Spirit-life for those in Jesus
Romans 8:1-8
Central Idea Those united to Christ by faith need no longer fear condemnation, because their sin has...
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2009-01-10 08:47:04
2009-05-21 10:35:08
Central Idea Those united to Christ by faith need no longer fear condemnation, because their sin has been paid for and they have been given new life in the Spirit. There is logic in this passage that is very difficult to understand, I think. It has taken me much wrestling and re-working to arrive to where I am at (which I am excited about, because I feel like I understand it a lot more!). Here is my paraphase in attempts to further bring out what I am understanding Paul's logic to be: There is no condemnation for those united to Christ by faith, because of God's glorious "Spirit of life" freedom plan in Jesus. Let me unpack it. God did the impossibility of his own righteous law by executing his full wrath on sin in his Son on the cross so that we would be perfectly cleansed and given the ability to actually live out the righteous law of love through the new life in the Spirit that we have been subsequently given. This is true because (1) people set their minds on things that accord with their nature (and hence you were flesh-minded people of condemnation before Jesus, and you now are Spirit-minded people of righteousness in Jesus since you have been forgiven and transformed/possessed by the Spirit) and (2) the outcome of where you set your mind is either death [i.e. condemnation] (for those with minds set on the flesh) or life and peace [i.e. freedom from condemnation] (for those with minds set on the Spirit)--because flesh-set minds make people enemies of God. What is meant by "law of the Spirit of life"? "law" in this sense seems to convey the idea of principle , or the way things are in reality. The "Spirit" I think is correctly capitalized, referring to the Holy Spirit. He is called the Spirit "of life" here because I think Paul is emphasizing him as the giver of condemnation-free, righteousness-enabled life "through Christ Jesus".
10000000016285 16285 Notes 2009-01-10 08:47:04 2009-05-21 10:35:08 Central Idea Those united to Christ by faith need no longer fear condemnation, because their sin has been paid for and they have been given new life in the Spirit. There is logic in this passage that is very difficult to understand, I think. It has taken me much wrestling and re-working to arrive to where I am at (which I am excited about, because I feel like I understand it a lot more!). Here is my paraphase in attempts to further bring out what I am understanding Paul's logic to be: There is no condemnation for those united to Christ by faith, because of God's glorious "Spirit of life" freedom plan in Jesus. Let me unpack it. God did the impossibility of his own righteous law by executing his full wrath on sin in his Son on the cross so that we would be perfectly cleansed and given the ability to actually live out the righteous law of love through the new life in the Spirit that we have been subsequently given. This is true because (1) people set their minds on things that accord with their nature (and hence you were flesh-minded people of condemnation before Jesus, and you now are Spirit-minded people of righteousness in Jesus since you have been forgiven and transformed/possessed by the Spirit) and (2) the outcome of where you set your mind is either death [i.e. condemnation] (for those with minds set on the flesh) or life and peace [i.e. freedom from condemnation] (for those with minds set on the Spirit)--because flesh-set minds make people enemies of God. What is meant by "law of the Spirit of life"? "law" in this sense seems to convey the idea of principle , or the way things are in reality. The "Spirit" I think is correctly capitalized, referring to the Holy Spirit. He is called the Spirit "of life" here because I think Paul is emphasizing him as the giver of condemnation-free, righteousness-enabled life "through Christ Jesus". notes
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οὐδὲν ἄρα νῦν κατάκριμα τοῖς ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
ὁ γὰρ νόμος τοῦ πνεύματος τῆς ζωῆς ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ ἠλευθέρωσέν σε ἀπὸ τοῦ νόμου τῆς ἁμαρτίας καὶ τοῦ θανάτου
For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.
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τὸ γὰρ ἀδύνατον τοῦ νόμου
For the impossiiliy of the law,
ἐν ᾧ ἠσθένει διὰ τῆς σαρκός
weakened by the flesh,
ὁ θεὸς
God [did].
