The following post is a satire, written from the perspective of an overzealous Calvinist.
This post is part of a series on the New Calvinist Bible (NCB) – a new Bible translation designed to show Calvinism in all its glory. Click here to start at the beginning of the series.
Here we can see how the NCB more faithfully translates 2 Corinthians 5 to show its full Calvinistic glory:
2 Corinthians 5:14-21 For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for
all the elect, therefore all have died; and he died for all the elect, that those who live elect might would definitely no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world elect to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation for the elect. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal to the elect through us. We implore tell you elect on behalf of Christ, that you will be irresistibly reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might the elect would definitely become the righteousness of God.
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