Christ. Our Security
A Sermon on Romans 8:34
Who is to condemn? 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. (ESV)
Can someone who has been justified be once again condemned because of sin? In Romans 8:34 Paul says that this question is unthinkable for those who are in Christ Jesus! Christ took all of our condemnation with Him on the cross and the Son will no more bring any charge against us or be the means of our condemnation any more than the Father Himself. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones divides Paul’s proofs into four main arguments: Christ has died, He has risen again, He is at the right hand of God, and He is making intercession for us. Because of these four things, we can rest assured that it is impossible for God to punish us once again because Christ died for our sin and bore our punishment so that we can now be alive in God. This means that a believer has been justified and justification is a declaration that we are no longer under condemnation. God’s justice was fully satisfied on the cross and, therefore, God’s justice should be viewed as our greatest security and comfort. Also, because Christ was raised from the dead shows us that God the Father was satisfied with this sacrifice and all condemnation has been fully dealt with!