God first concerned Himself about taking from among the Gentiles a people for His name.
— The Apostle Peter, Acts 15:14
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures...
— The Apostle Paul, 1 Cor. 15:3-4