The One Mediator
A Sermon on Ephesians 2:16
and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. (ESV)
Because of sin, all men are alienated from one another and God. But, as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones is quick to explain, by the blood of Christ sinful men can be reconciled to one another and God. Jew and Gentile can be one in the new body of Christ that all who repent and believe in his name are adopted into. For rebellious sinners can only be made right with God through the atoning death of Christ on the cross of Calvary. There he removed the offenses of men against God, ensuring redemption for all those whom God elected. This death was not simply a moral example for others to follow, nor was it simply a display of God’s love. But as Dr. Lloyd-Jones asserts, in the cross God was reconciling the world to himself thought the blood of Christ so that all who believe are made holy and righteous before him. The death of Christ Jesus at the hands of sinners is the only way that there can be fellowship restored between fallen sinners and the holy God who created them. This is the great message of the Gospel. For there is no other true message of reconciliation and salvation between God and sinners. The church must be faithful and bold in its proclamation of this truth to the whole world, for it is the only hope for sinful men.