I know it sounds like a strange question. We’re going somewhere with it! No one would answer, “Yes!” Of course Jesus is no longer condemned, but He once was wasn’t He? He certainly was. 2 Cor 5:21 says that Jesus BECAME sin. His BECOMING sin is what brought His condemnation. He was condemned because He became sin. We understand that, right?
So why is Jesus no longer condemned? Or, in other words, why is Jesus longer sin? Is it because He asked the Father to forgive Him of the sin He had become? Nope! Is it because Jesus attended church/mass, became very sorry for becoming sin and gained forgiveness from sin? Nope!
Jesus is no longer condemned and no longer sin because HE DIED to sin. Once He became sin, the only way for Him to be free from sin was to die to sin and that’s what He did on the cross. The death He died, He died to sin once and for all! So now because of His death to sin and His subsequent resurrection to life, Jesus is no longer condemned and no longer joined to sin in any way! Pretty cool Huh!
But here’s the part we don’t really grasp all that well and are slow to believe. When we trust Jesus as our Savior, the Apostles taught that we died WITH HIM, we were buried WITH HIM, and we were raised to new life WITH HIM. Why is that such a big deal? Because our death, burial, and resurrection WITH HIM is the only thing that frees us from the condemnation we were under because of our union with sin.
It is only through death that we escape our condemnation because of sin. It isn’t through our sorrow, our daily confession or any other religious activity. There’s no problem with being sorry we sin or even talking to Dad about sin, but nothing frees us from the guilt and condemnation of sin other than dying to it.
The good news is that if you believe Jesus, you have been placed into His death and the very death He died to free Him from the condemnation of sin and union with sin He had become on the cross is the very same death we died freeing us from our union to sin and the condemnation of it.
So, is Jesus still condemned? Of course not! Why not, because He died to sin! So, are you still condemned? Of course now! Why not, because you died to sin WITH HIM! However condemned Jesus is is how condemned you are now in Him! Wouldn’t you call that “Good News?” I sure do!
“There is now therefore NO CONDEMNATION for those who are in Christ Jesus” Romans 8:1