Ephesians 1:1 HCSB Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by God’s will: To the faithful saints in Christ Jesus at Ephesus. 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
In this verse we immediately have presented to us that Paul’s apostolic calling was “by the will of God.”
How Did His Apostolic Calling Come
Ephesians 1:4 HCSB For He chose us in Him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless in His sight. 5 In love He predestined us to be adopted through Jesus Christ for Himself, according to His favor and will, 6 to the praise of His glorious grace that He favored us with in the Beloved.
Who are the us? The believers
When are believers chosen? Before the foundation of the world.
Paul’s apostolic calling came through his salvation which was determined before the “foundation of the world.”
What does the word Chose mean?…..
It means every one who comes to saving faith in Jesus Christ was chosen by God before anything or anyone existed.
I as a believer did not make a “decision for Christ.” I did not come to Christ. I had nothing to do with my salvation. Salvation is a supernatural miracle of God’s grace…. read more