By the perpetual efficacy of His blood their sins are removed, and consequently every ground of their condemnation. 34. 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. The pledges that Christ has given us of His love did not end, but only began with His death. Χρ. "Commentary on Romans 8:34". Such a high priest truly meets our need—one who is holy, blameless, See Revelation 3:21. BibliographyClarke, Adam. Christ Jesus is the one who died — more than that , who was raised — u who is at the right hand of God , v who indeed is interceding for us . His blood has a perpetual voice, speaking better things than the blood of Abel. 4. Vv. intended, according to Meyer, to express the two conclusions. From the love of Christ - This expression is ambiguous; and may mean either our love to Christ or his love to us. 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. He is clothed with power; he is exalted to honor; he is placed at the head of all things. Jesus Christ, then, is not only raised from the dead, but has also ascended into heaven, and is possessed of all power and glory, and is there to defend His people. 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’. And here observe, 1. give the same turn to Romans 8:34 : "Who is he that shall condemn? https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/romans-8.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/romans-8.html. 18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Condemneth—The reason why there can be no charge is because there can be no condemnation; and the reason why there can be no condemnation is this most conclusive one, Christ that dieth. Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible Who shall separate us - That is, finally or entirely separate us. shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? By this third question he reaches the subject treated in the last place, in this very chapter, from Romans 8:18 : τὰ παθήματα, the sufferings of this present time; and thus it is that in the three questions of this passage the entire Epistle is really summed up. Yea, rather. Yea rather, that is risen again - This is a second consideration for their security from his work. To the three great past facts is added one which is present and abiding. Submit a Comment Cancel reply. It was necessary that His sacrifice should be offered upon earth, because it was an act of His humiliation; but His intercession which supposes the establishment of righteousness and peace, is made in heaven, being an act of His exaltation. The function of passing sentence of condemnation on people shall pertain to Christ, the judge of quick and dead, and the apostle proceeds to say that it was certain that he would not condemn the elect of God. These need to receive perpetual supplies of life, light, and grace out of his fullness, to keep them in the way wherein the Lord has set their feet. As the soul is led and taught by the Spirit, it follows the Lord through all the various acts and sufferings of his life. Romans 9:14-24 God’s Anger And Mercy. One only is appointed for that office, He who is called (Acts 10:42) by St. Peter "the judge of quick and dead;" comp. An EasyEnglish Bible Version and Commentary (2800 word vocabulary) on the Book of Romans. "Commentary on Romans 8:34". This same question: Who shall separate? "Commentary on Romans 8:34". But this grouping of questions and answers seems to me inadmissible, for the following reasons:—1. That is the first real saving view we get of the Lord of life and glory; the Holy Spirit taking the poor guilty sinner, laden with the weight of a thousand sins, to the foot of the cross, and opening his eyes to see the Son of God bleeding there as an atoning sacrifice for sin. The verb understood must be will be, not is;comp. BibliographyHaldane, Robert. Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. Yet it can be no otherwise than an essential perpetuation of his high priestly prayer in John 17. Romans 8:34-39 KJV Who is he that condemneth? By this he intimates the impossibility of our being absolved from sin, without satisfaction for the injury done to the rights of God’s 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. "Family Bible New Testament". Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Romans 8:35-39 ROMANS 8:26-39. Who also maketh intercession for us. — This is the fourth and last ground of the security of God’s elect. ", Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. Copyright StatementThe text of this work is public domain. Romans 8 begins and ends with declarations of the Christian's absolute security before God. 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). The question: Who shall separate (Romans 8:35)? That allows us to call God Abba Father. Romans 8. Used by Permission. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jcp/romans-8.html. Jesus Christ is God"s appointed judge who will condemn the unrighteous ( Acts 17:31), but He will not condemn the elect. He who is engaged to effect his salvation is the Director of all events, and of all worlds. "Commentary on Romans 8:34". Elizabeth Gant on March 3, 2019 at 10:00 am shall tribulation?"&c. