In a different thread Chopper made a comment about death being what separates us from God. So what does separate us from God? Romans 8:38-39 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. For i am persuaded that neither death, nor life,...... can separate us from the love of God. But there is only one thing that can separate us from the love of God: Shame. Shame is the one thing that separates us from God. But it is a separation of our choosing, because of shame. In the Garden of Eden, it was only after Adam had eaten the fruit of the tree of knowledge, that he knew his shame and he hid himself from the Lord. Genesis 3:7-10 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden. And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. John 5:28-29 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. A resurrection of life, and a resurrection of damnation. Daniel describes it this way. Daniel 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. A resurrection to shame and everlasting contempt. It is shame that causes us to hide from the Lord. Yet He still calls unto us. So does shame separate us from the love of God, or do we separate ourselves from God because of shame? What does everlasting shame and contempt look like? Is shame and everlasting contempt the second death? The scripture is rich with references to shame. All are welcome to join in this study on SHAME, and if shame separates us from the love of God. .