Titus 3:4-5 (HCSB)

But when the goodness of God and His love
for mankind appeared,
 He saved us —
not by works of righteousness that we had done,
but according to His mercy,
through the washing of regeneration
and renewal by the Holy Spirit.

     I love how Paul prefaces the key salvation verse (3.5) with when the goodness of God and his love for mankind appeared.  Anyone who doubts the goodness of God or his love for mankind can hardly continue doubting after a close study of Jesus, his life, words, and mission.  Suffer the little children to come unto me.  I am the Good Shepherd.  I am the light of the world.  Lazarus, come forth. Rise, take up your bed, and walk.  In countless words and deeds, Christ both proclaimed who he was (I and the Father are one) and demonstrated it again and again.
     The “goodness of God” is for you, dear reader.  Will you accept it?  You must decide.
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