|For Christ's love compels
us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore
And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for
themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though
we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has
gone, the new has come!
All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ
and gave us the ministry of reCONCILIATION:
that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting
men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of
We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his
appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might
become the righteousness of God.
2 Corinthians 5, 14 - 21