He was pre-destined indeed to this work, even before the creation of the world, but has been plainly manifested in these last days for the sake of you who, through Him,
are faithful to God, who raised Him from among the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are resting upon God.
Now that, through your obedience to the truth, you have purified your souls for cherishing sincere brotherly love, you must love another heartily and fervently.
For you have been begotten again by God's ever-living and enduring word from a germ not of perishable, but of imperishable life.
"All mankind resemble the herbage, and all their beauty is like its flowers. The herbage dries up, and its flowers drop off;
But the word of the Lord remains for ever." And that means the Message which has been proclaimed among you in the Good News.