Everyone was called (Acts 2:39)

“The promise

Is for you

And for your children.

It also is

For all

Who are far away,


Whom the Lord our God

Calls to him.”

ὑμῖν γάρ ἐστιν ἡ ἐπαγγελία καὶ τοῖς τέκνοις ὑμῶν καὶ πᾶσιν τοῖς εἰς μακρὰν, ὅσους ἂν προσκαλέσηται Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν.

The author of Acts indicated that Peter said that this promise (ἡ ἐπαγγελία) was for them (ὑμῖν γάρ ἐστιν), their children (καὶ τοῖς τέκνοις ὑμῶν), and all people who were far away (καὶ πᾶσιν τοῖς εἰς μακρὰν).  This would include as many (ὅσους ἂν) as the Lord (Κύριος) our God (ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν) called to himself (προσκαλέσηται).  Peter indicated that this call to conversion or metanoia was for them and their children.  However, not only them, but also those far away would be called to Jesus to repent.  This was the first indication of a universal message beyond the Jews in Jerusalem, to the Jews in diaspora as well as the gentile pagans, whomever the Lord called.  This also shows that whole households, even children, would be called to repent and be baptized.  Do you feel called by God?

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