2 Corinthians 5:1-21, NLT
2 Corinthians 5
1For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands.
6So we are always confident, even though we know that as long as we live in these bodies we are not at home with the Lord.
We Are God’s Ambassadors
11Because we understand our fearful responsibility to the Lord, we work hard to persuade others. God knows we are sincere, and I hope you know this, too.
16So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now!
18And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him.