- Romans 9:27
Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:
- Romans 11:5
Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
This remnant is speaking of the Jewish believers, and their epistles -- 1,2 Peter, James, 1,2,3,John, and Jude -- are written to all the remnant that was scattered abroad. What I find interesting is that the twelve were told to stay in Jerusalem while the rest scattered. Any thoughts?
And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.