Romans 1:7

7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Saint = called of God, holy (set apart to God), chosen, elect. The word is always used collectively in the New Testament to refer to those whose righteousness is Christ.

Paul frequently says grace and peace. “Grace” was a traditional Greek greeting, “peace” was a Hebrew greeting. This grace and peace comes from the Father and the Son, but by the Spirit. We deserve punishment, but we receive grace and peace.

Beloved of God — God loves the world, but the called are His beloved whom He loves with a special love.

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