Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again. … Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! … Born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. … Through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. … What counts is the new creation.
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. … Get rid of the old yeast, so that you may be a new unleavened batch—as you really are. … With regard to your former way of life, put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. … You will be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will bestow.
See, I will create a new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind. … Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. … Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives.
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