living in a new realm

Our separation from sin has been accomplished through our death as sinners in Jesus Christ. God has prepared Himself a people which has been justified from sin. This people is the community of the disciples of Jesus, the community of the saints. They are taken up into His sanctuary, and in fact they are His sanctuary, His temple. They are taken out of the world and live in a new realm of their own in the midst of the world.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship