Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
a birth which they had not from circumcision, nor from the constitution of the body, nor the institution of man, but from God.
Jesus answered him, I declare unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
" I have made thee a father of many nations," then existing in the sight of God, whom he believed, who gives life to the dead, and calls forth things that are not, as if they were:
for whom he before approv'd, he predispos'd to follow the example of his son, who was to conduct them all as their elder brother;
God forbid. for he saith to Moses, "I will show favour to whom I will show favour, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion."
then it was that God, who is rich in mercy, thro' his great love, wherewith he loved us,
and having made peace by the blood of his cross, to reconcile all things to himself, both those in heaven, and those upon earth.
2 Thessalonians 2:13
As for you, my brethren, the favourites of the Lord, we are oblig'd to render perpetual thanks to God, for having chosen you from the beginning, in purifying you by his spirit, upon your believing the gospel.
1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy has regenerated us, and given us by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the expectation of immortal life,
throw off then your vices as dregs and scum: and receive with docility that genuine doctrine, which is effectual to your salvation.
1 Corinthians 4:15
for though you may have ten thousand christian preceptors, you cannot have many fathers; since it was I that first instructed you in the gospel of Christ Jesus:
that we should celebrate his glory, who were the first that plac'd our hopes in Christ.
1 Peter 1:23
since your regeneration is not owing to any corruptible principles, but to the unchangeable word of the immortal God.
1 John 3:9
whosoever is born of God, does not commit sin; for the divine principle remaineth in him: he will not sin, because he is born of God.
these are they who were not defiled with women: for they are virgins: these are they who follow the lamb wherever he goes: these were ransom'd from among men, being the first fruits unto God, and to the lamb.
so that this is a matter not dependent on him that wills or runs, but on God, who shews mercy.