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  • Writer's pictureRICHARD DEAN BROOKS



14For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15by setting aside in his fleshh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, 16and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. 17He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. 18For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.

2: 14-18   Christ has destroyed the barriers people build between themselves and others. Because these walls have been removed, we can have real unity with people who are not like us. We have true reconciliation with God and with each other. Because of Christ’s death, we are all unified, on the same side, citizens of the same kingdom (2: 14); our hostility against each other has been put to death


2: 14-22   There are many barriers that can divide us from other Christians: age, appearance, intelligence, political persuasion, economic status, race, theological perspective. We stifle Christ’s love when we befriend only those people whom we like or with whom we share similar characteristics. Fortunately, Christ has knocked down the barriers and has unified all believers in one family. The Holy Spirit helps us look beyond our potential barriers to the unity we are called to enjoy. Focus on the cross, which unites all believers.Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible.

WOW!! I would say that these scriptures just settled ALL denominational beliefs and barriers! It is not about any one type of RELIGION anyway!!!

As much as we all like to think our "denomination" is the only and right way of believeing PAUL just made it CLEAR that it is ALL about JESUS CHRIST!! And as I HAVE STUDIED THE bible more and more i have quit claiming a DENOMINATION!! I AM CHRISTIAN through JESUS grace and mercy and what he did for ALL of us on the CROSS AND RESURRECTION!!!!

ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and claim our true religion and denomination! CHRISTIAN!! and become more and more like CHRIST as we walk the life of like CHRIST actions and attitudes!! by RICHARD DEAN BROOKS

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