wof and 1 Peter 1:1-2

Tallen

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Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
1 Peter 1:1‭-‬2 KJV
 

Yodas_Prodigy

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Strangers are pilgrims dispossessed in a land not their own. They are temporary residents or foreigners.

Scattered (dispersion), the sovereign scattering of believers around the world.


Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia is the region that makes up modern-day Turkey.

Elect - "Called out ones"... The idea here is selection by God for salvation, a comforting concept for those facing persecution.

Foreknowledge - not just an awareness of future events but a predetermined relationship; God's planning before the fact, not His mere observation before the fact.

sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ - an allusion to Moses' sprinkling sacrificial blood on the people of Israel as a symbol of sealing their covenant to obey God, as well as a reminder that Christ's blood completely atones for sin and brings the believer into the New Covenant.

Grace must always come before peace...
 

tbeachhead

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Strangers are pilgrims dispossessed in a land not their own. They are temporary residents or foreigners.

Scattered (dispersion), the sovereign scattering of believers around the world.


Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia is the region that makes up modern-day Turkey.

Elect - "Called out ones"... The idea here is selection by God for salvation, a comforting concept for those facing persecution.

Foreknowledge - not just an awareness of future events but a predetermined relationship; God's planning before the fact, not His mere observation before the fact.

sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ - an allusion to Moses' sprinkling sacrificial blood on the people of Israel as a symbol of sealing their covenant to obey God, as well as a reminder that Christ's blood completely atones for sin and brings the believer into the New Covenant.

Grace must always come before peace...
This is great...He was writing to the "scattered", the diaspora...but there is nothing to say these scattered ones were not Christians who had been scattered in Claudius' persecutions.

It looks like "the apostle to the circumcision" was not hesitant to write encouragement to the uncircumcised.
 
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