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Romans 8:38-39

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Romans 8:35-39

“Inseparable”

“Paul comes to the end of this eloquent section on a very personal note with his I am convinced. The verb expresses certainty; Paul sees no possible shadow of doubt. And the perfect points to a permanent state. This is no passing whim. The apostle proceeds to make his point by listing potential candidates for separating us from God’s love. If none of these can effect a separation, then why should believers fear? They are assured that God will always keep them secure in his great love.”

Paul comes to the end of this eloquent section on a very personal note with his I am convinced.174 The verb expresses certainty; Paul sees no possible shadow of doubt. And the perfect points to a permanent state. This is no passing whim. The apostle proceeds to make his point by listing potential candidates for separating us from God’s love. If none of these can effect a separation, then why should believers fear? They are assured that God will always keep them secure in his great love.
174 πέπεισμαι. Brown regards this as “not a matter of opinion, but of assured fact” (p. 275).
Morris, Leon. The Epistle to the Romans. Grand Rapids, MI; Leicester, England: W.B. Eerdmans; Inter-Varsity Press, 1988. Print. The Pillar New Testament Commentary.

There exists no possible separation from the Savior (8:35–39): This includes:

There exists no possible separation from the Savior (8:35–39): This includes:

Both death ( death (event) n. — the event of dying or departure from life) - life (life (state) n. — the condition of living or the state of being alive; especially healthiness, happiness, exuberance, energy, vitality, and the like)

death (event) n. — the event of dying or departure from life.
life (state) n. — the condition of living or the state of being alive; especially healthiness, happiness, exuberance, energy, vitality, and the like.

life (life (state) n. — the condition of living or the state of being alive; especially healthiness, happiness, exuberance, energy, vitality, and the like)

a. Both life and death (8:35–38a)
b. Both angels and demons (8:38b)
c. Both present and future (8:38c)
d. Both height and depth (8:39)
Willmington, H. L. The Outline Bible. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1999. Print.
a. Both life and death (8:35–38a)
Both life and death (8:35–38a)
b. Both angels and demons (8:38b)

c. Both present and future (8:38c)
d. Both height and depth (8:39)
Willmington, H. L. The Outline Bible. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1999. Print.and death (8:35–38a)

Both angels (8:38b) - angel n. — a supernatural being created by God to serve Him; often functions as a messenger. - and demons (8:38b) - ruler (supernatural) n. — any supernatural being (besides God) acting in a ruling or commanding capacity; either good or evil.

and demons (8:38b) - ruler (supernatural) n. — any supernatural being (besides God) acting in a ruling or commanding capacity; either good or evil.

ruler (supernatural) n. — any supernatural being (besides God) acting in a ruling or commanding capacity; either good or evil.

Both present and future (8:38c)…regardless of the ages - this present age, or the age to come…God’s love will ALWAYS triumph! “whether it be the present with its temptations and sufferings or the future with its uncertainties.”

“whether it be the present with its temptations and sufferings or the future with its uncertainties.”

Morris, Leon. The Epistle to the Romans. Grand Rapids, MI; Leicester, England: W.B. Eerdmans; Inter-Varsity Press, 1988. Print. The Pillar New Testament Commentary.
174 πέπεισμαι. Brown regards this as “not a matter of opinion, but of assured fact” (p. 275).
Morris, Leon. The Epistle to the Romans. Grand Rapids, MI; Leicester, England: W.B. Eerdmans; Inter-Varsity Press, 1988. Print. The Pillar New Testament Commentary.
Paul comes to the end of this eloquent section on a very personal note with his I am convinced.174 The verb expresses certainty; Paul sees no possible shadow of doubt. And the perfect points to a permanent state. This is no passing whim. The apostle proceeds to make his point by listing potential candidates for separating us from God’s love. If none of these can effect a separation, then why should believers fear? They are assured that God will always keep them secure in his great love.

and future (8:38c)

174 πέπεισμαι. Brown regards this as “not a matter of opinion, but of assured fact” (p. 275).
Morris, Leon. The Epistle to the Romans. Grand Rapids, MI; Leicester, England: W.B. Eerdmans; Inter-Varsity Press, 1988. Print. The Pillar New Testament Commentary.
Paul comes to the end of this eloquent section on a very personal note with his I am convinced.174 The verb expresses certainty; Paul sees no possible shadow of doubt. And the perfect points to a permanent state. This is no passing whim. The apostle proceeds to make his point by listing potential candidates for separating us from God’s love. If none of these can effect a separation, then why should believers fear? They are assured that God will always keep them secure in his great love.
174 πέπεισμαι. Brown regards this as “not a matter of opinion, but of assured fact” (p. 275).
Morris, Leon. The Epistle to the Romans. Grand Rapids, MI; Leicester, England: W.B. Eerdmans; Inter-Varsity Press, 1988. Print. The Pillar New Testament Commentary. (8:38c) and future (8:38c)

Both height (8:39) and depth (8:39) - God’s love is greater even in comparison to our smallness in such a vast universe…the Psalmist said , “If I ascend up into heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in hell, you are there.”

and depth (8:39)

Willmington, H. L. The Outline Bible. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1999. Print.

“…nor anything else in creation...” - meaning whatever, I have left out…that too…NOTHING shall be able to separate us from the love God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord!”

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