You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation,
In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,
Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,
And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.
And he said, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father.”
No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day.
All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.
Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
1 John 2:2
He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
1 John 2:1-29
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him:
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
1 Peter 1:2
According to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.
For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake,
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
So that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.
Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love