What did Jesus tell Nicodemus that he must be born again? He would know if God was going to pre-regenerate him or not, (make him born again first before he could believe). Salvation/Eternal life is the Gift of God.
Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! 2 Cor 9:15
Many will tell us that faith is the gift spoken of in Ephesians 2:8-9. Is that what you see, and if so, maybe we should examine all the Scriptures that speak of the gift in the New Covenant?
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. Eph 2:8-9
Which is the gift? Faith or being saved? What is not of yourself, salvation or faith?
My friend Mark Greenwood shares a couple of quotes:
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