Colossians 1:20 says that Christ will reconcile “all things” to himself. Does that include demons and unbelievers?
Colossians 1:15–23 is a majestic text, my favorite text in the Bible. But Colossians 1:20 is notoriously challenging, and it has baffled and befuddled Bible interpreters and theologians for many centuries. The question comes in today from a listener named Heather. “Hello, Pastor John! I have a question about Colossians 1:20, about Christ ‘reconciling to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.’ For the unsaved and for fallen angels, how are they ‘reconciled’ to Christ?”