Uncondemned

Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1


My immediate reaction when I read this verse is, Hallelujah!!! If there's any reason for the children of God to praise the Lord - and there are many reasons piled on top of each other - this must be it. If we were to list our blessings, as the old hymn exhorts us to do, surely the first in line would be the fact that if we're in Christ Jesus, we are uncondemned.

Only those who understand our state outside of Christ can truly grasp what that simple phrase - no condemnation - means. Anyone who lacks a clear vision of human depravity simply doesn't have the background to understand the fundamental importance of this verse. We must first understand, in the words of the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith, that:

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Robert McKay
Copyright by Robert McKay, all rights reserved.
Used by Permission.
The author was born in 1960 in Hawthorne, California,
and has also lived in Washington, Korea, Oklahoma, Texas,
and Albuquerque, New Mexico since 1997. He came to Christ
in January of 1983 and attends Heritage Christian Fellowship.
He may be contacted here: goffscalifornia@juno.com

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