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message of entreaty has God sent to us through his appointed messengers?
"Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by
us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God."
whom is this reconciliation made?
things are of God, who hath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ, and
hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation." Verse 18.
3. What was
required in order to effect this reconciliation?
"For if, when we
were enemies, we were reconciled to God by
the death of
His Son, much
more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life." Rom. 5:10.
4. What basis
for reconciliation was made by Christ's death?
"Having made peace
through the blood of His cross, by Him to reconcile
all things unto Himself." Col. 1:20.
whom is the reconciliation received?
joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now
received the atonement [reconciliation, margin]." Rom. 5:11.
6. By what
union does Christ reconcile both Jew and Gentile to God through the cross?
that He might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross,
having slain the enmity thereby." Eph. 2:16.
7. In what
prophecy was the work of reconciliation foretold?
"Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to
finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make
reconciliation for iniquity." Dan. 9:24.
8. In thus
reconciling the world unto Himself, what attitude did God take toward
was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their
trespasses unto them." 2 Cor. 5:19.
rendered it possible for God to treat sinners thus?
"All we like
sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the
Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all." Isa. 53:6.
What was Christ made, to release men from sin?
hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be
made the righteousness of God in Him." 2 Cor. 5:21.
11. How was
was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our
iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes
we are healed." Isa. 53:5.
12. What did John declare concerning
the Lamb of God, which taketh away [beareth, margin] the sin of the
world." John 1:29.
13. To what
place did Christ carry these sins?
His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we,
being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye
were healed." 1 Peter 2:24.
14. What is
the great purpose of Christ in His work of reconciliation?
you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked
works, yet now hath He reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to
present you holy and unblamable and unreprovable in His sight." Col.
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