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Reconciled

“But if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7 (NASB)
John acknowledges in this verse that even though we walk in the light, in fellowship with Christ, we may sin. In such an instance there is a way of forgiveness through the blood of Jesus Christ. This calls to mind the Biblical doctrine of atonement. This word, also found in Romans 5:11, is elsewhere translated by some form of the word reconciliation. It is a term that looks at man as an enemy of God because of sin, but as reconciled to God through the blood of Christ shed on the cross for us.
The Greek philosopher Socrates once said, “There may be a God who can be both just and merciful and still forgive man’s sin, but I do not see how He can do it.” In the wonderful plan of atonement called the gospel, God in His wisdom has accomplished that seeming impossibility. He has been just in justifying sinful man (Romans 3:26). He has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:18). Only Jesus could do this, for He alone is the only begotten, sinless Son of God.

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  1. Reblogged this on nikkijordanlifecoaching and commented:
    I pray that this great article blesses your soul! It explains to us that we are cleansed from all sin through the atonement that was made possible by Jesus’ death on the cross. Jesus made it possible for us to, no longer, be the enemy of God. We can, now, BOLDLY approach the Throne of Grace! Isn’t that an AWESOME privilege? I think so. Socrates couldn’t see how God could be just, yet forgive the awful sin of man. That’s the beauty of God!!! He CAN do just that! So, the next time that you are truly sorry for a wrong you’ve done, then remember that our God is big enough to forgive anything and is just waiting to do so! Take it to Him and turn your back on those sinful actions and attitudes. Try Him. See how good He really is!

    “8O taste and see that the LORD is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!” Psalm 34:8

    Give Him a try! Once you do, you will NEVER be the same!! May our God bless you as you are faithful to bless Him!!!!

    My love to you all!
    Nikki

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