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. In this lab, John Piper explains how the work of Christ wars against and defeats Satan’s schemes to accuse and condemn us. The article ὁ, literally, the (one who died), reminds us that one only could condemn us, but that it is that very one who died that we might not be obliged to do it. For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the la… Christ intercedes for us (Romans 8:34) - both the Spirit and the Son praying for us. yea, rather that is risen again. It is Christ Jesus. He has told us that no charge can be brought against us before God, because God is the … To get what Romans 8:34 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity. The name Jesus, added to the title Christ, by several Mjj., is in thorough keeping with the context; for in what follows there are summed up the phases of His existence as a historical person. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. If death looks the believer in the face, faith saith, Christ has abolished death, and brought life and immortality to light. 1 Christ died, is risen again, is even at God's right hand, making continual intercession for us. "Commentary on Romans 8:34". Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us. A more seducing proposition is that of the expositors who, after taking the words θεὸς ὁ δικαιῶν interrogatively: God who justifieth? 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. Romans 8:35-37 God’s Everlasting Love. "Sermon Bible Commentary". "Commentary on Romans 8:34". (Romans 8:33), as if it were: "Since God justifieth, who then will condemn?" For them He died, He rose, He ascended to heaven, and there intercedes. xxv., p. 282; A. D. Davidson, Lectures and Sermons, p. 55; Spurgeon, Evening by Evening, p. 112. Who is even at the right hand of God, i.e., is associated with God in his universal dominion. The apostle here goes on with the triumphant challenge in the foregoing verse begun, Who shall condemn the justified believer? The negative answer arises from the following enumeration of the acts done by Christ in our behalf. John Trapp Complete Commentary. BibliographyTrapp, John. II. So Solomon seated his mother at his own right hand, (1 Kings 2:19,) so Salome desired to place one of her sons at the right hand and the other at the left of the royal Messiah, (Matthew 20:21,) and so the Psalmist seats the Messiah-Jehovah at the right hand of Jehovah, (Psalms 110:1.). His death, therefore, utterly forbids the condemnation of the elect of God, who were given to Him, and are one with Him, of whom only the context speaks. is so far from being intended to express the conclusion from what precedes, that it finds its answer in all that follows, and particularly in the words of Romans 8:39, which close the whole passage: Nothing shall separate us. The question answered here is "Is God really in control?" Died, etc. who can prevail against God, so as to destroy, or ultimately injure us? Consider the doctrine which accompanies the fact of the Resurrection. How can they come short of eternal glory? It has excited surprise that when saying Christ died, Paul did not add for us. We must not search curiously what is His present office, what is meant by His pleading His sacrifice, and by His perpetual intercession for us. Charles Schribner's Sons. Who also maketh intercession for us - Note, Romans 8:26. Who pleads our cause; who aids and assists us; who presents our interests before the mercy-seat in the heavens. BibliographyBarnes, Albert. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. A number of expositors (after Ambrose and Augustine) read this as a question: "God that justifieth?" it is Christ that died: that he died is certain; the death he died was the death of the cross; the persons he died for were God's elect; the reason of his dying for them was to make atonement for their sins; this came to pass through his substitution in their room and stead; this death of his was but once, yet of an eternal efficacy, and so a full security of them from all condemnation: for sin, the cause of condemnation, was removed by it; the condemnation itself was bore by Christ in their stead; the law and justice of God were satisfied by it; pardon of sin was procured by his blood; and complete justification obtained by his active and passive obedience; all which is confirmed by his resurrection, session at God's right hand, and intercession: wherefore it is added. References: Romans 8:34.—R. "Commentary on Romans 8:34". BibliographyIce, Rhoderick D. "Commentary on Romans 8:34". 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. (Read Romans 8:18-25) The sufferings of the saints strike no deeper than the things of time, last no longer than the present time, are light afflictions, and but for a moment. 