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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
8:9 In the Spirit - Under his government. If any man have not the Spirit of Christ - Dwelling and governing in him. He is none of his - He is not a member of Christ; not a Christian; not in a state of salvation. A plain, express declaration, which admits of no exception. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear!
Ro 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit. It has just been shown that he who is under the sway of his fleshly passions is at war with God, cannot please him, and is spiritually dead. But the Christian is under the influence of the Spirit if the Spirit of God dwells in him. It does dwell in him if he is a new creature, "minding the things of the Spirit" (Ro 8:5). The Spirit of God. Observe that the Spirit is spoken of in this verse both as "the Spirit of God", and "the Spirit of Christ". Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is not his. The proof that we have this indwelling Spirit is that we "mind the things of the Spirit" (Ro 8:5) and bear its fruit (Ga 5:22,23).
Jack Slaton's comment on 2013-08-04 13:24:24:
I believe the s in spirit should be small. Verse is referring to Christ temperament and disposition.9 9
Jundaguit's comment on 2011-02-21 07:20:50:
this is a very crucial statement which almost everybody has to understand how important a man should bear the spirit of Christ so we can be assured that we are truly Christians. Being a Christian never before I understood because when I was been a churchman and I thought I was already a Christian but it was a very sad thing when I found that it requires for me to have the Spirit of Christ so that I can be a Christian. I never before understand what the spirit is not even the explanation of some pastors could satisfy me. Most people are in danger when they believe that they are Christians when they don't because the Spirit of Christ is not in them. The proof in this is because they continue in sinning nor having fear of the Lord. Most people never separated from the world or separated from all work of this sinful world, so that it is impossible for them to walk in the Spirit but rather in the flesh.
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