He was in the world,
and the world was made by him,
and the world knew him not.
when they knew God,
they glorified him not as God,
neither were thankful;
but became vain in their imaginations,
and their foolish heart was darkened.
But if our gospel be hid,
it is hid to them that are lost:
In whom the god of this world
hath blinded the minds of them
which believe not,
lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ,
who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
2 Corinthians 4:3–4
The heart is deceitful above all things,
and desperately wicked:
who can know it?
For all have sinned,
and come short of the glory of God;
as by one man sin entered into the world,
and death by sin;
and so death passed upon all men,
for that all have sinned:
Be not deceived;
God is not mocked:
for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption;
but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
There is a way that seemeth right unto a man,
but the end thereof are the ways of death.
For the wages of sin is death;
but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
But your iniquities have separated between you and your God,
and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
Say unto them,
As I live, saith the Lord GOD,
I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked;
but that the wicked turn from his way and live:
turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways;
for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
Because the carnal mind is enmity against God:
for it is not subject to the law of God,
neither indeed can be.
So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
and let us reason together, saith the LORD:
though your sins be as scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they be red like crimson,
they shall be as wool.
For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world;
but that the world through him might be saved.
Herein is love,
not that we loved God,
but that he loved us,
and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
1 John 4:10
For he hath made him to be sin for us,
who knew no sin;
that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
2 Corinthians 5:21
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
1 Peter 2:24
For by grace are ye saved through faith;
and that not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:
Not of works, lest any man should boast.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works,
which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Jesus answered and said unto him,
Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
Except a man be born again,
he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Nicodemus saith unto him,
How can a man be born when he is old?
can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb,
and be born?
Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit,
he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh;
and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Marvel not that I said unto thee,
Ye must be born again.
The wind bloweth where it listeth,
and thou hearest the sound thereof,
but canst not tell whence it cometh,
and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling,
and to present you faultless
before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
To the only wise God our Saviour,
be glory and majesty,
dominion and power,
both now and ever. Amen.