Reading Paul's letter to the Ephesians should be enough to convert anyone to Christ. Try to imagine a devout Christian of our time suddenly converting to the worship of the Greek god Zeus, and being willing to endure fearful hardship, floggings, torture, imprisonment and eventual execution, in order to spread his beliefs around the world. Not only that, but this new convert now derides all other religions, and passionately insists that salvation and eternal life can be found only through total belief in Zeus and the other deities who were presumed to reside on Mt Olympus! What sort of cataclysmic event would be necessary to bring about such an improbable transformation? Probably something like what happened to Paul! He met the risen Christ on the road to Damascus, and was changed for ever. At once a fiercely patriotic Jew, who was actively persecuting the church became its most fervent and famous member. Nothing less than the truth of the gospel can explain Paul's letters, especially Ephesians with its wonderfully exalted portrayal of Christ. If the gospel is not true then some other equally astonishing explanation of the letter must be found, which no one has ever been able to do. This book digs up and displays some of the amazing treasures that lie in Paul's short but immeasurably lovely letter to the Christians in ancient Ephesus.
About the Author
Dr. Ken Chant (M.R.E. Th.D), is the President of Vision Christian College (Australia) and is on the International Board of Directors for Vision International University (USA). Dr Ken Chant is an Australian pentecostal pastor who was ordained in Melbourne in 1954. He has been actively involved in Christian ministry for over 50 years (ten of which he and his family spent in the USA). A brief summary of his ministry would include the following - He has pioneered eight churches and Pastored several others, including serving for five years as the associate pastor of what was then Australia's largest Pentecostal church (the Adelaide Crusade Centre). For several years he was the editor of two of Australia's most successful charismatic/Pentecostal journals. He has been the principal of four Bible colleges (in Australia and the USA), has taught at Christ for the Nations (Dallas), Oral Roberts University (Tulsa), Youth With a Mission (Hawaii), and spoken at crusades, conferences, and seminars in Australia, the UK, the USA, Mexico, the Philippines, Singapore, and New Zealand. Dr. Chant is the author of many of Vision's textbooks on Christian life, Doctrine and Theology.