Once we understand the proper roles of Jesus’ “work of reconciliation” in saving us from our sins and the gospel of the “word of reconciliation” it is still incumbent upon us to believe that fact and be reconciled to God. Paul boldly declares as an ambassador of God, as a God-called minister for his audience to be reconciled to God. We need to accept that fact that Jesus has saved us perfectly and we are compelled to profess that belief in a public way in the church.