yea, rather that is risen again. For Christ Jesus, who died, and more than that was raised to life, is at the right hand of God—and He is interceding for us. And thus we see in the resurrection of the Lord Jesus the hope of the soul for a blessed immortality. Romans 8:34; Romans 8:1 34 t Who is to condemn ? It is Christ; who from love, died in our stead when we were his enemies. xiii., p. 278; E. Johnson, Ibid., vol. But how are we to conceive of this intercession? John Trapp Complete Commentary. the Apostle replies that Christ died. give the same turn to Romans 8:34 : "Who is he that shall condemn? 8. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/romans-8.html. AN OVERVIEW This much beloved passage celebrates that God is always present and always willing to help in our hour of need (v. His seat at the right hand of God signifies His permanent exaltation as Mediator, and His communion with God in sovereign power and authority, reigning as the Head and King of His Church. "Commentary on Romans 8:34". "Commentary on Romans 8:34". 1874-1909. Psalms 110:1, "Sit thou on my right hand," i.e., share my throne; Ephesians 1:20; Revelation 3:21. First, He died for us and thereby removed our guilt. But he is not speaking here of the death of Christ from the viewpoint of expiation; in this respect it was already implied in the answer to the previous question, "It is God that justifieth." This is a thought which is particularly soothing as regards the loss of friends; or of especially gifted men who seem in their day the earthly support of the Church. The question: Who shall separate (Romans 8:35)? Having believed the gospel, we now live in the Spirit of God. 12:11). Death was the punishment threatened in the covenant of works against sin. Yea, if God himself frown upon the believer, faith can bring to God a righteousness that is highly pleasing to him, with respect to which God may be just, and yet the justifier of him that believeth in Jesus. Build your lives on this mercy. 2 The Holy Spirit will give you life that comes from Christ Jesus and will set you # 8.2 you: Some manuscripts have “me.” free from sin and death. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". It has excited surprise that when saying Christ died, Paul did not add for us. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ain/romans-8.html. The question: Who will condemn? 2 For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has freed you from the law of sin and death. admitted a plurality of accusers. He who according to His inscrutable will sent first His Co-equal Son, and then His Eternal Spirit, acts with deep counsel, which we may surely trust, when He sends from place to place those earthly instruments which carry on His purposes. 1999. yea rather, that is risen again — to make good the purposes of His death. 34. His sitting at the right hand of God naturally follows, first as the principle of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and then as having put into the hands of Christ the government of the world and the direction of all the events of our life. 1897. Who is he that condemneth? Go to. ◄ Romans 8:34 ► Who is there to condemn us? It is here supposed that their condemnation is impossible, because it would be unjust. Who is even at the right hand of God - Invested with power, and dignity, and authority in heaven. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jab/romans-8.html. Copyright StatementThe text of this work is public domain. Then follows a second interrogation introduced by the affirmations: Christ died, etc., affirmations terminating in the conclusion expressed anew, Romans 8:35, in the interrogative form: Who will separate? Nothing then can be devised more pestilent and ruinous, than the scholastic dogma respecting the uncertainty of salvation. There is no condemnation for those in Christ, and nothing will ever be able to separate us from His love. The reason Paul can say that nothing will separate us from the love of Christ is because Christ is alive and is still loving us now. Do you find a theme in the questions asked and the answers given? The image is taken from the idea of a tribunal of justice, where the safety of the accused depends, in great measure, upon the influence of his advocate. "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". To separate us from the love of God in Christ — Which will surely save, protect, deliver us who believe in, and through, and from, them all. Since Christians have a ready and willing Advocate constantly at the right hand of God. The purport there is the same. Our faith ought to lean on the death of Christ, but it ought rather also to make such progress, as to lean on His resurrection, kingly dominion, and second coming.— ἔστιν ἐν δεξιᾷ τοῦ θεοῦ, is at the right hand of God) He is able to save; He Himself and the Father. here it is demanded, Who shall condemn them? For if condemnation be forbidden by His death, then that condemnation must be prohibited with respect to all for whom He died. Bible Commentary for Romans 8:34. It is Christ who died, yes rather, who is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. But how are we to conceive of this intercession? The penalty of our sins hath been suffered, and the faithful are unpunishable and uncondemnable. Abstract. 