Christ was chosen before the world was made, but he was shown to the world in these last times for your sake.
Through Christ you believe in God, who raised Christ from the dead and gave him glory. So your faith and your hope are in God.
Now that you have made your souls pure by obeying the truth, you can have true love for your Christian brothers and sisters. So love each other deeply with all your heart.
You have been born again, and this new life did not come from something that dies, but from something that cannot die. You were born again through God's living message that continues forever.
The Scripture says, "All people are like the grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field. The grass dies and the flowers fall,
but the word of the Lord will live forever." And this is the word that was preached to you.