Bible: 2 Corinthians 5:14-20

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!
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