God desires for each of us to be born again in him and to live a new life as a person in relationship with him rather than seeking to be transformed by our outward and religious efforts. God doesn’t want to simply improve the old you. He wants to make an entirely new you. You are a new creation in Christ.
– Driscoll, Mark; Who Do You Think You Are? Finding Your True Identity in Christ; Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, copyright 2013; Page 148