What Can Separate?

Just as his Spirit is in us for ever and is the earnest of our inheritance, he is also the conduit of his everlasting covenant love for us.

Young Calvinists

What can separate you from the love of your god? If you had asked participants of almost any religion in history, you would compile a whole list of offences, from items as serious as murder to things as simple as a missed prayer. Some religions would have to confess that their god never loved them – they were merely tolerated as long as they behaved. Ancient Greeks were constantly trying to appease their fickle god Zeus, attempting to understand what had made him angry this time. One unsatisfactory sacrifice might result in years of famine. Participants of pagan religions live in constant fear that one omission, one sin, will result in losing favor with their gods.

So, I ask you. What can separate you from your God? Thankfully, we can answer with the words of Paul in Romans 8:38 & 39, “For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life…

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