who believes in Christ is a new creation. The old is gone! The new has
is all from God. He brought us back to himself through Christ's death on the
cross. And he has given us the task of bringing others back to him through
God was bringing the world back to himself through Christ. He did not hold
people's sins against them. God has trusted us with the message that people may
be brought back to him.
So we are Christ's official messengers. It is as if God were making his appeal
through us. Here is what Christ wants us to beg you to do. Come back to
Christ didn't have any sin. But God made him become sin for us. So we can be
made right with God because of what Christ has done for us."