He who is in Christ is a new creature. For him the old things have passed away; a new world has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17
With the death of Christ, a new age has begun for divided humanity. We realize that if he died for all, all have died, namely the whole history and wisdom of people before him have been surpassed and now God works among us in other ways. And so from now on, we do not regard anyone from a human point of view for Christian faith is not only a new way of looking at God; it also includes a plan for a new society and a new life together.
For this reason, he who is in Christ is a new creature. First, because the barriers dividing and classifying men no longer exist for him. There is no longer any difference between Jew and Greek, or between slave and freedman, or between man and woman; but all of us are one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:28). For Christ is our peace, he has made the two people one, destroying in his own flesh the wall – the hatred – which separated us (Ephesians 2:14-15). He reconciled us both to God through the cross, making the two one body.
Then, because he is no longer guided by human desires, but by the Spirit of God. Therefore I say to you : walk according to the Spirit and do not carry out the desires of the flesh! For the desires of the flesh war against the spirit, and the desires of the spirit are opposed to the flesh. Both are in conflict with each other. But let the Spirit lead and crucify the flesh with its vices and desires for those who belong to Christ, the Lord.
If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature.