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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...
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
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
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