Rom 1:7

1:7 Rome. Capital of the empire. We have no certain knowledge of the founding of the Roman church, although visitors from Rome were among those who heard the gospel preached on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:10).

loved by God and called to be saints. The terms used in the greeting will prove to be keynotes of the letter itself, as God’s calling, love, grace, and peace are explained at length.