All Are Sinners. In this book of Ephesians, Paul made it very clear that every human being is a sinner. In fact, they are all “dead in trespasses and sins.” (Ephesians 2:1)
All Must Be Saved. Since all are sinners and “dead in trespasses and sins,” all must be saved. Paul differed with the liberals and apostates of our day who say that all are saved and will go to God’s heaven. God’s salvation cannot be accomplished by our “works.” It is only by God’s “grace” that people can be saved, “through faith” in the Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9).
All Saved Should Serve. Though none can be saved by their “good works,” once saved, all should serve the Lord by “good works” which God has “ordained that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10). Though we cannot serve God to be saved, once we are saved, we should serve the Lord with willing hearts and with “good works.”
About the Author
He has been a teacher in the areas of Greek, Hebrew, Bible, Speech, and English for over thirty-five years in ten schools, including one junior high, one senior high, four Bible institutes, two colleges, two universities, and one seminary. He served his country as a Navy Chaplain for five years on active duty; pastored three churches; was Chairman and Director of the Radio and Audio-Film Commission of the American Council of Christian Churches; since 1969, has been Founder, President, and Director of THE BIBLE FOR TODAY; since 1978, has been President of the DEAN BURGON SOCIETY; has produced over 700 other studies, books, cassettes, VHS's, CD's, or VCR's on various topics; and is heard on a thirty-minute weekly radio program IN DEFENSE OF TRADITIONAL BIBLE TEXTS, on radio, shortwave, and streaming on the Internet at BibleForToday.org, 24/7/365.
Dr. and Mrs. Waite have been married since 1948;
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Commentary on every verse in the Book of Ephesians