Romans 8 ~ Unanswerable Questions?

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I typed up the below a few days ago, but today as I sat at bible study I was thinking:

What, in my life, shall separate me from the love of Christ?

Will Anna Bella’s cancer fight?

Will trips away from the safety and comfort of my home?

Will construction and breakage of my home?

Will son’s allergies and shot schedule?

Will my health related and mental health related issues?

Nope, none of these will separate me from my Lord.

Will I get thru these things? Yes, with the Lord’s help and strength.

Do any of these things matter in the big picture of my life and my eternal place with Christ?

Yes and no.

No, because they are just a season to get thru. They are temporary and of this world. No, because I am never separated from Him and what else is there?

Yes, because I am called to endure all things and cling to God to help me get thru all these things.

PS: Anna Bella is scheduled for an ultrasound next Tuesday. I found another lump on her last night.

This weekend we are heading to a youth snow camp retreat with 6 kids from church. Out of my comfort zone, to say the least.

Pray for me 🙂

 

Romans 8: 31What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?

Lets try to answer these questions:

1. If God is for us, who can be against us?

2. He who did not spare His own son… how will he not also graciously give us all things?

3. Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen?

4. Who is he that condemns? (when Christ is interceding for us)

5. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?

Our pastor thinks these are unanswerable questions.

I think they are answerable, but the answer is always…..

Check back for the answer…..

Until then, give it a shot, leave a comment give an answer for your faith.

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3 responses »

  1. For me:

    Will not being able to answer many of the pertinent objections to the reality of God or the varacity of the Bible be able to separate me from the love of Christ?

    I will pray for you.

  2. Hi Kristina, I too am praying for you. My heart goes out to you as you are caring for Annabelle. Thank you for your prayers for me recently and for reaching out to me when my Frisky was really sick last year.

    Rob and I missed hearing God’s Word preached last Sunday. Did Pastor Rich say that these questions in the text were unanswerable? I thought Paul was using a literary device here. Aren’t these rhetorical questions?
    Anyway here are the answers I found in God’s Word:
    1) If God is for us, who can be against us? No one can be against the one whom God has sent His Son to die for, the one God has fore loved, predestined, elected, called, justified, glorified in Christ Jesus, who was delivered up for our offenses and raised for our justification ;
    2) He who did not spare His own son… how will he not also graciously give us all things? Exactly! Paul uses here an argument from the greater to the lessor. This should bring assurance to the believer;
    3) Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? No one! Again God elects/predestines us to be conformed to His Son;
    4)Who is he thats condemns? (when Christ is interceding for us) No one! Only God can condemn and He has nailed on the Cross the ordinances that were against us and Christ received the due penalty for them in our place as our Substitute;
    5)Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? No one! The final answer is best said in verse 37, “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us!!!” This is Eternal Security!! This is the Perseverance of the Saints!!

    Lord, May it be done to all who love Thee as you have said here in your Word! Amen

  3. Praying for you Kristina…I’m sorry I haven’t been commenting…been going through a bit of a dark time myself, but know that you’re in my prayers always *hugs*

    ~~Kandy, my friend, my little nuisances are nothing….Folks, check out Kandys site http://redneckramblings.net/
    and pray for her health. My girl is hurting needs some healing!

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