The wall of hostility has come down

January 19, 2012

What's the gospel in seven words? We asked theologians, pastors and others both to answer this question and to
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The wall of hostility has come down.

Christ "has broken down
the dividing wall. . . . that he might create in himself one new humanity in
place of the two, thus making peace, and might reconcile both groups to God in
one body through the cross, thus putting to death that hostility through it. So
he came and proclaimed peace to you"--gentiles--"who were far off and peace to
whose who were near"--Jews--"for through him both of us have access in one
Spirit to the Father" (Ephesians 2:14-18).