2 Corinthians 5:17: "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." Because believers are united with Jesus both in His death and resurrection, they participate in the new creation. That is, we receive the benefits of being restored by Christ to what God had originally created us to be. A believer's life should change, because he or she is being transformed into the likeness of Christ. Instead of living for oneself, a believer lives for Christ and looks at the world through the eyes of faith.
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