In reality, our salvation is sort of the result of a circle of life. God decided to create the human race (Gen. 1:26-27), but before Jesus created the Universe (Jn. 1:1-3; Col. 1:16; Heb. 1:1-2; etc.), God, being Omniscient (Ps. 147:5; 1 Jn. 3:20), knew the consequences of making man, in that He knew man would sin and in order to pay the penalty for sin, Jesus would have to die (Jn. 3:16; Rev. 13:8). He knew that man would not seek Him, or care about the things of God (Rom. 3:11). He knew that He would have to draw man to Himself (Jn. 6:44). He knew that in order to do that, the Holy Spirit would have to convict the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment (Jn. 16:7-11). He knew He would have to provide man with the faith necessary to trust Him (Eph. 2:8). He knew that in order to do that, He would have to demonstrate His trustworthiness; He knew that for man to know about His trustworthiness, He would have to record evidence of it in a book, in the Bible (Jn 20:21). He knew that when some men heard what the Bible said about Him, they would place their trust in Him (Jn. 1:11-12). He knew that when they placed their trust in Him, He would make them "new creatures" (2 Cor. 5:17). And, He knew His new creatures would sin (Rom. 7:15-29). He knew that born again believers would confess their sins and that He would again make them as righteous (1 Jn. 1:9)
The true circle of life summed up in one verse:
"These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God" (1 Jn. 5:13).