I like this summation of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians! I got it from David Flowers’ blog where he has a post talking about the eternal purpose of God. It’s good stuff. Go check out the rest of the post! The sad thing is, and this is my biggest concern right now, is that with all the bantering currently going on among Evangelicals about what constitutes “the gospel” and in that regard, who is “in” and who is “out” is directly impeding the larger, and more important, ability of the Church universal (but especially the USAmerican Church) from fulfilling or allowing God to fulfill in and though us, his Church, his eternal purposes, which is that grace might be known in all the earth!
Well, anyways I found it an interesting read. Flower concludes:
Out of Adam… God brought forth Eve. Out of Jesus… he called out a Bride. The Trinitarian God, who is heavenly community, looks for a dwelling in his children upon the earth. By the power of his Spirit and the fullness of his grace we are included in his plan. Are you participating in the eternal purpose of God in Christ?
That’s the key question isn’t it? What say you?