1905. "Commentary on Romans 8:34". AN OVERVIEW. So Erasmus, Locke, DeWette, Olshausen, Alford, Jowett, Webster and Wilkinson, Green; and so Lachmann prints his text. Can anyone, then, condemn them? 1974. The death of Christ is mentioned here from the same standpoint as in chap. It is Christ that died - Or as it may be rendered, “Shall Christ who has died, condemn them?” The argument here is, that as Christ died to save them, and not to destroy them, he will not condemn them. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cgt/romans-8.html. What purpose would the death of Christ have served, if He had been overcome and swallowed up by it? Jesus Christ, then, who suffered without the gate, Hebrews 13:12, in accomplishing the truth of this figure, first offered upon earth His sacrifice, and afterwards entered in His glory into heaven, to present to His Father the infinite price of His oblation by the mystical sprinkling of His blood. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Romans 8:34". III. But in what form this will is expressed is as undiscoverable as it is unimportant. This is a third consideration to show that Christ will not condemn us, and that Christians are secure. The Flesh and the Spirit. We can compare with these questions the question regarding the Servant in Isaiah 50:8, which may well be one of the sources of Paul’s thoughts, ‘He is near Who justifies Me, who will contend with Me -- behold the Lord God is near who will condemn Me’. BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. Ἰ. Χρ. 5. 1 Accordingly, Christ's sitting at the right hand of God-predicted in Psalms 110:1, and historically referred to in Mark 16:19; Acts 2:33; Acts 7:56; Ephesians 1:20; Colossians 3:1; 1 Peter 3:22; Revelation 3:21 - signifies the glory of the exalted Son of man, and the power in the government of the world in which He participates. New York, USA. Romans 8:35-37 God’s Everlasting Love. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsc/romans-8.html. But this grouping of questions and answers seems to me inadmissible, for the following reasons:—1. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". The resurrection of Jesus Christ was a manifestation of His Godhead and Divine power. "Who also maketh intercession for us"-we have an "Advocate" at God"s Court (1 John 2:1; Hebrews 7:25). "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". Whois he that condemneth? In principle, given what Paul has already said in Romans 5:1–8:34, he could have safely made the assumption that his readers were capable of answering the rhetorical question of verse 35 for themselves, in the negative. Tuck, Christian World Pulpit, vol. As the soul is led and taught by the Spirit, it follows the Lord through all the various acts and sufferings of his life. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wbc/romans-8.html. The four great saving facts about Christ Jesus are here mentioned in order: His death, resurrection, ascension, and continued intercession. It is therefore opposed to their condemnation, as being the evidence and completion of their absolution and acquittal; for as the death of Jesus Christ was His condemnation, and that of all united to Him, so His resurrection is His absolution and also theirs. "Commentary on Romans 8:34". In similar language, the Lord Jesus Christ, the first elect of God, speaking by the Prophet Isaiah, 50:8, says, He is near that justifieth Me; who will contend with Me? These words relate to His confidence in His Heavenly Father, who would uphold Him as His righteous servant; and it is on His righteousness and work that the acquittal of all those whom the Father hath given Him, and who are elected in Him, is rested. Who intercedes, etc. A number of expositors (after Ambrose and Augustine) read this as a question: "God that justifieth?" When He had by Himself purged our sins, He sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high. Having finished the work of redemption, this was the result of His labors, and the testimony of its consummation. It was necessary expressly to add this, lest the Divine majesty of Christ should terrify us. Their iniquities were laid on Him, and by His stripes they are healed. Read Romans 8:34 again. 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. A more seducing proposition is that of the expositors who, after taking the words θεὸς ὁ δικαιῶν interrogatively: God who justifieth? And when we have traveled from the cross to the sepulcher, we then go a step farther; to the resurrection of the Lord of life and glory. Although less directly, the following reference to the activity of Christ is still applicable to the fact that we will not be condemned, but is then also more closely linked with the words, ‘who will lay anything to the charge of God’s beloved and chosen ones’. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? "Commentary on Romans 8:34". No one. This is the third ground on which the security of Gods elect is rested. Though, then, from his elevated throne he holds all things in subjection under his feet, yet Paul represents him as a Mediator; whose presence it would be strange for us to dread, since he not only kindly invites us to himself, but also appears an intercessor for us before the Father. