Bible: 2 Cor. 5:14-21
5:14 For the love of Christ 1 controls us, since we have concluded this, that Christ 2 died for all; therefore all have died. 5:15 And he died for all so that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised. 3 5:16 So then from now on we acknowledge 4 no one from an outward human point of view. 5 Even though we have known Christ from such a human point of view, 6 now we do not know him in that way any longer. 5:17 So then, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; what is old has passed away 7 – look, what is new 8 has come! 9 5:18 And all these things are from God who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and who has given us the ministry of reconciliation. 5:19 In other words, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting people’s trespasses against them, and he has given us 10 the message of reconciliation. 5:20 Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His plea 11 through us. We plead with you 12 on Christ’s behalf, “Be reconciled to God!” 5:21 God 13 made the one who did not know sin 14 to be sin for us, so that in him 15 we would become the righteousness of God.
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