|2 Corinthians 5: 17 - 21
||Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come.
||All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;
||that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
||So we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We beseech you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
||For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.