If I’m a New Creation in Christ, Why Do I Still...?
The Bible is clear – the old has gone and the new has come.
Yet, those same old thoughts, attitudes and behaviors seem to keep hanging on.
Makes us wonder sometimes if anything has changed at all?
But the truth remains — in Christ, we are new.
- In Christ we have a brand new identity. God never calls us “old sinners saved by grace.” He named us “child of God.” His Spirit testifies with our spirit that this is true: “The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children” (Romans 8:16).
- In Christ, we are new creations. Jesus gave life to our human spirits and He lives in us through His Holy Spirit. He is what makes us new, and He is our hope of glory. “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27).
- In Christ, we live in the New Covenant. We are no longer under the law. That old relationship ended at the moment of salvation. Now, we live under the New Covenant and are led by Spirit. “But if you are led by the Spirit, you are no longer under law” (Galatians 5:18).
How do we break free from the old thoughts and behaviors? How do we live a victorious life in Christ?