I've been looking up several of my reference books for a good definition of condemnation, but evidently it's simply "judgment" based on its context, including in Rom. 8:1.

It's clear from other passages that Christians can be chastised/disciplined for their wrong (Heb. 12:3-11) or die at the hand of God for sinning (1 Cor. 11:27-30 and Acts 5:1-11). So these examples are not the condemnation meant, since the person in Christ can't be condemned, according to the promise of Rom 8:1.

Could this condemnation therefore refer to a judgment of eternal rejection, whether preliminary in this life, or at the final Judgment Day to come, that those in Christ are exempted from?

I prefer answers from Protestants who accept the Apostle's Creed.

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    "Condemnation" is not just "judgement", it is specifically "negative judgement". If you are judged "guilty" then you are condemned. If you are judged "innocent" then you are not condemned. – DJClayworth Feb 20 at 16:05
  • This might fit better on Stack Exchange Biblical Hermeneutics where the word κατάκριμα Strong 2631 can be examined in detail. – Nigel J Feb 20 at 20:26
  • @NigelJ You mean I can post it in both places? – Steve Feb 21 at 18:51
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    @Steve Cross-posting is generally frowned upon within Stack Exchange. My thought was that the Moderators of SE-C may migrate the question to SE-BH if they think that is appropriate. – Nigel J Feb 21 at 19:28

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