"Then put to death your bodies which are of the earth; wrong use of the
flesh, unclean things, passion, evil desires and envy, which is the worship
of strange gods; because of which the wrath of God comes on those who go
against his orders; among whom you were living in the past, when you did
But now it is right for you to put away all these things; wrath,
passion, bad feeling, curses, unclean talk; do not make false statements to
one another; because you have put away the old man with all his doings, and
have put on the new man, which has become new in knowledge after the image
of his maker" (Colossians 3: 5 to 10).
"Jesus said to Nicodemus: Truly, I say to you, without a
new birth no man is
able to see the kingdom of God.
Nicodemus said to him: How is it possible for a man to be given birth when
he is old? Is he able to go into his mother's body a second time and come to
Jesus said in answer: Truly, I say to you that if a man's birth is not from
water and from the Spirit, it is not possible for him to go into the kingdom
of God. That which has birth from the flesh is flesh, and that which has
birth from the Spirit is spirit. Do not be surprised that I say to you that
it is necessary for you to have a second birth" (John
3:3 to 9).
Differences between old and new creation
the first chapter of Genesis, it isn’t mentioned “Jehovah”, but the
expression traduced by “God” is “Elohim”, that is a plural Hebrew expression
and signifies “gods”. That fact leads us to conclude that there was a
collective participation of angelic hierarchy in the earthly creation.
After Genesis 2:4 the used expression becomes to “Jehovah Elohim”, including
in the creation of earthly man (v.7) through Jehovah’s breath.
As for the woman, she was created through man’s rib (v.22), so she has
earthly nature too.
Otherwise, in the creation of spiritual man, Jesus blew his breath on the
disciples at the beginning of the church, according John 20:22. In this
case, it wasn’t created a “spiritual woman”, because in God’s kingdom there
is no distinction between male and female (Galatians 3:28).
It is so confirmed therefore confirmed that Jehovah didn’t take part in the
creation of the spiritual man, but only in the earthly man.
Jesus’ breath transformed those incredulous and ignorant men into bold and
prepared servants to lead the true Gospel trough the whole world. The
“violent wind” mentioned in Acts 2:2 is the confirmation of the powered
Jesus’ breath blown on his disciples, according John 20:22.
The modern "intelectual man" is in
reality, a person that had been massified by the materialistic "mass media"
from this world, as it is written in 1 Corinthians 3:18... "For the wisdom
of this world is foolishness in God's sight".
It is notory that searching for earthly treasures is typical in the Old
Covenant (Psalm 132:15) while in the New Testament Jesus said: "Do not store
up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where
thieves do not break in and steal...you cannot serve both God and Money"
(Matthew 6:19 to 24).
Creation incorporates the human instincts and inclinations of the flesh –
material appetite, sexual impulse and centralization of the ego. Through James 3:15 we know that the earthly gifts are unspiritual and
come from devil.
The New Creation incorporates the spiritual inclinations – intellectual
appetite for the Word of God, impulse to do good to one’s neighbor,
centralization of the Holy Spirit.
Jehovah is the Lord of the Old Creation – the material creation
- and Adam was the
forefather of Jehovah’s material creation,
whereas Jesus is the Lord of the New Creation – the spiritual creation
- of a New Covenant (Hebrews 12:24). Jesus is
the forefather of the true
Father's creation of
Differences between earthly and spiritual life
made man from the dust of the earth and breathed the breath of
life into Adam and he became
physically alive (Genesis 2:7),
Jesus breathed the breath of the Holy Spirit
on his disciples and they came to have the potential of
on the day of Pentecost (John 20:22).
If Jesus and
Jehovah were the same, Jesus would not need to breathe another breath on the
disciples, since they, as natural
men, had already received the breath of
physical life from Jehovah.
When someone gets angry, feels jealousy or reveals selfishness, he manifests
the characteristics of the physical affiliation with Jehovah, since in
material terms, all humanity is made in
his image and likeness from the dust
of the earth.
Similarly, when someone does not retaliate to offensive behavior, does not
blaspheme or complain about his fate, he is manifesting his affiliation with
the Father and mirroring the example of Jesus (the last Adam) which is from
heaven and spiritual.
Death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses (Romans 5:13).
After Moses, the judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation for all
men (Romans 5:16).
According to Hebrews 10:9, Jesus set aside the old Covenant to stablish the
The Rebirth that Jesus describes to Nicodemus in John 3:3-9 relates to this
New Creation, but Nicodemus confesses that he only knows the old.
The old has gone, the new has come
What Jesus taught had never before been taught. What Jesus preached had
never been contemplated before.
There had never been authority or courage
enough to say what Jesus said.
This is why
attracted the attention of the people, and the words of the scribes and
Pharisees did not.
Violence, search for earthly
gifts, slavery, stoning, prejudice against woman, sacrifice of goats and
calfs and other barbarousness are enough to call OT 'useless and weak'
When Jesus refered to Old Testament he said: "it is written" or "it was
said" (Matthew 5:21, 27, 38, 43), but when the teached he said: "but I tell
you" (Matthew 5:28, 32, 34, 39 ,44), what means that he had personal and
this reason, Jesus is the author and mediator of a New Testament, as written
in Hebrews 9:15, of which
was the guarantor, since the Old Testament had succumbed to its own weakness
and powerlessness in the face of a ministry that was so much superior (2
Through Jesus Christ there is:
. a new
covenant (Luke 22:20; 2 Corinthians 3:6; Hebrews 8:13);
. a new
creation (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 6:15);
. a new birth (John
. a new life (Romans 6:4);
. a new self (Ephesians 4:24;
. a new way of the Spirit (Romans 7:6);
. a new
batch (1 Corinthians 5:7);
. a new wine (Luke 5:38);
. a new command
Thus, we can lastly say: "the old has gone, the new has come"
(2 Corinthians 5:17).