“God’s Plan of Salvation” (II Cor. 5:19-21)
"To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing theirtrespasses unto them; ...we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
For He hath made HIM (Christ) sin for us, who (Christ) knew no sin; (in order) that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him." (II Cor. 5:19-21)
"The Faith" - God's gift - a revelation given for the recipient to believe (vs. 19, 21).
"Personal Faith" -The recipient's response - the Affirmative: SINS forgiven. The Negative: otherwise (vs. 20).
EXPLANATION: as to what - as to why - as to how - as to RESULTS (vs. 21).
THE SETTING: "Heaven's Court Room
THE JUDGE: "Christ Jesus," the Son of God (John 5:22; Acts l7:31)
THE SENTENCE: "DEATH" (Rom.5:12; I Cor.15:22)
THE RECONCILER: "God was in CHRIST" (Rom. 5:10; II Cor. 5:21; Col. 1:19, 20; Heb. 2:9)
THE PRICE: SHED BLOOD OF CHRIST (Heb. 9:22; Phil. 2:8; Heb. 13:20)
THE INVITATION: BE YE RECONCILED (John 1:12; 3:16)
THE CONCLUSION: SALVATION - (II Tim. 1:9, 10)
GOD was RECONCILED - His Gift
Be Ye RECONCILED - Your Privilege
C.E. McLain, 11/20/1987