THE CHURCH MUST MAINTAIN UNITY: Jews and Gentiles

The main theme in the book of Ephesians is that the church (both Jewish and Gentile Christians) must maintain the unity that Christ powerfully created. There are several examples in Ephesians that can validate and illustrate this theme. Chapter 1:9–10, immediately addresses this theme when Paul states, “and he made known to us the mystery…

CONDUCT YOURSELVES IN A MANNER WORTHY OF THE GOSPEL

The main theme in the book of Philippians is, to conduct oneself in a manner that is worthy of the Gospel. When this book is examined, one will see how the contents of the book both validate and illustrate this theme. First, in Philippians 1, Paul mentions this exact thing to the believers saying, “whatever…

What About Those Who Haven’t Heard the Gospel?

What happens to those who die and have never heard the gospel message if faith comes from hearing? If anyone has not heard, then they would, like others who have heard and rejected the gospel, experience God’s wrath of eternal damnation. This is because in order to be truly saved one must first come to…