In his loving kindness, it was God who took the initiative
in the process of our salvation.
For by grace you have been
saved through faith
, and this
is not from you; it is the gift of God.
God called a people, the Israelites of the Hebrew Scriptures,
and from them sent his own Son as the means of our salvation.
1 Thessalonians 5:9
For God did not destine us for wrath, but
through our Lord Jesus Christ.