Dear Precious Child Of GOD, the Apostle Paul, by inspiriation of Holy Spirit is writing “To all that be in Rome”. This includes everyone. This includes you. For everyone is “beloved of GOD”, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.“1 This includes you. GOD loves you so much He sent His Only Begotten Son, our LORD Jesus Christ. Our LORD Jesus Christ loves you so much He stepped off His Throne in Heaven, was made in the form of man, and willingly gave His Life for you. LORD Jesus could have said “I’ve had enough of these people” at any time and just left us mired in sin, or even cleansed the earth of us and started over. But instead, He LOVED us, He LOVES you.
The Roman Empire, and Rome itself was a pagan, God-less empire. This world is a pagan and atheistic God-less world, serving only Satan, the god of this world2. Yet, this letter was to all that be in Rome, and for today, it is to all in this world who will believe. You are beloved of GOD. You were created with the original intent of being the image and likeness of GOD.3 You are called to be a saint (invited to be sacred, pure, blameless, consecrated, holy, set apart) of GOD.
GOD Loves you so deeply that His Grace and His Peace are extended to you from GOD your Heavenly Father, and from our LORD Jesus Christ. You Are Beloved Of GOD.
Rom 1:7 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. (KJV, Bold Emphasis Added)
22 Cor 4:4