17 Therefore, if anyone is iin Christ, he is ja new creation. kThe old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
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2 Corinthians 12:2
I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows.
Greet Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen and my fellow prisoners. They are well known to the apostles, and they were in Christ before me.
And I was still unknown in person to the churches of Judea that are in Christ.
Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
“Remember not the former things,
nor consider the things of old.
Behold, I am doing a new thing;
now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert.
And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
“For behold, I create new heavens
and a new earth,
and the former things shall not be remembered
or come into mind.
by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace,
and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.
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