No Condemnation, But Freedom
Therefore, there is now NO Condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Therefore–in light of the gospel (ch1-7)
Now–(not just “there will not be” – we are experiencing this already)
No Longer in Adam, in Christ
Through Christ – we’ve been given the Spirit.
We are free from the “law” of sin and death
We live in the sphere of the “law” the Spirit of Life.
We are free because…
God Sent His Son
God Sent His Son in the likeness of sinful man
God Sent His Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering
…and in that sin offering condemned sin so there is no condemnation for us
Christ met the righteous requirements of the Law
…and we can now live according to the Spirit.