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TLE 2016: New Creation
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
—2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)
New creation speaks of a change or transformation—A radical change as if man was made over again and had become very different. Indeed, a new life in Christ (salvation) is not of the flesh but of the Spirit. In Christ the one once controlled by the flesh is now controlled by the Spirit in Christ. The new man now evaluates things not according to the standards of the old, fallen world of the flesh but according to the standards of God. The new creation lives with a new diet, new purpose, and new habitat. A good illustration of the old becoming a new creation is illustrated to us by nature in the butterfly.