Is God for or against us? – YES!

Ray Ortlund: God is for us.  Romans 8:31 But I have this against you.  Revelation 2:4.  See also 2:14, 20; 3:3. So, which is it?  Is God for us, or is God against us?  If we are in Christ, the answer is: maybe both.  God is certainly for us, and God might also be against us. God is for us in an absolute sense, in Christ.  We have peace with God (Romans 5:1).  There is now no condemnation threatening us (Romans 8:1).  God foreknew us, predestined us, called us, justified us and promises to glorify us (Romans 8:29-30).  God is for us, and nothing can change that. I can sin my way out of my marriage, I can sin my way out of the ministry, I can sin my way out of physical health, and a lot more.  But I cannot sin my way out of Christ, and neither can you, because God is for us. God might also be against us at

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