love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were
all dead: And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live
unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. Wherefore henceforth
know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now
henceforth know we him no more. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a
new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all
things are of God, who hath recon- ciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath
given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling
the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto
us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did
beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the
righteousness of God in him.
2 Corinthians 5:14-21 (KJV)