- John 3:1-21
- Romans 8:21; 6:4
- 2 Corinthians 5:17
- Ephesians 4:22-24
Webster’s dictionary defines metamorphosis as “a change of physical form, structure, or substance especially by supernatural means” or “a striking alteration in appearance, character or circumstances.” The online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, adds that it “involves significant change in form as well as growth” and it “usually accompanies a change of habitat or of habits.” Through metamorphosis, the caterpillar becomes a totally new creation.
Metamorphosis compares to the process of change that we undergo in becoming God’s begotten children. Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 5:17, “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”