As a Christian, I hope and pray that reconciliation between our government and the First Nations people can be realized. Google defines it: “Reconciliation is about establishing and maintaining a mutually respectful relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in this country.” God demands that we are to follow peace with all men but peace between fellow citizens has only a temporary benefit and we each have immortal souls that need to be prepared for eternity. Eternal souls are always part of a Christian’s worldview and that is understood in all that God demands of us. Peace alone is not acceptable to a holy and just God! We are instructed otherwise from the Scriptures.

“Follow peace with all men and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.”  (Hebrews 12:14)

We have a far greater problem than human relations in our present reconciliation ordeal. A Greater Reconciliation is needed because we need to be reconciled with God. The Apostle Paul (and every Christian minister since) have been given this calling of reconciliation because of mankind’s being estranged and alienated from God due to sin. We all need this relationship with God restored and reconciliation is one of the main themes of the Bible.

Are you in Christ?  If so, you have been reconciled to God – you have been brought to be at peace with God through the forgiveness of sins. A reconciled person is a new and changed individual.

“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.  Old things have passed away; behold all things have become new.  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 (counting) their trespasses to them, and has committed to us (the Apostle Paul, and all ministers) 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.  For God made Christ, who knew no sin, to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness  of God in Him.”  (2 Corinthians 5:17-21)

Yes, a “Greater Reconciliation” is needed: The Greatest Reconciliation – being at peace with God through Jesus Christ!


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