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And those whom he predestined he also called*. (For God's predestination to disaster, see on ii. ) In so doing God reveals Himself in His true character as Father, a title which here stresses not only His role as Creator but also the love by which He calls His own. Thus the Christians addressed in the letter, and Christians in every age, owe their membership of the redeemed community, not to any act of choice they have made themselves, but wholly to God's gracious providence. e; "making holy'} action of the Spirit.
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Xvi. 21-23). Having thus located his correspondents geographically, the writer explains the nature and purpose of the special calling in virtue of which they have become (ii. 9) 'God's own people'. His elaborate statement is built around a Trinitarian formula of archaic pattern: cf. the order Father-Spirit-Jesus Christ. Though correct, this interpretation has been queried on the ground that in the original chosen comes near the beginning of i, being separated from 2 by eight words ("settled temporarily .