We were reconciled to God
(kathllaghmen twi qewi
). Second aorist passive indicative of katallassw
for which great Pauline word
see on "2Co 5:18"
. The condition is the first class. Paul does not conceive it as his or our task to reconcile God to us. God has attended to that himself ( Romans 3:25
). We become reconciled to God by means of the death of God's Son. "Much more" again we shall be saved "by his life" (en th zwh autou
). "In his life," for he does live, "ever living to intercede for them" ( Hebrews 7:25