A person who believes in Christ becomes a new creation, and is no longer a captive of or a slave to Satan. If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature. Old things have passed away and now everything is fresh! All this is from God, who has reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation. In other words, God in Christ reconciles the world to Himself and does not hold people accountable for their sins.