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Romans 8:1

KJV There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

TR ουδεν αρα νυν κατακριμα τοις εν χριστω ιησου μη κατα σαρκα περιπατουσιν αλλα κατα πνευμα

ASV There is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus.

WH ουδεν αρα νυν κατακριμα τοις εν χριστω ιησου

Does the inclusion or exclusion of the phrase "who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit" effect the meaning of this verse or the larger argument Paul was making. A Student's Guide to New Testament Textual Variants notes that the phrase also appears in verse 4.

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The textual variant concerning Romans 8:1 really doesn't have much effect on the subject matter that is discussed by Paul. We could remove verses 1 and 4 without missing the point Paul is trying to make. (from Romans 7:7 thru. 8:26) But, this introduces us to a much larger problem: “This type of practice is evident in far to many chapters in the bible.” Translators (over the centuries) have added and/or subtracted from the writings of the bible and these changes have supported many erroneous doctrines. We could add or subtract (as little one word) from a scripture and change its meaning and/or application! In Matthew 28:19 this seems to be just what happened: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit” (NIV) yet, Acts 2:38, 8:12, 8:16 and 19:5 all seem to state that Christians of the first century were baptized in only the name of Jesus! Several ancient manuscripts do not include Matthew 28:19. So, if this verse was added by a translator who believed in the trinity, the consequences of messing with the scriptures (for whatever reason) has misled millions!

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