2 Corinthians 5:16-17 So then, from now on we regard no one according to the flesh (even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know him that way no more). So then, if anyone is in union with Christ, he is a new creation, the old things have passed away, Look!, things have become new.
New vs. Old—When we become united with Christ through faith in him, there is a change that happens to us: we become “new.” Becoming something new means that we are leaving behind what is old.
Ephesians 4:17-24 Therefore I say this and insist in the Lord: you must no longer walk as the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding and are alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. They have lost all sensitivity and have given themselves over to unrestrained behavior to engage in every kind of impurity with a desire for more and more. But that is not the way you learned Christ! Assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, because the truth resides in Jesus, you are to put off the old self that belongs to your former way of life and that is being corrupted because of deceitful desires, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which has been created in the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
Romans 6:1-4 What then are we to say? Should we continue in sin so grace will increase? Absolutely not! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Or do you not know that all of us who were baptized into union with Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore, we were buried with him by baptism into union with his death, in order that just as Christ was raised out from among the dead through the glory of the Father, so we also could walk in a new way of life.
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