Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
-2 Corinthians 6 (NIV)
The Holy Spirit gives them new life, and they are not the same anymore. We are not reformed, rehabilitated, or reeducated-we are re-created (new creations), living in vital union with Christ. At conversion we are not merely turning over a new leaf; we are beginning a new life under a new master. Not only are believers changes from within, but a while new order of creative energy began with Christ. There is a new convenant, a new perspective, a new body, a new church. All of creation is being renewed. So take notice. This is not a superficial change that will be quickly superseded by another novelty. This is an entirely new order of all creation under Christ’s authority. It requires a new way of looking at all people and of all creation.