Psalm 23 – Part 6
November 26, 2013
Psalm 23 – Part 7
November 28, 2013
Psalm 23 – Part 6
November 26, 2013
Psalm 23 – Part 7
November 28, 2013

Can Sin Separate Us From God?

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But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

Does sin separate us from God? Where did we get the idea of a great gulf between God and us?

When sin entered through Adam and Eve, our relationship with God changed. However, even then Adam and Eve hid. God did not reject them and turn his back on them. He provided and protected them. Driving them out of the garden was for their protection. Through the patriarchs and through Israel God never turned His back on mankind. They certainly sinned enough, but that did not keep God away.

Yes, sin was a problem. But God is greater than sin. There is a gulf between heaven and hell. There is not a gulf between God and man. God dwelt with man in the tabernacle in the holy of holies. God provided for man’s sins at the mercy-seat.

God had to reverse the damage done in the garden. He provided a temporary way with Israel through the once a year shedding of animal blood. Man had given authority of the earth to the devil and it would take a man to get it back. Jesus entered the scene. Jesus shed His own blood for the remission of sins. Once and forever.

Jesus dealt with the sin question. The only separation between God and man is of man’s choosing. It’s not sin that separates. It is unbelief. All we have to do is accept the finished work of grace. Once we have accepted God’s grace by faith, then nothing can ever separate us from God. “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39)

Sin cannot separate us. Jesus doesn’t turn His back because He can’t look at sin. The New Covenant means He remembers our sins no more. We can always come boldly into the throne of grace. God is much bigger than any sin. It can’t separate us. We might hide as Adam and Eve did, but God never turns from us.