Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation;
old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
2 Corinthians 5:17
In 2 Corinthians 5:17, the Bible says “If anyone:” This is a promise for anyone. Anyone! It does not matter what class, what race, what nationality, what language, or what level of intelligence. Anyone can be a new creation in Jesus Christ.
This is a promise for anyone who is in Christ. This is not a promise for those who are in themselves, or in the religion of men, or in someone or something else. This is for those in Christ. Paul in his letter to the Church in Corinth, teaches here the great principle of regeneration. Jesus Christ changes those who come to Him by faith and who are in Christ. The saved are not “just forgiven.” They are changed into a new creation.
The world says that all we need to do is be decent, respectable, and reasonable. True, that is all one needs to do to be a member of the Great Society, but to be a member of the Kingdom of God, there must be an inner change. A Communist in Hyde Park, London, pointed to a tramp and said, “Communism will put a new suit on that man.” A Christian standing nearby said, “Yes, but Christ will put a new man in that suit!” .
2 Corinthians 5:16-21.
Thank You, Lord God, That in Your Son, Christ Jesus, You have made me a new creation, one that is saved for all eternity, and one that is prepared for Heaven. Amen.