But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb,
bringing the spices which they had prepared.
And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb,
but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
And it happened that while they were perplexed about this,
behold, two men suddenly stood near them in dazzling apparel;
and as the women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground,
the men said to them, "Why do you seek the living One among the dead?
He is not here, but He has risen."
For the love of Christ controls us,
having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died;
and He died for all, that they who live should no longer live for themselves,
but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.
Therefore from now on we recognize no man according to the flesh;
even though we have known Christ according to the flesh,
yet now we know Him thus no longer.
Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature;
the old things passed away;
behold, new thing have come.
Now all these things are from God,
who reconciled us to himself through Christ,
and gave us the ministry of reconciliation,
namely that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself,
not counting their trespasses against them,
and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were entreating through us;
we beg you on behalf of Christ,
be reconciled to God.
He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf,
that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
2 Corinthians 5: 14-21