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An expression descriptive of a moral condition or order of man which has come into view in Jesus (Ephesians 4:21 ), and the character of which is described in that it is created after God in righteousness and holiness of truth. In His death Christ broke down the wall of partition between Jew and Gentile to create the two in Himself into 'one new man,' reconciling both unto God in one body by the cross, there remaining thus as before God no longer Jew or Gentile, but a man of an entirely new order. 'The new man' stands in contrast to 'the old man,' which represents the corrupt state by nature of the children of the first man Adam. This having been put off, the believer has also put on 'the new man,' the state proper to the Christian — a new creation in Christ. The new man being created is thus entirely new (καινός). In Colossians 3:10 Christians are viewed as having put off the old man with his deeds, it being replaced by the new (νέος) man, which is renewed (ἀνακαινούμενον) for full knowledge; hence Christ lives in the saints, and His moral traits are developed in life in the one body. Christ is everything (for the old man of every kind is excluded) and is in each saint. For the difference of the two Greek words see NEW.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'New Man '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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