It is written: 2 CORINTHIANS 5:17 KJV "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
In hearing responses to this scripture, there have been numerous things people apply this scripture to. Many say this scripture supports remarriage, old marriages ending in divorce are now expunged and in the sea of forgetfulness in the sight of God. Others say they never have to go to those they wronged once they accept Christ, they can forget all the wrong they've done to others, yet others believe they should Not have to be convicted of breaking the law, committing crimes, even murder, assault, grand theft etc. We are a New Creature and everything, even our bodies are become New, Right?
Wrong! Our body-parts are the same. A one-legged new Christian is still One-legged, etc. By biblical standards, A marriagable woman requires a certain intact body. Just as we cannot reenter our Mother's womb to become "Born Again" (as the Bible requires), we cannot expect the Flesh to be brand new immediately upon accepting Christ as Savior, by confessing our sins, and repenting of them. The time will come for the flesh of Christians to be transformed into an incorruptible body when Jesus returns for the Ready-Christians, but being baptized into Christ is by "His Spirit" (and Water representing being covered by His Blood) The New Creature is now Cleansed, old sins, practices, mindsets, lusts, and ignorance are passed away....(at least it should be) Once we walk into Serving Christ we begin to walk away from All the things that nailed Him to the Cross, in this we are brand new.
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
“And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;”
“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;”