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” (Romans 8:34). In Romans 8:35, the former are lighter and less considerable [than in Romans 8:38], and may be all referred to [reduced to the one head, viz.] If this is the case, how great the security it affords the believer! Shall be able — Either by force, Romans 8:35; or by any legal claim, Romans 8:33, etc. When we have deduced what we deduce by our reason from the study of visible nature, and then read what we read in God's inspired Word, and find the two apparently discordant, this is the feeling I think we ought to have in our minds: not an impatience to do what is beyond our powers, to weigh evidence, to sum up, balance, decide, and reconcile, to arbitrate between the two voices of God, but a sense of the utter nothingness of worms such as we are, of our plain and absolute incapacity to contemplate things as they really are, and perception of our emptiness before the great Vision of God. There is, then, a manifest necessity of repairing the outrage against the perfections of God, which are the original and fundamental rule of the duty of the creature. Yea, rather, that is risen again. The fact is undoubted, and its pertinence in the Apostle’s argument obvious, whatever view be taken of the connection. 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. The holy challenge of faith, it is ready for all comers, and bids defiance to all accusations. Who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us: faith finds matter of triumph, not only from Christ’s death and resurrection, but from his session at the right hand of God, and intercession for us. Romans 8:34 who is he that condemneth? Observe, 2. Words in boxes are from the Bible. He adds still more, — that he now sits at the right hand of the Father; by which is meant, that he possesses dominion over heaven and earth, and full power and rule over all things, according to what is said in Ephesians 1:20. 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. The ascension of Christ, his entrance into heaven, and session at the right hand of God, are also a very considerable security of God's elect from condemnation; for when he ascended from earth to heaven in human nature, accompanied by angels, of which they and his disciples were witnesses, he led captivity captive, or triumphed over those that led his people captive, as sin, Satan, the law, death, and every other enemy of theirs; he entered into heaven to prepare it for them, to take possession of it in their name, to appear in the presence of God for them, and as having obtained the eternal redemption of them, where he was received with a welcome, as the surety and head of the chosen ones, and then sat down at the right hand of God; which shows that he had done his work, and to satisfaction, is advanced above all, power is given to him, all things are put under him, and he is head over all things to the church: and since he is at the right hand of God, as an advocate and intercessor for his people, it will be to no purpose, and of no avail, that Satan, or any other enemy, is at their right hand to resist them: who also maketh intercession for us; which is done, not by vocal prayer, as in the days of his flesh on earth; or as supplicating an angry judge; or as controverting: a point in the court of heaven; but by the appearance of his person for us, by the presentation of his sacrifice, by offering up the prayers and praises of his people, by declaring it as his will, that such and such blessings be bestowed upon them, and by seeing to it, that the benefits of his death are applied to those, for whom they were designed; which intercession of Christ proceeds upon the foot of a satisfaction made; it always continues, and is ever prevalent, and so has a considerable influence to secure from condemnation. The apostle, in this verse, seems to have in view a passage in Job 34:29; which the Septuagint render, "and he gives peace, and who is he that condemneth? Ver. A Life of Mercy. American Tract Society. That topic will be by and by brought out more fully.— μᾶλλον, rather) ch. 1835. Who is he that condemneth,.... That is, the elect of God: all mankind are deserving of condemnation, and are under the sentence of it, as in Adam; some are foreordained to condemnation; all in final impenitence and unbelief, are condemned already; and the whole world of the ungodly will be condemned at the last day; but none of God's elect are, or shall be condemned: for they are loved with an everlasting love; they are chosen unto salvation; they are in Christ, where there is no condemnation; they are brought to believe in him, and by him are justified from all sin, and so are secure from condemnation. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? 34. supposes only one judge possible, while the form of the previous question, Who will accuse? And are there none that will condemn them? Christ Jesus who died(B)—more than that, who was raised to life(C)—is at the right hand of God(D)and is also interceding for us. "Who also maketh intercession for us"-we have an "Advocate" at God"s Court (1 John 2:1; Hebrews 7:25). Romanos 8:34 - ¿Quién es el que condenará? 1896. But the more I know people, the more I realize that this characteristic is a precious commodity. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. (Will He bring a charge against His own elect?) 1999. yea rather, that is risen again — to make good the purposes of His death. The likeness of sinful flesh, could not do face of God our present sufferings are not worth with... 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