To Whom: Scattered Jewish Christians
When: AD. 62-64
Why: Theology & Exhortation: It’s an Epistle.
1. who are chosen
2. according to the foreknowledge of God the Father,
by the sanctifying work of the Spirit,
to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood
Chosen: God’s Elect = eklektos Has Chosen = eklegomai
1 Cor. 1:27-31. Mark 13:20, Col. 3:12.
What about John 3:16? “whoever believes”?
Answer: Psa 14:2. Romans 3, Isa. 53:6: No One