2 Timothy 1:9-11 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
9 God saved us and called us to be holy, not because of what we had done, but because of his own plan and kindness.[a] Before the world began, God planned that Christ Jesus would show us God’s kindness. 10 Now with the coming of our Savior Christ Jesus, he has revealed it. Christ has destroyed death, and through the Good News he has brought eternal life into full view. 11 I was appointed to be a messenger of this Good News, an apostle, and a teacher.