Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
2 Corinthians 12:2
I know of a man fourteen years ago??hether in the body or out of it, I do not know, God knows??eing actually caught up to the third heaven.
When that day comes you will know that I am in union with my Father and you are with me and I am with you.
Any branch of mine that does not bear fruit he trims away, and he prunes every branch that bears fruit, to make it bear more.
I in union with them and you with me, so that they may be perfectly unified, and the world may recognize that you sent me and that you love them just as you loved me.
So there is no condemnation any more for those who are in union with Christ Jesus.
Remember me to Andronicus and Junias, my fellow-countrymen, who went to prison with me. They are noted men among the missionaries, and they became Christians before I did.
1 Corinthians 1:30
But you are his children, through your union with Christ Jesus, whom God has made our wisdom??ur uprightness and consecration and redemption,
There is no room for "Jew" and "Greek"; there is no room for "slave" and "freeman"; there is no room for "male" and "female"; for in union with Christ Jesus you are all one.
For in union with Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor the want of it counts for anything, but only faith acting through love.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who through Christ has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm.
Remember me to all my fellow-Christians. The brothers who are with me wish to be remembered to you.
"You must either make the tree sound and its fruit sound, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; a tree is judged by its fruit.
Jesus answered him, "I tell you, no one can see the Kingdom of God unless he is born over again from above!"
For neither circumcision nor the want of it is of any importance, but only a new creation.
For he has made us, creating us through our union with Christ Jesus for the life of goodness which God had predestined us to live.
2 Corinthians 5:16
So from that time on, I have estimated nobody at what he seemed to be outwardly; even though I once estimated Christ in that way, I no longer do so.
But no one sews a patch of unshrunken cloth on an old coat, for the patch will tear away from the coat, and make the hole worse than ever.
Earth and sky will pass away but my words will never pass away.
Through baptism we have been buried with him in death, so that just as he was raised from the dead through the Father's glory, we too may live a new life.
But now the Law no longer applies to us; we have died to what once controlled us, so that we can now serve in the new Spirit, not under the old letter.
But you are not physical but spiritual, if God's Spirit has really taken possession of you; for unless a man has Christ's spirit, he does not belong to Christ.
1 Corinthians 13:11
When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put aside my childish ways.
and through his human nature put an end to the feud between us, and abolished the Law with its rules and regulations, in order to make peace and create out of the two parties one new man by uniting them with himself,
You must lay aside with your former habits your old self which is going to ruin through its deceptive passions.
But for the sake of Christ I have come to count my former gains as loss.
If, then, you have been raised to life with Christ, set your hearts on the things that are where Christ is, above, seated at God's right hand.
Not like the one that I made with their forefathers, On the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out from the land of Egypt, For they would not abide by their agreement with me, So I paid no attention to them,' says the Lord.
2 Peter 3:10
The Day of the Lord will come like a thief; on it the heavens will pass away with a roar, the heavenly bodies will burn up and be destroyed, and the earth and all its works will melt away.
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.
New wine has to be put into fresh skins.