The genius of God’s grace in reconciliation is ultimately displayed in making Christ the mediator between God and humanity, and humanity with humanity through His redemptive work on the cross.
The gospel is the sword that slays the beast of racism. The gospel disarms racism and strips it of its power and influence because the gospel tells us that there is only one way to salvation for all.
The gospel creates a new identity that removes all the sinful divisions that formerly separated people from one another.
Oftentimes, we do not fight sin because we do not see it for what it is, sin never presents itself in its ugliness, it never tells you the terms and conditions when you indulge in it.
Paul wants to show us that life in the Spirit is a life characterised by holiness.