Salvation is of grace, from first to last!

(James Smith, "Salvation, for WHOM is it Provided?" 1859)

"For those He foreknew — He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son.
 And those He predestined — He also called;
 and those He called — He also justified;
 and those He justified — He also glorified."
    Romans 8:29-30

The Father chose His people to salvation before time, and gave them to His beloved Son.

The Son came into the world to be the atoning sacrifice for their sins — that they might live through Him.

The Holy Spirit accompanies the preaching of His Word with power — and as many as are ordained to eternal life, believe. Thus,
all whom He predestined, or eternally loved — He effectually calls;
all whom He effectually calls — He justifies;
and all whom He justifies — He glorifies.

The Father in His love chose them to be a peculiar people unto Himself, above all people that dwell on the face of the earth.

The Son redeemed them by His blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation.

The Spirit quickens, sanctifies, and seals them.

Yes, "Salvation is of the Lord!"

Salvation is of grace, from first to last!