Romans 8:37 Meaning of More than Conquerors

Romans 8:37
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”

Explanation and Commentary of Romans 8:37

After asking if hardship can separate us from the love of Christ, Paul says that nothing can separate us. In fact, we conquer those things: trouble, hardship, persecution, famine, nakedness, danger, and sword (Ro 8:35). We conquer because Christ first conquered death on the cross.

This also shows the plan of the forces of darkness to separate us. For those who allow the works of darkness to separate them from the love of God, it must be said that they are not regenerate. For if we are truly saved, then we will persevere to the very end. If separation from the love of God means loss of salvation, this is impossible. The Holy Spirit is a seal on our faith and a deposit on our future glory (Eph 1:13). If anyone departs from the Church, they show that it is evident that they never were truly of the Church, never truly saved (1 Jn 2:19).

Another way to look at this is from the perspective of the perception of God’s love. God loves us, and we know that by faith. When we are in trouble and trials, we can lose our perspective, and our faith can weaken at the level of our feelings. We can get disheartened, and on some level, forget what is true. Jesus promised that we would have trouble, but that he has overcome the world (Jn 16:33), and in that, we can and should take heart. We must start with faith. No matter what we are facing, we cannot be separated from the love, let alone the will of God. He loves us and has proven it infinitely in the sacrifice of his Son Jesus.

Breaking Down the Key Parts of Romans 8:37

#1 “No,”
This is the answer to the question: can anyone separate us from the love of the God who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us?

#2 “in all these things…”
“These things” include trouble, hardship, persecution, famine, nakedness, danger, and sword.

#3 “…we are more than conquerors…”
We cannot be separated from the love of God. Paul also says that no one can bring a charge against us, because it is God who judges, and he has already justified us in his Son Jesus, which is irrevocable.

#4 “…through him who loved us.”
“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us” (1 Jn 3:16). And Romans 5:8 says, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

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Biblical Translations of Romans 8:37

NIV
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

NLT
No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

ESV
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

KJV
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

NKJV
Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Masters Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years. If you would like to reach out to contact Natalie, then go here to send her a message.