“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk after the flesh, but according to the Spirit.” — Romans 8:1
To be condemned means to be guilty, disapproved or under judgment. Guilt is a burden and a weight that holds us back from realizing our destiny and potential. Though we have been declared free from sin through the grace of Jesus Christ, many of us still carry with us the guilt of our past sins and mistakes, and those burdens hold us back from truly enjoying the gift of freedom that God gave us. We will never know what it truly means to be a child of God if we do not free ourselves of our guilt. Guilt keeps us from fully accepting the unconditional love of Christ and from truly loving ourselves. It makes us feel that we do not deserve the blessings of God and keeps us anxiously waiting and wondering when we will experience the failure or disaster that we deserve. This implies that we do not understand the power of justification and have not really received the gift of grace that God gave us.