A Note from our Pastor:
“Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:” ~ Ephesians 1:8-9
Good Morning Dearly Beloved,
Let us not confine the incarnation of Jesus Christ to a singular purpose. Yes, he came to do his Father’s will, but that will is not isolated to our eternal salvation. Certainly, being the creatures impacted by it, the eternal salvation might seem the sole focus, but the Apostle here reveals that other work was accomplished as well.
The other work being to make known unto us, the elect, the mystery of his will, concerning our salvation.
Without argument there are many mysteries of God. We cannot fully explain the Godhead being three in one, we cannot fully grasp the sonship and birth of Jesus Christ, and we cannot fully comprehend the coming resurrection of these bodies. Along with these and other mysteries of God does our salvation exist. However, as the Apostle points out, much of the plan, according to the will of God, that was executed for our salvation has been made known unto us.
Why the revelation of this mystery? The revelation at its core is the essence of the mercy of God. Not only did we receive the unmerited gift of salvation but we also receive the undeserved gift of the peace of knowing of our salvation. Furthermore, the revelation of the salvation of the elect is the foundation of the gospel which is preserved for the disciples that we might return praise and honor unto God. Finally, it is the core of the church. A belief in the truth of our salvation is utmost test of the truth of the church. Any belief that strays from the mystery of our salvation as God has revealed it to us is a sign the church has lost its course. There are other key points of doctrine and practice, but nothing as highly valued as the truth of our salvation.
Let us be thankful today that God in his abounding grace saw fit to make the mystery of our salvation known unto us.
Our Prayers are with you daily,