Rom 4:23-25; Rom 3:19-20, 23; Rom 6:23; Rom 3:10-11; Rom 5:12,16; 1Tim 2:5; Eph 2:14-16.
BAS-33-121113 - length: 62:27 - taught on Nov, 13 2012
The blood of Christ - His substitutionary spiritual death on the cross - provided redemption, expiation, propitiation, and reconciliation for every man.
Reconciliation is God’s peace treaty with the entire human race.
The doctrine of reconciliation explains the removal of the barrier between God and mankind through the salvation work of our Lord Jesus Christ on the Cross.
Reconciliation (in relation to the world): the removal of the barrier between God and man, replacing enmity with PEACE.
Reconciliation is the removal of the barrier that separated God from man and prevented man from approaching God.
All that constituted the cause of the enmity has actually been removed by the death of Christ on the cross, and that for all mankind.
From 2CO 5:14-21, we conclude that there is a two-fold aspect of reconciliation.
1. That which God has already accomplished in Christ: He has thoroughly changed the relation of the whole world to Himself, so that He does not charge their trespasses to them.
2. A reconciliation for which we may appeal to the unbeliever and which must take place in the attitude of the unsaved individual through the revelation given to him in the Gospel.
Christ through His death wipes out the negative power of death: 1. sin, 2. the penalty of sin, and 3. the condemnation of God.
On the resurrection side of the cross, we find only things that have life in them!
1. Perfect righteousness
2. Eternal life
3. Permanent union with Christ who is our life
God the Father ratified the peace treaty by raising His Son from the dead; HEB 13:20.
He who was delivered over because of our transgressions, and was raised because of our justification.
There are six elements in the barrier, six bricks if you will.
Three of them have to do with negatives that stood in the way of mankind having any relationship with God whatsoever.
The other three have to do with positives that the believer is fitted with in order to live forever with God in the destiny that God has for him.
1. sin. A
2. penalty of sin. A
3. condemnation. A
4. relative righteousness. B
5. physical birth. B
6. position in Adam. B
1. Man commits acts of sin.
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
2. The penalty for sin is spiritual death.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
3. The character of God demands that all of our personal sins be judged.
4. Man’s relative righteousness is inadequate to meet the standard of God’s perfect righteousness.
5. All are born spiritually dead at physical birth.
6. Man’s position in Adam means that mankind is totally depraved and cannot have a relationship with God.
For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.