|Ephesians 1:3-5 |
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.1
4 Just as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy2 and without blame before him in love.
5 Having predestined us to be adopted as his children by Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will,
2 We must be holy and blameless. You cannot be holy without your selfish, Satanic, human nature dying on the inward cross self-denial. For God has not called us unto uncleanness, but to holiness. 1 Thes 4:7. Without holiness, no one will see the Lord. Heb 12:14.