Reading all of Romans 8:1 There is an implied condition for no condemnation and its stated in the passage:
Romans 8:1 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.
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Every civilized society creates laws and also creates punishments for those that break the laws.
One of the most basic responsibilities of a civil society to design laws where the punishments are appropriate to the crimes that are committed.
Justice and Just Deserts - Leviticus 24:17-22
Lev 24:17 “‘Anyone who takes the life of a human being is to be put to death.
Lev 24:18 Anyone who takes the life of someone’s animal must make restitution–life for life.
Lev 24:19 Anyone who injures their neighbor is to be injured in the same manner:
Lev 24:20 fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth. The one who has inflicted the injury must suffer the same injury.
Lev 24:21 Whoever kills an animal must make restitution, but whoever kills a human being is to be put to death.
Lev 24:22 You are to have the same law for the foreigner and the native-born. I am the LORD your God.'”
Blasphemy is currently in the top 30% of lookups on Merriam-Webster.com.
: great disrespect shown to God or to something holy
: something said or done that is disrespectful to God or to something holy
Blasphemy and distinguishing sins - Leviticus 24:10-23
11 The son of the Israelite woman blasphemed the Name with a curse; so they brought him to Moses.
1. The name of Lord is Holy. “Our Father, which art in heaven, HALLOWED be thy name”. “Thou shalt no take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
Lev 24:12 They put him in custody until the will of the LORD should be made clear to them.
1. The young man was locked up, in jail, in waiting for blasphemy.
2. They weren’t sure what the punishment or consequences should be but they knew they should ask God for direction.
3. Moses was a prophet and this was a nation that was created and led by God.
4. Moses got a clear answer from the Lord.
Lev 24:14 “Take the blasphemer outside the camp. All those who heard him are to lay their hands on his head, and the entire assembly is to stone him.
Lev 24:15 Say to the Israelites: ‘Anyone who curses their God will be held responsible;
Lev 24:16 anyone who blasphemes the name of the LORD is to be put to death. The entire assembly must stone them. Whether foreigner or native-born, when they blaspheme the Name they are to be put to death.
When we see tragedies and bad things happen to people many people ask the question “If there really is a God then why did this happen to these people but not to that person?” “Why these people but not those people?”
“Why did this person have a bad thing happen but not that one?”
This is a variation of the timeless question
“Why do bad things happen to good people?”
There are many answers to consider and but one BiteByte of truth can be taken directly from mouth of Jesus himself as he taught about an incident “in the news” that occurred during his the time of his ministry on earth.
Why bad things happen to people? Jesus comments! (Luke 13:1-5 NIV)
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1 About this time Jesus was informed that Pilate had murdered some people from Galilee as they were offering sacrifices at the Temple.
2 “Do you think those Galileans were worse sinners than all the other people from Galilee?” Jesus asked. “Is that why they suffered?
3 Not at all! And you will perish, too, unless you repent of your sins and turn to God.
4 And what about the eighteen people who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them? Were they the worst sinners in Jerusalem?
5 No, and I tell you again that unless you repent, you will perish, too.”