Romans 8:1 Saved and Changed

Romans 8:1 (KJV)
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Romans 8:9 (KJV)
But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

Romans 8:38-39 (KJV)
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

I included all these verses to demonstrate that we can’t claim verses 38-39 unless we claim verse 1. Further, we can’t claim verse 1 unless we claim the whole of it. The verse is defined by verse 9.

  • Those who are in Christ Jesus walk after the flesh but after the Spirit
  • If we have not that Spirit we are not His
  • Only those who are His are not condemned and nothing can separate them.

The better portion of the chapter describes what it is to walk in the Spirit versus to walk in the flesh.

We are not saved by works but the saved are changed. They are not sinless, but they are changed. They will sometimes wonder how God could hold them guiltless but they are changed.

Be sure to quote all of verse one when you quote verse one,
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit.

 

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Romans 8:1 Saved and Changed

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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