Author: Ron Graham

Glossary Simplybible

Word Study: Reconciliation

Word family: Reconciliation, reconcile.


Synonyms: Atonement, reunion, peace, making friends of enemies


Related ideas: rebellion, alienation, enmity, sacrifice.


Greek References: katallagee 2643 (Strong) cf 2644, 604


Definitions: To be reconciled means to be made "at one" with God. Reconciliation is atonement (at-one-ment). Reconciliation means having fellowship and peace with God where once there was enmity.


Scripture:

  Reconciliation through Christ

  Reconciliation through ministry

  Reconciliation of the world


Comment: Our estrangement from God was entirely our own fault. Our reconciliation to God is not entirely within our own power. Only through Jesus Christ can we be made one with God again and be restored to fellowship in his family.


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