Romans 8: 28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.” “This verse (28) surely ranks as one of the greatest verses in the New Testament. … If we do not love God and are not called according to His purpose, then the promise of this verse is not for us. … Here (in 29) we see God’s main purpose in working for our good in all things. His ultimate purpose for all of us who believe is that we might be conformed to the likeness of His Son … that is, that we should become like His Son Jesus.” (The Applied New Testament Commentary, Dr. Thomas Hale, Chariot/Victor Publishing, 1996) Jesus said those who love God will keep His commandments! “If you love Me, keep My commandments … He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him … If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him … He who does not love Me does not keep My words” (John 14:15-24) “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9) “But if anyone loves God, this one is known by Him.” (1 Corinthians 8:3) Continuing on 6 verses down … Romans 8: 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. “No one can separate us! Except for sin, there is no other circumstance in this life that can separate believers in Christ from God’s love … there is, in fact, one thing – a thing which God did not create – that certainly can separate them from God’s love. And that one thing is sin. If we continue knowingly in some sin and refuse to repent of it, that sin will most definitely separate us from God’s love and bring upon us God’s terrible wrath and judgment. Before we were Christians, we were separated from God because of sin. We were God’s enemies. Then, after repenting of our sins and believing in Christ, we were reconciled to God. But, if we fall back into sin and continue in it knowingly without repenting, we are in danger of again becoming separated from God. And on the day of judgment, that separation will become permanent. Of all the promises in the Bible, the promise of verses 38-39 is one of the greatest. But we must not think about a promise without also thinking about the conditions of that promise. It is good to remember the promises of the Bible, but we must not forget the warnings!” (The Applied New Testament Commentary, Dr. Thomas Hale, Chariot/Victor Publishing, 1996) Therefore, I suggest that you come out from under the leadership of the hireling who is pretending to shepherd you scripturally, and come into the light of the Scriptures! And start up a serious home group of enlightened believers “conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear” (1 Peter 1:17) “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers; but the face of the Lord is against those (everyone!) who do evil.” (1 Peter 3:12) Yes, everyone who is sinning without proper repentance is not righteous in God’s eyes!