...the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, bur for Him who died for them and rose again. therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet no we know Him thus no longer. therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, behold all things have become new. now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us; we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God. for He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.