He is not God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens, as he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and without blemish before him. In love he destined us for adoption to himself through Jesus Christ, in accord with the favor of his will, for the praise of the glory of his grace that he granted us in the beloved. In Christ we have redemption by his Blood, the forgiveness of transgressions, in accord with the riches of his grace that he lavished upon us. EPH 1:3-7
(…) and said to them, “Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me. LK 9:48
I tell you, brothers, the time is running out. From now on, let those having wives act as not having them, those weeping as not weeping, those rejoicing as not rejoicing, those buying as not owning, those using the world as not using it fully. For the world in its present form is passing away. 1 COR 7:29-31
Remain in me, as I remain in you, says the Lord; whoever remains in me will bear much fruit. JN 15:4A, 5B