Giving an answer for the faith within us
“Always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who calls you to account for the hope that is in you….” (See I Peter 3:13-16, RSV).
The Apostle Peter wrote his first epistle to Christians who were scattered and under persecution. They were being sought-out and harassed because of what they believed and how they lived. In the early going, Rome was not a “Christian Empire.”