This Changes Everything
2Corinthians 5:15&17 (NLT)
He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.
John 3:16 (NLT)
16 “For this is how God loved the world: He gave[a] his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
1 John 2:2 (NLT)
2 He himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins—and not only our sins but the sins of all the world.
Romans 10:9 (NLT)
9 If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
“Has become” is present perfect tense. This designates an action that began in the past but continues into the present.
John 3:1:18 records Jesus’ conversation with Nicodemus.
New is kainos in Greek
kainos means new or unused
properly: new in quality, fresh in development – "not found exactly like this before."
Person is ktisis in Greek
ktisis means creation, always of Divine work
Properly: creation which is founded from nothing
Old is archaios in Greek
archaios means what was there in the beginning, original
Gone is parerchomai in Greek
parerchomai means perish, pass away, pass out of sight, rendered void, to disregard
“Has begun” is past participle to form the present perfect tense. It indicates an action which began in the past but continues into the present.
2 Corinthians 2:14-15 (NLT)
14 But thank God! He has made us his captives and continues to lead us along in Christ’s triumphal procession. Now he uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume. 15 Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God. But this fragrance is perceived differently by those who are being saved and by those who are perishing.
1 Corinthians 6:11 (CSB)
11 And some of you used to be like this. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
Justification means you’ve been so thoroughly cleansed and change that’s it’s just as if you had NEVER sinned – ever.
Romans 8:1 (NLT)
8 So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.