Reconcile, Reconciliation

Reconciliation is changing for the better a relationship between two or more persons. Theologically, it refers to the change of relationship between God and man. We are naturally children of wrath (Eph. 2:3) and are at enmity with God (Eph. 2:11-15), but, " . . . we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son . . . ," (Rom. 5:10). Because of the death of Jesus, the Christian's relationship with God is changed for the better. We are now able to have fellowship with Him (1 John 1:3) whereas before we could not. So, we are reconciled to Him (Rom. 5:10-11). The problem of sin that separates us from God (Isaiah 59:2) has been addressed and removed in the cross. It was accomplished by God in Christ (2 Cor. 5:18).