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2 Corinthians 5:17
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
Exactly what does it mean to be a new creation in Christ? It means our sins are forgotten because of Christ's sacrifice on the cross and subsequent resurrection for us. It means this (as I recently heard a child say it): God put the bad on Christ and put the good on us so we could live with Him forever.
2 Corinthians 5:21
Would you like to know how to be a new creation in Christ?
1. Admit you are a sinner (i.e.: you think, say, or do things that do not align with God's holiness)
2. Believe there is nothing you can do to save yourself and trust in Jesus Christ's finished work on the cross and subsequent resurrection to be sufficient to forgive your sins, which deserve eternal punishment.
3. Confess your sins to Jesus and trust in Him for your salvation from eternal punishment.
Dear God, I believe you are the creator and sustainer of my life. I know I have sinned against you and that your Word says the penalty of sin is death or eternal separation from you. I believe you have sent your son Jesus Christ to take my penalty of sin so that I can be reconciled to you and live with you forever and that this is a gift of faith and not by works. I believe you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead in victory over sin and death. I trust you for my salvation today; come into my life, I receive your gift of salvation and want to make you Lord of my life. Thank you for your goodness. In Jesus' name, amen.
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All scripture quoted above is taken from the King James Version, which is public domain.