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Romans 5:10 – Being conciliated and saved 

16-01-2021 - Posted by Andre Piet

For if, being enemies, we were conciliated to God through the death of His Son, much rather, being conciliated, we shall be saved in His life.

To concile (Gr. Katallasso) means: to turn an enemy into a lover. conciliation is not an administrative act, such as the settlement of an account. No, the one who is conciliated has changed himself and the hostile relationship has been turned into peace. It is the death of the Son (on the cross; Col. 1:20) that brings about this change. For that is how God proves overwhelmingly how much He loves the world. Love that cannot withstand any enmity!

But if the death of God’s Son already has such an impact, how much more impact should his (resurrection) life have ?! If the death of God’s Son is able to make friends with enemies, then his life (which has proved stronger than death) must certainly be able to save those who are reconciled.

In the previous verse it was about “being saved fromindignation”. This addition is missing here; it is salvation in general. The Son’s life saves. For his vivification guarantees that every mortal will be saved from death (1 Cor.15: 22)!