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/romans-8.html. They stood, therefore, ministering daily, in token of continued service. It cannot be taken to mean less than this: that the glorified Redeemer, conscious of His claims, expressly signifies His will that the efficacy of His death should be made good to the uttermost, and signifies it in some such royal style as we find Him employing in that wonderful Intercessory Prayer which He spoke as from within the veil (see on John 17:11, John 17:12): “Father, I WILL that they also whom Thou hast given Me be with Me where I am” (see on John 17:24). It is evidently implied that none for whom He died can be condemned. cannot be the reproduction (negatively) of the previous question: Who will accuse? But besides that this 'creates (as Tholuck remarks) an unnatural accumulation of questions, it is (to use the not too strong language of Fritzsche) intolerable; for God is thus represented as the judge; but it is the part of a judge not to accuse, but either to acquit or condemn the accused?' With regard to Christ Jesus being at God’s right hand compare Psalms 110:1 where the future Davidic king was told by YHWH to ‘sit at My right hand’. 14). Related Commentaries. ESV, Romans 8:5-8: 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. He was declared to be the Son of God, and consequently possessing over all things absolute power and dominion. References: Romans 8:34.—R. 1 If you belong to Christ Jesus, you won't be punished. Romans 8:33; Romans 8:35. "Commentary on Romans 8:34". Christ is within the veil. Let conscience, carnal reason, law, sin, hell, and devils, bring forth all they can, it will not be sufficient to condemnation; and that because of Christ’s death and satisfaction. Romans 8:35-39.—Church of England Pulpit, vol. Read the Scripture: Mark 8:34-38 I had anticipated studying the Transfiguration with you at this time, but, as I worked through the passage, I found that the closing paragraph of Chapter 8 is so important, so central to the message of this entire Gospel, that we dare not hurry over it. By this he intimates the impossibility of our being absolved from sin, without satisfaction for the injury done to the rights of Gods justice and the sacred majesty of His eternal laws which had been violated; for the just God could not set aside His justice by His mercy, and justify sinners without an atonement. We are free (Romans 8:1). BibliographyNicoll, William R. "Commentary on Romans 8:34". 2. Romans 8:34 » 2 Comments. CHAPTER 8. We’ve just spoken about the wonderful care that God provides for us in salvation. Meyer’s view bases upon them the question of Romans 8:35, proving that nothing can separate us from His love. I go, says He to His disciples, to prepare a place for you. It was necessary that this blood should be sprinkled there, and also upon them, before they could be admitted. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.. a. In Romans 8:34 it says plainly, "Christ Jesus is the one who died — more than that, who was raised — who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us." They were therefore secure. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. "Who is he that condemneth? To the sentence of death he opposeth Christ’s death. It is Christ Jesus that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is also, at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/romans-8.html. This departure of Christ and coming of the Holy Ghost leads our minds with great comfort to the thought of many lower dispensations of Providence towards us. (read 8:35-39). 1765. 1999-2014. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/romans-8.html. Yea rather, that is risen again - This is a second consideration for their security from his work. For them He died, He rose, He ascended to heaven, and there intercedes. If Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. If He be not risen, it must be because He had not expiated those sins for which He died, and was therefore retained a prisoner by death. 18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. It may even be said that the καί of the third does not admit of any doubt. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". Will it be Christ, He who died, who"...? Romans 5:10. "Commentary on Romans 8:34". This is a new argument of the apostle, showing his strong confidence in the safety of the Christian. Sink your roots in this mercy. What the precise form of this intercession of the ever living Jesus is we know not. "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/romans-8.html. It is one of the most often quoted verses of Scripture. (Romans 8:33), as if it were: "Since God justifieth, who then will condemn?" Paul’s letter to the *Romans. But as to judging? Who is even at the right hand of God - To which he has exalted our human nature, which he took in conjunction with his Divinity; and there he maketh intercession for us - manages all the concerns of his own kingdom in general, and of every member of his Church in particular. "Who is he that condemns? READ Romans 8:38, 39. 'His session (says Bengel) denotes His power to save us; His intercession, His will to do it.' 6 To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. Yea, rather, that is risen again. For to this end Christ both died and rose, and revived, that He might be Lord both of the dead and living. Who is even at the right hand of God. 4. If death looks the believer in the face, faith saith, Christ has abolished death, and brought life and immortality to light. 