Paul opens the letter to the Ephesians with the doctrine of predestination. A doctrine that a lot of people like to trash. That’s unfortunate because God intended it as a gift.
A gift from his heart.
Paul writes that “He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world,” establishing the timeline. This was before we were born. Before we even had the potential to earn righteousness. And to make clear this point he chose us before the world was even created. And he did it so “we would be holy and blameless before Him.” In other words, righteous. [Read more…]