For we ourselves also were some time unwise, incredulous, erring, slaves to divers desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another.
But when the goodness and kindness of God our Saviour appeared:
Not by the works of justice which we have done, but according to his mercy, he saved us, by the laver of regeneration and renovation of the Holy Ghost.
Whom he hath poured forth upon us abundantly, through Jesus Christ our Saviour:
That, being justified by his grace, we may be heirs according to hope of life everlasting.
It is a faithful saying. And these things I will have thee affirm constantly, that they who believe in God may be careful to excel in good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.