Paul’s two profound and straightforward keys to the Gospel. Nothing can Separate us from God’s Love.
Paul makes his understanding of the Gospel clear in his letter to the Romans. The heart of his understanding is located in chapters 5-8. He says, “While we were weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.” (Romans 5:6) And in chapter 8 he closes his primary argument by proclaiming, “[that he is] convinced 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.”
Paul places the crux of his presentation of the Gospel in the middle of his letter to the Romans. Using an influential Greco-Roman rhetorical style, Paul hopes that the people reading his letter would focus on section on chapters 5-8. He opens and closes the most important section of his writing with the most important components to his understanding of the Gospel.
Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus, “for while we were enemies of God, we were reconciled.” (Romans 5:10)