Once we are dead, doomed forever because of your many sins. You use to live like the rest of the world, ful of sin, obeying Satan, the mighty prince of the power of the air. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. All of us use to live that way, following the passions of our desires of our evil nature. We were born with an evil nature, and we were under God’s anger just like everyone else.
But God is so rich in mecy and he loved us so very much, that even while we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only because of God’s special favor that you have been saved!) For he raised us from the dead along with Christ, and we are seated with hima in heavenlt realms-all because we are one with Christ Jesus. Ang so God can always point to us as examples of the incredible wealthof his favor and kindness toward us, in shown for all he has done for us in Christ Jesus. God saved us in his special favor when you believed.
And your can’t take credit for this; It is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for all the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Hesus, so that we can do the good things he has planned for us long ago.