All believers are reconciled to God the moment they believe in Christ, but the work of reconciliation actually took place on the cross for every member of the human race. Reconciliation is the man-ward side of the cross while propitiation is the God-ward side of the cross. Reconciliation means that the barrier that existed between fallen mankind and God has been torn down by the substitutionary spiritual death of Christ on the cross. Therefore all that is needed is faith alone in Christ alone for any person to have eternal peace with God. Eirene (often translated “peace”) is the Greek word that technically refers to the doctrine of reconciliation. "Peace" and "reconciliation" are synonymous terms in such passages as EPH 2:14-15; EPH 2:17; EPH 4:3; EPH 6:15. By means of reconciliation all believers are restored to friendship and agreement with God by the work of Jesus Christ on the cross. Reconciliation is stated as a doctrine in such passages as, 2CO 5:18, EPH 2:16, COL 1:20-21.
Recovery is the restoration of divine viewpoint in the mental attitude of the soul after a prolonged stay in the cosmic system. The solution to personal sin is the use of the rebound technique, which results in restoration to fellowship with God, recovery of the filling of the Holy Spirit, and being reentered into the predesigned plan of God, 1JO 1:9. However, if rebound is not immediate and prolonged periods of time are spent in the cosmic system recovery is needed. Recovery from the evil viewpoint of the cosmic system is accomplished by again circulating metabolized doctrine in the soul with the resultant divine viewpoint. If evil has taken root in the soul due to reversionism then enforced humility is needed to force oneself into the consistent perception and metabolization of accurate Bible doctrine, EPH 4:23, ROM 12:2.
The doctrine of redemption views mankind as born into the slave market of sin through the imputation of Adam's original sin at physical birth, for we had to be condemned before we could be saved. There was no way that man could redeem himself. Redemption was accomplished by the saving work of Christ on the cross by which He purchased every member of the human race (unlimited atonement). The payment of debt for this purchase is called the "blood of Christ," EPH 1:7, COL 1:14. Redemption emphasizes the fact that we are sinners, not only by choice or volition, but at the point of physical birth. At the moment of faith in Christ the believer has eternal security because the total sum of the debt against him was paid or redeemed by Christ, Col 2:13-14.
Regeneration is a theological term that means a second birth or being born again, as Jesus said in JOH 3:3, "Jesus answered and said to him, 'Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a person is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.'"JOH 3:7, "Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.'" Regeneration is the immediate result of faith alone in Christ alone.
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