Romans 8:38–39 (ESV) “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor 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.”
Do you know what happens to people when they are persuaded? They become convinced, and people who are convinced have convictions; and people who have convictions live according to principles. How else can you explain the life and ministry of Paul, apart from the fact that he was a man who had been persuaded. That’s what we need in the church—people who are convinced that nothing can separate them from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Paul gives a list of things that could possibly disrupt and rupture our relationship with Christ: death, life, angels, demons, the present, the future, powers, height, depth, anything else in all creation. He could have said it in one sentence: ‘Brethren, nothing can separate us from the love of Christ.’ That’s the point he is making. There is nothing in this universe that can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. We know that we are ultimately safe and secure in Christ.