8:34 Yea rather, that is risen - Our faith should not stop at his death, but be exercised farther on his resurrection, kingdom, second coming. death, Romans 8:38, inasmuch as they are, as it were, previous tendencies towards death. Such a high priest truly meets our need—one who is holy, blameless, Yea rather, that is risen — Our faith should not stop at his death, but be exercised farther on his resurrection, kingdom, second coming. Consider also: “Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. The intercession of Jesus Christ is the second act of His priesthood, and is a necessary consequence of His sacrifice, which is the first act, and precedes the third, namely, His coming forth from the heavenly sanctuary to bless those whom He has redeemed to God by His blood. For accusing and condemning are two entirely different functions; the one belongs to everybody, the other to one only. The apostle has defied accusers; their voice is silenced by the sentence of justification which covers believers. Who is always available for the repentant and humble. Romans 8:36.—Sermons for Boys and Girls, p. 44; Preacher's Monthly, vol. They represent authority. This puts in apposition two words which are the opposite of each other, ‘justify’ and ‘condemn, and links more closely with Isaiah 50:8 (see below). Copyright StatementThe Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. "Commentary on Romans 8:34". "Commentary on Romans 8:34". He who is engaged to effect his salvation is the Director of all events, and of all worlds. In the first catalogue in Romans 8:35, he mentions the evils arising from this world, its trials and its persecutions, and those ending in death. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, 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. There would be a contradiction between this series of merciful interpositions and a final condemnation. This paper has been written by me in the course of my theological studies at European Nazarene College (www.eunc.edu).You may use this text as a part of your work provided that you give credits to its author – Petar Neychev. It is Christ G5547 that died G599, yea G1161 rather G2532 * G3123, that is risen again G1453, who G3739 is G2076 even G2532 at G1722 the right hand G1188 of God, G2316 who G3739 also G2532 maketh intercession G1793 for G5228 us. Christ, as seated at the right hand of God, and invested with universal dominion, is able to save: his interceding for us is the evidence that he is willing to save — willing not only in the sense of being disposed to, but in the sense of purposing. Jesus is now acting as our high priest (Hebrews 7:25), working on our behalf in the very presence of God. Used by permission of Broadman Press (Southern Baptist Sunday School Board). Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Romans 8:35-39 ROMANS 8:26-39. It is the same with the καί, also, in the second and third proposition. That allows us to call God Abba Father. at the right hand of God — The right hand of the king was anciently the seat of honor (compare 1 Samuel 20:25; 1 Kings 2:19; Psalm 45:9), and denoted participation in the royal power and glory (Matthew 20:21). He is clothed with power; he is exalted to honor; he is placed at the head of all things. See on Romans 1:4; Romans 4:25; Acts 17:31; 1 Corinthians 15:17, etc. BibliographyClarke, Adam. He who hath so suffered claims us as his right. Christ died and rose again; our debt is therefore paid, because our surety is discharged; he sits at God's right hand as a testimony of the completeness of his sacrifice and satisfaction for us, and he continually intercedes, that is, presents himself to his Father in both his nature, and in our names, as our Surety, our Advocate and Mediator: Who then shall lay anything to the believer's charge, or who shall condemn him? that is to say: "who then will separate us?" Thrones are an earthly concept. It is on this account that God had instituted sacrifices under the law, to hold forth the necessity of a satisfaction, and to prove that without shedding of blood there could be no remission of sin. So also Hebrews 9:24, and 1 John 2:1. "Commentary on Romans 8:34". “And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb…” (Rev. Paul’s point in Romans 8:34 is that it would be absurd for Jesus, who came to earth to be the sacrifice for the sins of God’s elect, to condemn the very ones He died for! And here observe, 1. But in what form this will is expressed is as undiscoverable as it is unimportant. He intends to save those who put their trust in him, and therefore in their behalf he presents before God the merit of his mediatorial work, and urges their salvation as the reward promised him in the covenant of redemption. BibliographyIce, Rhoderick D. "Commentary on Romans 8:34". Shall be able — Either by force, Romans 8:35; or by any legal claim, Romans 8:33, etc. This is the fourth consideration which the apostle urges for the security of Christians drawn from the work of Christ. Romans 8. "Frédéric Louis Godet - Commentary on Selected Books". His blood has a perpetual voice, speaking better things than the blood of Abel. Who is he that condemneth? In answer to the question, Who is he that condemneth? Broadman Press 1932,33. The usual view presents these facts as a proof that Christ will not condemn us. It cannot be taken to mean less than this, that the glorified Redeemer, conscious of His claims, expressly signifies His will that the efficacy of His death should be made good to the uttermost, and signifies it in some such royal style as we find Him employing in that wonderful Intercessory Prayer which he spoke as from within the veil (see John 17:11-12): "Father, I WILL, that they also whom thou hast given me be with me where I am" (see the note at John 17:24). 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