"Therefore if any man is in Christ, there is a new creation; the old things have passed away; behold new things have come."
2 Corinthians 5:17
"For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our assurance firm to the end. "
And "...that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises."
Hebrews 6:11, 12
For "...the old things have passed away..."
"...leaving behind the elementary things about the Christ..."
"...pressing on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus."
"...Behold new things have come..."
"...a new creation..."
"...renovated to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him..."
"...a new self... renewed in the spirit of your mind..."
"...but we have the mind of Christ."
1 Corinthians 2:16
"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them."
God's Workmanship: How it comes to 'pass'!
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him, in love..."
Ephesians 1:3, 4
"...seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by (or to) His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, in order that by them you might become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust."
2 Peter 1:3, 4
"Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we shall be. We know that, when He appears we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him just as He is. And anyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure."
1 John 3:2, 3
Handbook 2: Article 26
"For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, and in Him you have been made complete (or full),..."
Col. 2:9, 10
Because He Is, I Can Become
Handbook 3: Article 40