The theme of renewal is central to the Greek Scriptures, known by Christians as the New Testament. The author of the Epistle to the Ephesians writes that the readers and listeners of the letter should “lay aside the old self,” and “be renewed in the spirit of [their] mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness” (Ephesians 4:22–24, New American Standard Bible).
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