F. Commissioned with the Ministry of Reconciliation
for the Lord's New Creation
16 1So then we, from now on, 2know no one according to the aflesh; even though we have 2known Christ baccording to the flesh, yet now we 2know Him so no longer.
17 1So then if anyone is 2ain Christ, he is a 3bnew creation. The 4cold things have dpassed away; 5behold, 6they have become enew.
18 But 1all things are out from God, who has areconciled us to Himself through Christ and has given to us the bministry of reconciliation;
19 Namely, that God ain Christ was reconciling the bworld to Himself, cnot accounting their offenses to them, and has put in us the 1word of reconciliation.
20 On behalf of Christ then we are 1aambassadors, as God bentreats you through us; we beseech you on behalf of Christ, Be 2reconciled to God.
21 Him who did 1not know sin He made 2asin on our behalf that we might become the 3brighteousness of God 4in Him.