05 Aug BIBLE DOCTRINES 2. RECONCILIATION (2 Cor 5:17-6:2)
1. What is it?
“Change” and “Exchange”
“Reconciliation is the work of God for man in which God undertakes to transform man and make possible and actual his eternal fellowship with a holy God.” (John Walvoord)
The ‘heart’ of the gospel; a key element of
At-One-Ment: Sacrifice; Propitiation; RECONCILIATION; Redemption
2. Why is it necessary?
Sin makes us enemies and strangers to God
Sin makes God hostile and opposed to us
“Men are opposed to God in their sin, and God is opposed to men in His holiness.” (J.I.Packer)
3. How is it achieved?
By the grace of God – 2 Cor. 5:18
By the blood/death of Christ – Col.1:20; Rom 5:10
By faith in the repentant – 2 Cor. 5:20; Rom 5:11