New Creatures

WEDNESDAY

NEW CREATURES

When we enter the NEW Covenant by faith in the finished work of Jesus, the Messiah, we are transformed by God (not our works) and prepared for the entering into His presence.

 
NAU Galatians 6:15
For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.

NIV Galatians 6:15 Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is a new creation.

KJV Galatians 6:15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

 
AN UNDETECTED/UNFELT BUT REAL NONETHELESS TRANSFORMATION

 
NAU 2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

NIV 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

KJV 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. {he is: or, let him be}

 
Ephesians uses kainos to emphasize the newness of form or quality. We are no longer to live like we did before our faith transformed life – we are to live a new life of appreciation expressed by obedience, confession of sin and repentance. 

NAU Ephesians 4:24 and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.

NIV Ephesians 4:24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

KJV Ephesians 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. {true…: or, holiness of truth}

 
In Colossians, Paul uses the word neos to express that although this faith transformed life in NEW in TIME (and therefore, by implication not consistently practiced) it is still a quality of life to be pursued.

 
NAU Colossians 3:10
and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him–

NIV Colossians 3:10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.

KJV Colossians 3:10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

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