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Day 26: The Challenge of New Creation

Some Bible versions offer a slightly misleading translation of this week’s epistle reading. In 2 Corinthians 5:17, some translations state, “If anyone is in Christ, he or she is a new creature.” But Paul is actually saying much more than this. More accurate is the New Revised Standard Version, which indicates that it is not simply the individual who is a new creature, but in fact, “there is a new creation!” Or, as the New English Bible puts it, “there is a new world.”