Without God’s forgiveness, there is no peace; no peace between man and God, and surely no peace between men and men. In his writing to the church at Ephesus, Paul talks about the peace between men, made possible by the blood of Christ. Christ died for more reasons than to forgive us of our sins, and one reason was to put an end to the divisions between men—men who believed in God, but could not agree with one another. Somehow, I don’t think we’ve figured any of it out yet. In spite of God’s attempts to bring us together, we remain divided; perhaps even more now than ever.
For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, Ephesians 2:14