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New Defender's Study Bible Notes

1:2 sanctified. As the further development of his letter makes evident (e.g., I Corinthians 3:1; 5:1-2; 6:1), Paul knew these Corinthian believers were not “called saints” because of their saintly behavior. Rather, they were “sanctified in Christ Jesus”—that is, “set apart” to God through faith in Christ Jesus.

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