Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Gospel in a nut shell

3 At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved
by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated
and hating one another.4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior
appeared,5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but
because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by
the Holy Spirit,6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ
our Savior,7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become
heirs having the hope of eternal life.
8 This is a trustworthy saying.
And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may
be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are
excellent and profitable for everyone. Titus 3:3-8