There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus,
who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.||
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from
the law of sin and death.||
For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God
sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned
sin in the flesh:||
That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not
after the flesh, but after the Spirit.||
For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but
they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.||
For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life
Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to
the law of God, neither indeed can be.
So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.||
(8:8-10) If you have a living body, you can't please God and Christ isn't in you.
(8:8) "They that are in the flesh cannot please God."
(8:10) "If Christ be in you, the body is dead."
(8:11) "The Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead"
Who raised Jesus from the dead?
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.
And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit
is life because of righteousness.
But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead
dwell in you,
he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies
by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.||
(8:14) "As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God."
Are we all God's children?
How many sons does God have?
Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the
For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit
do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have
received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.||
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the
children of God:||
And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if
so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.||
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be
compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.||
For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation
of the sons of God.||
For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason
of him who hath subjected the same in hope,||
(8:22) "The whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now."
Some Christians use this verse to show that we live in a
sin-cursed world. (But
(8:24) "We are saved by hope."
Should we believe in unseen things?
(8:26) "We know not what we should pray for as we ought."
Do Christians know how to pray?
(8:27) "The Spirit ... maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God."
God intercedes with God by talking to, and sometimes even arguing with, himself.
(8:28) "All things work together for good to them that love God."
One of the greatest and most absurd lies in all of scripture.
(8:29-30) "Whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate."
Everyone is predestined by God to be either
saved or damned.
Do humans have free will?
What the Bible says about determinism and
(8:29) "His son ... the firstborn"
Who was God's firstborn son?
(8:31) "If God be for us, who can be against us?"
No one can oppose Christians since God is on their side.
"He ... spared not his own Son,
but delivered him up for us all."
"He that spared not his own Son" shouldn't be trusted by anyone.
God's 135th Killing
(8:33) "Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect?"
A Christian cannot be accused of any wrongdoing.
(8:38-39) Is it possible to fall from grace?
(8:38) "Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,"
(8:39) "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."
Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of
corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain
together until now.
And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the
Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption,
to wit, the redemption of our body.
For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a
man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities:
for we know not what we
should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for
us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit,
because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God,
to them who are the called according to his purpose.
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image
of his Son, that he might be the firstborn
among many brethren.
Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he
justified, them he also glorified.
What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against
|8:32 He that spared not his own Son,
but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give
us all things?
Who shall lay any thing
to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.
Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is
risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh
intercession for us.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or
distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are
accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that
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.