Throughout Ephesians, Paul emphasizes the importance of the Church, the body of Christ. In this passage, he emphasizes the nature of the divine mystery that is found in Christ. He also stresses the unique role that the apostle Paul plays in bringing the gospel to the Gentiles.
Scripture: Ephesians 3:1-12 God’s Plan for the Gentiles
For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles
2 Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3 that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. 4 In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, 5 which was not made known to people in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God’s holy apostles and prophets. 6 This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus.
7 I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of his power. 8 Although I am less than the least of all the Lord’s people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the boundless riches of Christ, 9 and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things. 10 His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, 11 according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. 12 In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
Paul’s special function in bringing the gospel to the Gentiles
Throughout Paul’s career, he remained a controversial figure. His work in the Diaspora Jewish communities was considered a slap in the face to Jewish traditionalism. Paul’s approach to Gentile converts, on the other hand, sparked controversy in Jerusalem.
Paul’s approach to Gentile converts was based on his own interpretation of Jewish scripture. He thought that Gentiles could join God’s congregation without observance of Jewish dietary laws. He believed that the messianic age was a window into the future, and that this would be an opportunity to bring in the Gentiles.
A number of miracles were performed by Paul, and Acts describes several. However, Paul rarely mentions miracles in his letters. He wants to keep people on track, and make them aware of the mercy and mercy-like qualities of God.
Paul’s approach to Gentiles is the logical conclusion of a revelatory experience he had. He believed that the messianic kingdom would include the Gentiles as well as the Jews.
The nature of the divine mystery in Christ
Among modern theologians, one of the most important questions is how the nature of the divine mystery in Christ is understood. How do we know that Jesus has two natures? How can we distinguish between the divine nature and the human nature? Why does Christ’s human nature seem so different from his divine nature?
One of the ways to answer this question is by looking at the incarnation as a paradox. It is an interesting paradox, but it must be resolved by a leap of faith. The paradox does not mean that the two natures of Christ are in conflict with each other. Instead, it means that they are two different aspects of Christ’s identity.
In the early Church, there were Monophysites who believed that there was only one nature of Christ. But there was also a group of Melchites, who shared the theological position of the Byzantine emperor. These Melchites were called Emperor’s Men. They rejected Chalcedonian definition of Christ.
The authenticity of the authentic place where God’s mystery is revealed
Throughout the Bible, God has chosen to reveal some things to mankind and keep others a secret. This is called a “mystery” and is the first thing that I’d like to talk about in this article.
The best way to explain the mystery is to describe it in simple terms. This mystery is a simple yet brilliant idea from God, and it is one that has been kept hidden for centuries.
The mystery is that God has created a new creation for mankind to live in. This new creation is a reflection of God’s wisdom and power. When God made this new creation, He knew it would sin, but He had a plan to redeem it. It would involve the sending of the Messiah. He would then die for our sins.
There are two types of mysteries. There are mysteries that were revealed to mankind in the past, and there are mysteries that are still hidden from mankind today.
Treat each other as brothers and sisters
Whether you consider yourself a member of the evangelical church or a member of the mainline church, treat each other as brothers and sisters in Ephesians 3:1-12. This passage calls us to reexamine our own existence and embrace our calling as a spiritual place for all peoples.
The phrase “preach” means “to announce good news.” “Preach the gospel” also means “to proclaim the good news of salvation.” The word “mystery” refers to an un-manifested counsel of God. Some scholars believe that the heavenly realms are cosmic intelligences, while others believe that social structures are not angels.
This passage gives us a glimpse of the relationship between the Jews and Gentiles. The Jews, like the rest of mankind, have a place in the eternal plan of God. The Gentiles, on the other hand, have an equal position with the Jews. They are included in the blessings of salvation and participate in the mission of God to unify all things in Christ.