Discrimination Between Man And Peace

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There are strained relations and sometimes hatred between people in our society: between man and wife, parents and children, different social and ethnic groups, members of different political parties, school teachers and pupils and employers and employees.
Unfortunately, the focus is on man’s relationship with man, but until a right relationship exists between man and God, then there can never be peace.
Romans 5:10 says: 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.
In this verse, there are four explicit truths outlined:
1) The persons reconciled – ‘were enemies’.
2) The means by which reconciliation is effected – ‘by the death of His Son’.
3) The person to whom the rebels were reconciled – ‘to God’.
4) The power which brings reconciliation – ‘saved in his life’.
The Bible’s teaching regarding reconciliation is that God produces in us (not in Himself), a thorough change from enmity (we were enemies of God) and unbelief to faith and love; hence God’s purpose in the death of Christ was not only to bring men to Himself, but to bring men to each other.
Therefore, we read the effect of faith in Christ is to break down the middle wall of partition between Jews and Gentiles. Ephesians 2:16 says: And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
This applies to the relationship between Aborigines or indigenous
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