Re:Verse reading–2 Corinthians 5:11-21 (day one)
“HAVING CONCLUDED this, that one died for all, therefore all died.”–v 14.
“But may it never be that I should boast (or place confidence) except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom the world was crucified to me, and I to the world.”–Galatians 6:14.
The Gospel was not presented in the first century in terms of “your best life, now”. Without apology or hesitation the first preachers of our faith portrayed faith in terms of a death to one life and a resurrection to a new one. The offer was a new life. The cost was your old life. All of it.
We came to a verdict/conclusion (Greek krino, decision or judgement), said Paul in 2 Corinthians 5:14. The death of Christ means that all men were dead (already) and have lost the justification for continuing to be so. Why stay on a sinking ship?
Time for a similar verdict from us all.