For it is by grace that you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves. It is God's gift, and is not on the ground of merit--
caused us, dead though we were through our offences, to live with Christ--it is by grace that you have been saved--
Every one whom the Father gives me will come to me, and him who comes to me I will never on any account drive away.
He who believes and is baptized shall be saved, but he who disbelieves will be condemned.
But He said to the woman, "Your faith has cured you: go, and be at peace."
All depends on faith, and for this reason--that acceptance with God might be an act of pure grace,
"I am the bread of Life," replied Jesus; "he who comes to me shall never hunger, and he who believes in me shall never, never thirst.
a righteousness coming from God, which depends on faith in Jesus Christ and extends to all who believe. No distinction is made;
that if with your mouth you confess Jesus as Lord and in your heart believe that God brought Him back to life, you shall be saved.
having been buried with Him in your baptism, in which you were also raised with Him through faith produced within you by God who raised Him from among the dead.
Do not be deceived, my dearly-loved brethren.
But all who have received Him, to them--that is, to those who trust in His name--He has given the privilege of becoming children of God;
And just as Moses lifted high the serpent in the Desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
He who believes in the Son has the Life of the Ages; he who disobeys the Son will not enter into Life, but God's anger remains upon him.
"If you had known God's free gift," replied Jesus, "and who it is that said to you, 'Give me some water,' you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water."
"In most solemn truth I tell you that he who listens to my teaching and believes Him who sent me, has the Life of the Ages, and does not come under judgement, but has passed over out of death into Life.
Bestow your pains not on the food which perishes, but on the food that remains unto the Life of the Ages--that food which will be the Son of Man's gift to you; for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal."
For this is my Father's will, that every one who fixes his gaze on the Son of God and believes in Him should have the Life of the Ages, and I will raise him to life on the last day."
"no one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him; then I will raise him to life on the last day.
So He added, "That is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it be granted him by the Father."
and in Him every believer is absolved from all offences, from which you could not be absolved under the Law of Moses.
Upon their arrival they called the Church together and proceeded to report in detail all that God, working with them, had done, and how He had opened for the Gentiles the door of faith.
and after there had been a long discussion Peter rose to his feet. "It is within your own knowledge," he said, "that God originally made choice among you that from my lips the Gentiles were to hear the Message of the Good News, and believe.
Among our hearers was one named Lydia, a dealer in purple goods. She belonged to the city of Thyateira, and was a worshipper of the true God. The Lord opened her heart, so that she gave attention to what Paul was saying.
"Believe on the Lord Jesus," they replied, "and both you and your household will be saved."
whereas in the case of a man who pleads no actions of his own, but simply believes in Him who declares the ungodly free from guilt, his faith is placed to his credit as righteousness.
But how are they to call on One in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in One whose voice they have never heard? And how are they to hear without a preacher?
And this proves that faith comes from a Message heard, and that the Message comes through its having been spoken by Christ.
Our freedom has been thus purchased in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing belonging to Abraham may come upon the nations, so that through faith we may receive the promised Spirit.
But Scripture has shown that all mankind are the prisoners of sin, in order that the promised blessing, which depends on faith in Jesus Christ, may be given to those who believe.
and what the transcendent greatness of His power in us believers as seen in the working of His infinite might
For we are God's own handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for good works which He has pre-destined us to practise.
For you have had the privilege granted you on behalf of Christ--not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer on His behalf;
They will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, being banished from the presence of the Lord and from His glorious majesty,
whom God in His power is guarding through faith for a salvation that even now stands ready for unveiling at the End of the Age.
He who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in his own heart: he who does not believe God has made Him a liar, in that he has refused to accept the testimony which God has given about His Son.
"Blessed are you, Simon Bar-jonah," said Jesus; "for mere human nature has not revealed this to you, but my Father in Heaven.
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