Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, (s)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.II Corinthians 5:17-19