Justification, Redemption, Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Sonship...

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cv5

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https://www.gty.org/library/sermons-library/2136/reconciled-to-god

"All right, let’s look at the first one. The first term that is used to summarize our salvation is the term justification. In justification – and I’m just going to say it briefly, so stay in there – in justification, the sinner stands before God as the accused and is declared righteous. In justification, the sinner stands before God as the accused and is declared righteous.

The second term is redemption. In redemption, the sinner stands before God as a slave and is granted freedom by a ransom. In redemption, the sinner stands before God as the slave and is granted freedom by ransom.

The third term that summarizes our salvation is forgiveness. In forgiveness, the sinner stands before God as a debtor, and the debt, having been paid, is forgotten. In forgiveness, the sinner stands before God as a debtor, and the debt, having been paid, is forgotten.

Fourth is reconciliation, and this is beautiful. In reconciliation, the sinner stands before God as an enemy and becomes a friend. Peace with God is made. In reconciliation, the sinner stands before God as an enemy and is led to peace as a friend.

Fifthly, the term sonship summarizes our salvation. In sonship – I love this – the sinner stands before God as a stranger and is made a son. The sinner stands before God as a stranger and is made a son. Think of it. We stood before God as the accused, and He declared us righteous. We stood before God as a slave, and He granted us freedom. We stood before God as a debtor, and He forgot our debt. We stood before God as an enemy, and He made us a friend. We stood before God as a stranger, and He called us His son. Now, that sums it up, people. That sums up salvation."
 

cv5

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2 Cor 5:18-20

Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given US the ministry of reconciliation,

that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to US the word of reconciliation.

Now then, WE are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.
 

throughfaith

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#3
2 Cor 5:18-20

Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given US the ministry of reconciliation,

that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to US the word of reconciliation.

Now then, WE are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.
Yes we have to message to tell others that God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself. They are reconciled in the sense the bridge has been provided. Now they all can step on and walk through .