Select Passages on Salvation Based on God's Sheer Mercy
So then it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God, who has mercy.
(Romans 9:16 ESV)
But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,
(Titus 3:4-5 ESV)
God's Mercy is Absolutely Necessary Because, For Example:
See, this alone I found, that God made man upright, but they have sought out many schemes.
(Ecclesiastes 7:29 ESV)
[W]e were dead in our trespasses,
(Ephesians 2:5b ESV)