New Creations

New Creations

There is no amount of rehabilitation, re-education, or improvement plan that can create a new person. But that is just what Jesus does in us: whole new beings, forever made right with God! As new creations, we are God’s envoys to a world seeking to make things right by their own efforts.

2 Corinthians 5:16-21

2 Corinthians 5:16-21 / New International Version (NIV)

16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin[b] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.


[a] Or Christ, that person is a new creation.
[b] Or be a sin offering

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