How Much Faith?
October 23, 2013
In All Things
October 25, 2013
How Much Faith?
October 23, 2013
In All Things
October 25, 2013

Who Can Separate Us From Christ’s Love – Part 2

Tunnel between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tennessee.  2013

Tunnel between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tennessee. 2013

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Romans 8:35

Last few days we looked at Paul’s three questions, all of which the implied answer is no one or nothing. No one can accuse us. No one can condemn us. No one can separate us from the love of Christ.

We found that tribulation, distress, persecution, or famine cannot separate us. Here are the other four.

Can nakedness? No! Nakedness is without sufficient clothing. In cold weather, you might not have a suitable coat. Perhaps your shoes and socks have holes. I think Paul is referring to physical conditions in this list. But lack of apparel cannot separate you from the love of Christ.

Can peril? No! “In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren.” (2 Corinthians 11:26)

Paul knew what it was to be in peril. Danger was everywhere he went. Many missionaries have gone to dangerous places. Some didn’t return. The danger didn’t deter them when they knew they had the command of God to go. Even the peril could not separate them from the love of Christ.

Can sword? No! “Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.” (Acts 12:1-2) We live in violent times. We have people who hate us. Many have lost their heads in their stand for the gospel. Whole Christian villages have been wiped out by violence of the sword. But they were never separated from the love of Christ.

Therefore, who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Who can split us from Christ? Who can wedge themselves in between us? No one! No One!