What approach do we take, perspective do we use, and hermeneutic do we employ when reading Revelation? It's not a slam-dunk answer.
Peter called attention to God the Father who foreknows, God the Holy Spirit who sanctifies, and God the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ who shed his blood to make atonement for our sins.
In this brief, ten minute YouTube presentation, we take a deep look at what Peter might have meant when he spoke of being God's elect.
those who have been born anew, who have been born from above, have a higher calling, an eternal perspective. Our willing cooperation with human authorities displays the unlimited grace and mature liberty we now have in Christ.
If you are feeling a heavy load, or weathering a tempest, then you will be able to resonate with something of what the first century church was enduring.
God showed Paul his destiny one step at a time. The process itself shaped him, and made him ready for his destiny. God molded Paul into the person he needed to be to fulfill what the Lord had planned for him.