Because of what Jesus Christ did on the cross, the broken relationship between God and mankind that resulted from Adam and Eve’s sin has been restored. Everything about the restoration of this friendship revolves around Christ, because reconciliation would not have been possible without Him. This means that not only can we be reconciled to God, but we can also be reconciled to each other. God has called the reconciled to be involved in a ministry of reconciliation; therefore, if we have been born again, we have a calling on our lives. Reconciliation begins with acknowledging equality among all people, no matter who they are. Achieving equity among all people takes work, and begins with the church. If we are to put all races and ethnic groups on equal footing, the church, as the body of Christ, needs to set the example and lead the way.
The Ministry of Reconciliation