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You are... a new creation

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"If you were to see a butterfly, it would never occur to you to say, 'Hey, everybody! Come look at this good looking converted worm!'  Why not? After all, it was a worm.  And it was "converted."  No, now it is a new creature, and you don't think of it in terms of what it was.  You see it as it is now - a butterfly.  In exactly the same way, God sees you as His new creature in Christ. Although you might not always act like a good butterfly - you might land on things you shouldn't, or forget you are a butterfly and crawl around with your old worm buddies - the truth of the matter is, you are never going to be a worm again!"  From Classic Christianity by Bob George:

No glass will ever became sand again. No bread will ever became wheat again.  The new you will never be the old you again. You are a new creation, there is no going back now so choose how you will live, as the old you or as the new you!  It's your choice but in God's eyes,  you are a new creation.

2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

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