2 Corinthians 5:17

So then, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; what is old has passed away—look, what is new has come!

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.


There is more to this life than simply “recognizing what Jesus has done for you”. Jesus is the narrow gate, and without Him we have nothing. You are saved by grace through faith in Christ alone, yet you are also given new life. In Christ there is rebirth in the Holy Spirit. The chains of this world fall away, and you are free to live differently than you did before; to live differently than others who do not have faith in Christ. Do not be ashamed of the new creation that you are in Christ. Jesus believes in you, and He proved that with His life…and His death.