6717 reconciliation, of the world to God

6717 reconciliation, of the world to God

On account of sin, people are alienated from God and cut off from fellowship with him. Through Jesus Christ, God reconciles the world to himself, breaking down the barriers of hostility and estrangement.

A broken relationship through sin brings alienation from God

Isa 59:2 See also Ge 3:23-24 the expulsion from Eden; Ge 4:13-14 Cain’s alienation from God; Isa 48:22; Isa 64:7; Jer 33:5; Lk 18:13 the tax collector’s prayer for mercy; Ro 5:10; Ro 8:7; Eph 2:1-3,12; Eph 4:18; Col 1:21; Jas 4:4

God takes the initiative in bringing about reconciliation

2Co 5:18-19 See also Ro 5:6-8; Gal 4:4-5; Eph 2:4-5; 1Jn 4:10

The means of reconciliation is the death of Jesus Christ

Ro 5:6 See also 2Co 5:18-19,21; Eph 2:13,16; Col 1:20

The results of reconciliation are both personal and universal

Peace with God Ro 5:1 See also Ac 10:36-46; Eph 2:14-19; Col 1:21-22

Access to God Ro 5:2 See also Eph 2:18; Eph 3:12; Heb 10:19-22

Adoption as God’s children Ro 8:15-16; Gal 3:26; Gal 4:4-6; 1Jn 3:1-2

Peacemaking throughout the universe Col 1:20 See also Ro 11:15; Eph 1:7-10,22-23

Believers are to be the ambassadors of reconciliation

2Co 5:18-20

See also

2530Christ, death of
4010creation, renewal
4028world, redeemed
5005human race & redemption
6024sin, effects of
6510salvation
6614atonement
6676justification
6682mediation
6720redemption
7317blood of Christ
8341separation