“Reconciliation Through the Cross” 2/02/2018 Written by Wally Fry for “Truth in Palmyra”

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Written by Wally Fry  for “Truth in Palmyra”  @   https://truthinpalmyra.wordpress.com

 Original post @  https://truthinpalmyra.wordpress.com/2018/02/01/reconciliation-through-the-cross/

 

Reconciliation Through the Cross

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Ephesians 2:14-22

Scripture teaches us there that we are reconciled by and through the cross. To reconcile is this sense refers to a transaction, or a balancing of the books. Accountants reconcile ledgers. Businesses reconcile profit and loss statements. Realtors reconcile purchase agreements for homes. The objective is always to make two sides of a transaction to match one another.

The ledger book of our lives is out of balance. On one side is first and foremost the following entry: God’s perfection and Holiness; then, as we progress through life we add the following daily: our sins. The other side only has the following entry: our works and efforts to make ourselves worthy of God’s perfection. We desperately want to balance the books through those works, and we never can. In fact, we cancel our own entries in the ledger book the very minute we tell ourselves that one of our works helps us along; at that moment we have already committed the sin of pride in ourselves. Add to this the fact that no matter how many entries we make in our side, that the entry: God’s perfection and Holiness always remains. We can never balance the book of our lives.

Friends, only one entry on our side of this ledger can balance the books. That is the entry of: The righteousness of Jesus; further more we can do nothing to earn that entry. It is the free gift of God upon our repentance and faith in Jesus

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P.S. (from bruce)   If you’re not a “born again” Christian, is the Holy Spirit urging you to open this link ??  Here is the truth for this most important days writing, about how God’s grace is received to become a Christian in God’s eyes; through understanding and obeying the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ…   https://godsmanforever.com/2016/12/19/the-gospel-of-our-lord-jesus-christ-12182016-written-by-bruce-r-mills/

To my brothers and sisters in Christ, please feel free to share this message of the cross with those in need…

 

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I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... https://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
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