the day of judgement. If you feel condemned it is proof of God spirit working in you by convicting or excusing your behavior.

It was man’s sinful nature that separated us, and the scripture is God's plan for identifying sin and unacceptable behavior (Old Testament law) and the how to guide to reconciliation (the New Testament). It was the first man’s choice’s that separated us and it must our free will choice to reconcile.

Satan has the world saying “how dare, God condemn us, he made us this this way it His fault and he just relishes hating mankind” most of the world believes it and are offended but this is a lying false narrative put forth by a rebellious spirit (the father of lies). In reality it is a Fathers love that corrects rebukes and chastises those he loves for their own good. It is a froward (habitually disobedient) child that hates correction and rebels against instruction. 

Media is a powerful tool for creating a shared understanding among large and small groups of people just because many people buy into a narrative (perspective) does not make it good or true. This is referred to in Revelation as making a lie and witchcraft, much of our technology in communication would appear magical to those whose understanding was shaped by the environmental influence they were exposed to. 
Then there is the demonic influence that blinds people to the truth and sells these false narratives, yet we were told beforehand, In Isaiah it says God told the end in the beginning that man might know he was God and that there was none other Revelation says the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
There is also comfort and hope thru the prophets and historic writings. As well as examples of good and bad behavior to help the believer find context and know and prepare for what is coming remember it is all in Gods control. Maranatha

May 27 2018 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Mini James Kraft 74 year old retired pipeline worker
We are only condemned for one reason. We have not believed on the name of the Son of God. Romans 3:18 We have not trusted in Him alone as the only way of salvation plus nothing. Romans 11:6 It is all grace, what Jesus did for us apart from any works or deeds of the law. 

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, and we all sin, and we all die, but the GIFT of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. The gift is eternal life, not faith. Faith comes from Gods word. John 6:47, John 6:40, John 3:16 John 3:36. We believe what Jesus said, and are given eternal life the second we believe. We can no longer be condemned. 

The GIFT of God is eternal life. But, we have to accept the free gift by faith alone apart from any works we do. Man can not redeem himself. We are condemned already. The law condemned us. We have all broken Gods laws. The punishment for sin is eternal death in hell where we never die, but are tormented forever. No one once to go there. 

So, what we need is a savior who can pay our sin debt in full, so we will not have to go to hell to pay for our sin debt. Jesus paid that debt with His own blood sacrifice for all sin forever so that those who have believed on Him as the only way of salvation He gives eternal life.

What is the will of God? John 6:40 And this is the will of Him who sent me, that ALL that seeth the Son, and believeth on Him, may have everlasting life, and I will raise him up on the last day. John 6:29 Jesus, answered, and said unto them, this is the work of God, that ye believe on the one He has sent.

December 27 2019 1 response Vote Up Share Report

My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
Yes, there is much condemnation in the Bible. There is the condemnation of the devil in 1 Timothy 3:6; 5:12; and Jude 1:4). In the Greek “condemnation” is krima.
Referring to the divine judgment against man’s sin, a much stronger Greek word is used, katakrima in Romans 5:16, 18; 8:1).
Even “the process of judgment” or “tribunal” is mentioned in John 3:19; 5:25, with reference to “the judgment brought by men upon themselves due to their rejection of Christ.”

I think there is so much condemnation in the Bible because of the total depravity of man (Eph. 2:1-3) Also, because God is so holy, He can’t stand sin, can’t even look at it (Habakkuk 1:13). Compare in Exodus where it says about God, that He will by no means will clear the guilty. (Exodus 34:7 ESV - 7 Keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children's children, to the third and the fourth generation.)

Note the 3 different Greek words for "condemnation."--

(1) For "condemnation" there is the noun krima, or krima (κρίμα), in a forensic sense, "the sentence of the judge" (Lk 23:40; Mt 23:14, omitted in the Revised Version (British and American); "condemnation of the devil" 1 Tim 3:6; 5:12; Jude 1:4).
(2) Much stronger is katakrima, "condemnation" –or as Strong’s Concordance puts it, katakrima: penalty
Original Word: κατάκριμα, ατος, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: katakrima
Phonetic Spelling: (kat-ak'-ree-mah)
Definition: penalty
Usage: punishment following condemnation, penal servitude, penalty. (Rom 5:16,18; 8:1) with reference to the Divine judgment against sin.
(3) krisis, "the process of judgment," "tribunal" -- Dictionary: 
κρίσις, -εως, ἡ
Greek transliteration: 
(Jn 3:19 -- "And this is the judgment [KJV, 'condemnation']: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.";Jn 5:24), with reference to "the judgment brought by men upon themselves because of their rejection of Christ." (Trever)

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Mini Alan Hitchner
The entire message of Yeshua, of Jesus, is of the path to redemption. Humans are steeped in sin, but Yeshua loves us and has graciously provided a remedy; but we must recognize and repent and turn to Him to be saved from the consequences of our sin when we, like all humans must, stand before Christ and God. Having turned to Yeshua and given ourselves over to honor Him in our lives, He shall defend and redeem us so we may enter into eternity allied with Him.

June 27 2021 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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