Reconciliation with God only comes through faith in Jesus Christ.

The believer is a new creation and is part of the new creation that Christ issues. We already are and live in a new creation by faith (already), and one day we will live in the new creation — New Jerusalem — by sight (not yet)!

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”  2 Corinthians 5:17-21