“For if a man is in Christ he becomes a new (kainos) person altogether-the past is finished and gone, everything has become fresh and new. All this is God’s doing, for he has reconciled us to himself through Christ; and he has made us agents of the reconciliation” – Apostle Paul. 2 Corinthians 5v17.
Have you ever wondered “if I could have the chance, I would love to live my life all over again” or “Let’s have a fresh start?” Well when we give our lives to Christ and trust him with our future, there is something very mystical that happens! We become” Kainos people”
There are 2 greek words for the word “New”
1. Neos – New in time, same in nature and same in quality. (human attainment)
2. kainos – New in time, new in nature and superior in quality. (God attained)
When we become a Christian we don’t just have the slate wiped clean or a fresh start trying to be holy. We mystically become united with Jesus Christ and become new in substance, new in nature and a greater quality of person.
Can I prove this?
Apart from the fact that the above scripture is a historical document – No.
However if you was to ask a Christian how has Jesus changed your life, I can bet they will be able to tell you an amazing story of change in their lives. People say that Christians lives are very strict and regimented but its just not the case. There is a wonderful freedom when Christ is in your life. Freedom from striving, freedom from stress, freedom guilt, freedom from people pleasing. The list can go on.
Become a Kainos person and live a life of freedom.