One such ministry is RECONCILIATION. The word means “to make friends again”. Sin alienates one from God. Something had to be done, or all men would be lost explains why one must REPENT; have a change of mind and heart before he can be saved.
Do you know anyone who is an enemy of God? Those who are separated, alienated because they choose in their minds to do wrong? What hope do they have? The answer is that they change their minds about God.
Please note that these people did not reconcile themselves---It was God who took the initiative in His love and grace and mercy. He sent His Son to die on a cross for sinners, like you and me, that we might be reconciled to God and therefore, no longer enemies. Listen to some of the words Paul uses: HOLY, which is closely related to saint. BLAMELESS, which means: “without blemish”. IRREPROACH, which means free from accusation”. All of this sounds like it is too good to be true, but one must remember, it is not unconditional. Paul writes we must continue in the faith. (Colossians 1:23)
Paul tells us that anyone can be saved, reconciled to God, be found holy and blameless, if he will continue in the faith and not be moved away from the hope of the gospel.