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17So then, if anyone is in Christ, that person is part of the new creation. The old things have gone away, and look, new things have arrived!
18All of these new things are from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and who gave us the ministry of reconciliation. 19In other words, God was reconciling the world to himself through Christ, by not counting people’s sins against them. He has trusted us with this message of reconciliation.
20So we are ambassadors who represent Christ. God is negotiating with you through us. We beg you as Christ’s representatives, "Be reconciled to God!" 21God caused the one who didn’t know sin to be sin for our sake so that through him we could become the righteousness of God.
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