Either way, Christ’s love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life. 15 He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them. 16 So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! 17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 18 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. 20 So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” 21 For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ. 2 Corinthians
Paul’s message to the world is that Christ has died for everyone, no one is now outside of the work of Christ through the cross.
Paul was sent to the nations to preach the message of reconciliation of the world and cosmos, back to the originator and creator of all things.
Through Calvary the Godhead of the eternal Son came to rescue the world of the fall. God in the event of Son came into this world, which was created by him, and now through his death and resurrection has brought to birth the new creation of which everyone now is involved with.
Even in the unbelief of present Israel an the nations, all now live in the reality of the new creation, of which was the fruit of the cross.
The new creation of Christ has now invaded this world and cosmos. The reconciliation of the world is already completed in the event of Calvary. The old world is now passing away.
What we are witnessing today is the final last fleeting gasps of the old order of what was.
The death of the old order of creation is finished, all things are new now. Christ as high priest of the new creation has brought us with him through the veil into the very presence of God.
Creation now partakes with the event of the Son, who is at the right hand of the majesty of the Godhead.
We as the new world of creation are living in the second Adam, who is Christ. It is the mystery of the gospel of the radical work of the eternal Son.
The new Adam has replaced the old Adam. I don’t think we have yet grasped the magnitude of what took place at Calvary. Calvary was the place of the end of one Adam and the begging of another. If we all were partakers of the old life of Adam before Christ, then would it not also make sense that we are now all partakers of the new Adam who is Christ?
I believe that everything God has done through Christ is only revealed in the revelation of the Cross of Calvary. When one sees the truth of Christ and him crucified, then one sees true reality.