For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels not rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord (ROMANS 8:38-39).
"Nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God." What a powerful statement to think about. No matter what we do wrong, no matter how many mistakes we make, God will always love us and never leave us (Matthew 28:20; Romans 8:38-39; Josh. 1:9).
Joshua 1:9 remains true today. We have no need to be afraid of anything. God will always be with us. He wants to be our friend and will always be our friend, if we allow Him.
The one thing that can separate us from God is sin.
Sin separates us from God (Is. 59:2, 1 John 1:6, 8, 10; Eph. 2:12; Eph. 4:18). Because of sin, man and God could not live together. A great chasm separates us from God. We know that God cannot sin (hen. 6:18; 2 Tim. 2:13; James 1:13). However, even in our sin, God still loves us. "But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).
Christ bridged the gap between us and God.
"But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8) should bring us a sense of peace. God loved YOU so much, He sent His son to die on the cross for our sins-for YOUR sins. Christ became that bridge that connects us to God. Christ became the way that we could leave a life of death and enter into life (John 5:25; 1 Tim. 2:5; 1 Peter 3:18; Romans 5:8).
But it doesn't stop there. Everyone who believes in God, everyone who claims to be a Christian will not enter into heaven, but only those who do the will of the Father (Matthew 7:21).
Baptism is how we cross the bridge.
The Bible is clear on how we enter into salvation. We must first hear the word of God (Romans 10:17). We then must believe (Heb. 11:6) for without believing everything else is meaningless. We must the repent of our sins and commit to a life of change (Acts 17:30). We must confess Christ (Matthew 10:32-33). Then we must be baptized into His death to be raised a new creation (Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16; John 3:3-7; Rom. 6:3-4; 1 Peter 3:21).
So remember, God loves you. He will always love you. However, He has given us His word and told us to follow Him. In His word He is very clear on what we must do to live with Him forever. He wants you to obey Him. Nothing would give Him greater joy than for you to join the body of Christ and receive a home in heaven.
As always, God loves you and so do I.