Whereunto (ei o). The goal, that is the final salvation (swthria). Through our gospel (dia tou euaggeliou hmwn). God called the Thessalonians through Paul's preaching as he calls men now through the heralds of the Cross as God chose (cf. 1 Thessalonians 2:12 ; 1 Thessalonians 5:24 ). To the obtaining (ei peripoihsin). Probably correct translation rather than possession. See on "1Th 5:9", there of salvation, here of glory (the shekinah, glory of Jesus).