The Book Of Ephesians Analysis

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The historical background of the Book of Ephesians plays an important reality of what the author is intending in the writings. The Book of Ephesians is about the letters of Paul and how he overcame hardship by being faithful to God and following His commands. The author’s circumstances he went through, his relationship with God, the audience, and what his letters represented are the main elements that make up why these letters were so impactful. Paul went through a lot of pain and agony but God had is hand upon him the entire time.
Most scholars agree that the Apostle Paul wrote the book of Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon, and Philippians in the majority of the time he was in prison. “It was in 60-62 AD during Paul’s Roman imprisonment that he wrote what we call the prison epistles” (Bucknell, 2014). During that time, Paul was in some type of imprisonment, some may call it house arrest and
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Nonetheless, Paul does not write his letters to the Ephesians to rebuke them of their transgressions, his letters have another purpose. He writes his letters about God’s eternal purpose of the church. “It would serve as an antidote to the pagan mystery religions which were all around them, and to the arguments of the Judaizers who would be using all their powers of persuasion to impress these former pagans” (Turner, 1998). The letters were about praising God and growing spiritually in Christian maturity so we can be with Him forever. They emphasized about the plan of redemption for His people and promising the grace of God will be upon them. “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast” (Eph 2:8-9). He focused on how important the church is for the future of Christianity and how the character and conduct of the church will impact many

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