τὸν ἑαυτοῦ υἱὸν πέμψας ἐν ὁμοιώματι σαρκὸς ἁμαρτίας καὶ περὶ ἁμαρτίας
By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin,
κατέκρινεν τὴν ἁμαρτίαν ἐν τῇ σαρκί
he condemned sin in the flesh,
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ἵνα τὸ δικαίωμα τοῦ νόμου πληρωθῇ ἐν ἡμῖν τοῖς μὴ κατὰ σάρκα περιπατοῦσιν ἀλλὰ κατὰ πνεῦμα
in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
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οἱ γὰρ κατὰ σάρκα ὄντες τὰ τῆς σαρκὸς φρονοῦσιν
For the according-to-the-flesh ones set their minds on the things of the flesh,
οἱ δὲ κατὰ πνεῦμα τὰ τοῦ πνεύματος
but the according-to-the-Spirit ones set their minds on the things of the Spirit.
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τὸ γὰρ φρόνημα τῆς σαρκὸς θάνατος
For to set the mind on the flesh is death,
τὸ δὲ φρόνημα τοῦ πνεύματος ζωὴ καὶ εἰρήνη
but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
διότι τὸ φρόνημα τῆς σαρκὸς ἔχθρα εἰς θεόν
For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God,
τῷ γὰρ νόμῳ τοῦ θεοῦ οὐχ ὑποτάσσεται
for it does not submit to God's law;
οὐδὲ γὰρ δύναται
for, indeed, it cannot.
οἱ δὲ ἐν σαρκὶ ὄντες θεῷ ἀρέσαι οὐ δύνανται
Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
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10000000016285 16285 Arc 2009-01-10 08:47:04 2009-05-21 10:35:08 editing Romans 8 1 8 8 Romans 8:1-8 45 NT tisch esv i431 i432 i415 οὐδὲν ἄρα νῦν κατάκριμα τοῖς ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. i416 ὁ γὰρ νόμος τοῦ πνεύματος τῆς ζωῆς ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ ἠλευθέρωσέν σε ἀπὸ τοῦ νόμου τῆς ἁμαρτίας καὶ τοῦ θανάτου For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. ground 1 i433 i434 i435 i417 τὸ γὰρ ἀδύνατον τοῦ νόμου For the impossiiliy of the law, i418 ἐν ᾧ ἠσθένει διὰ τῆς σαρκός weakened by the flesh, i419 ὁ θεὸς God [did]. i436 i437 i420 τὸν ἑαυτοῦ υἱὸν πέμψας ἐν ὁμοιώματι σαρκὸς ἁμαρτίας καὶ περὶ ἁμαρτίας By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, i421 κατέκρινεν τὴν ἁμαρτίαν ἐν τῇ σαρκί he condemned sin in the flesh, actionmanner 1 1 i422 ἵνα τὸ δικαίωμα τοῦ νόμου πληρωθῇ ἐν ἡμῖν τοῖς μὴ κατὰ σάρκα περιπατοῦσιν ἀλλὰ κατὰ πνεῦμα in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. actionpurpose 2 actionmanner 1 i438 i439 i423 οἱ γὰρ κατὰ σάρκα ὄντες τὰ τῆς σαρκὸς φρονοῦσιν For the according-to-the-flesh ones set their minds on the things of the flesh, i424 οἱ δὲ κατὰ πνεῦμα τὰ τοῦ πνεύματος but the according-to-the-Spirit ones set their minds on the things of the Spirit. alternative i440 i441 i425 τὸ γὰρ φρόνημα τῆς σαρκὸς θάνατος For to set the mind on the flesh is death, i426 τὸ δὲ φρόνημα τοῦ πνεύματος ζωὴ καὶ εἰρήνη but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. alternative i442 i427 διότι τὸ φρόνημα τῆς σαρκὸς ἔχθρα εἰς θεόν For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, i443 i428 τῷ γὰρ νόμῳ τοῦ θεοῦ οὐχ ὑποτάσσεται for it does not submit to God's law; i429 οὐδὲ γὰρ δύναται for, indeed, it cannot. ground 1 i430 οἱ δὲ ἐν σαρκὶ ὄντες θεῷ ἀρέσαι οὐ δύνανται Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. bilateral 1 ground 1 progression ground 1 ideaexplanation 1 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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