Three things would classify it to me. Paul supposes a stone or rock so large and so fashioned as to be both at once; supporting the whole as the foundation, and in part rising up at the extremities, so as to admit of the side walls meeting in it, and being united in it as the corner-stone [ZANCHIUS]. This was … It’s the world of ideas, sinful ideas. foreigners--rather, "sojourners"; opposed to "members of the household," as "strangers" is to "fellow citizens." And the result is he is the spirit that works in the sons of what? far off--the Jewish description of the Gentiles. It is that you fail, Matthew 5:48 where Jesus said, “Be ye perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect,” and that’s where we fail, right? God, by His Spirit in believers, has them for His habitation ( 1 Corinthians 3:16 1 Corinthians 3:17 , 6:19 , 2 Corinthians 6:16 ). Text Commentaries by John MacArthur John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, as well as an author, conference KJV NKJV NLT NIV ESV CSB NASB. Christ has in, or by, His crucified flesh, abolished it, so far as its condemning and enmity-creating power is concerned ( Colossians 2:14 ), substituting for it the law of love, which is the everlasting spirit of the law, and which flows from the realization in the soul of His love in His death for us. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Verse 8. Sin is the death of the soul. This beautiful letter tells Christians of their great riches, inheritance, and fullness in Jesus Christ and in His church. But sin is not a question of decay ultimately; it is a question of falling short of something. There was a balustrade of stone which separated the court of the Gentiles from the holy place, which it was death for a Gentile to pass. . . Draw, Father, to yourself those that the Spirit is wooing. For the doctrine of both was essentially one ( 1 Peter 1:10 1 Peter 1:11 , Revelation 19:10 ). And he’s floating around in the atmosphere for sure and fighting the holy angels and flying around doing his thing with his demons, but there’s more to it than that. So he gives us mercy, which is holding back what we deserve. "Sin." The "raising up" presupposes previous quickening of Jesus in the tomb, and of us in the grave of our sins. And when you take the gift, you come alive in that instant. And that is precisely what God has done. Epicurus and Aristotle did not believe in it at all. All my sacrifices are offered to there. We were all like this. It is also compared to a house, and every converted sinner is … You go into a restaurant and you eat what they give you. And then you know what he does? Fifth, through faith. You’ve been to enough funerals and so have I to know what physical death is. sins--in them, as the element in which the unbeliever is, and through which he is dead to the true life. It doesn’t matter what the stimulus is, no physically-dead individual ever reacts to any stimulus. 2 And you [He made alive], when you were dead (slain) by [your] trespasses and sins 2 In which at one time you walked [habitually]. So my behavioral sins are simply what is left when I can’t make it to God's standard. So "son of death" ( 2 Samuel 12:5 , Margin); "son of perdition" ( John 17:12 , 2 Thessalonians 2:3 ). Paul and his Jewish countrymen, though outwardly more seemly than the Gentiles ( Acts 26:4 Acts 26:5 Acts 26:18 ), had been essentially like them in living to the unrenewed flesh, without the Spirit of God. We have the kephalē, the head Christ. You were saved primarily so that God could just shower his grace and shower his blessing and shower his riches on you. You almost have to drive with your eyes closed. And after I had paid my fine or filled out my term in prison, I as far as the law was concerned would be a closed case. “It’s not of works lest any man should boast.” It’s of faith. Now the same thing is true in terms of the spiritual. Sinners do the same.” Jesus said, “Sinners do good to each other.” That’s right. And he does it, his power. Each volume was written to be as comprehensive and accurate as possible, dealing thoroughly with every key phrase and word in the Scripture without being unnecessarily technical. It speaks more of the ideological world of sin, the conceptual world of evil, the system of Satan, the system which he generates. And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins,. That’s living. (Phl 1-4) We have killed his Son and continue to do so in rejection and open defiance and not believing in him. But that is not what we learn in Ephesians, is it? In chapter 2, we find the apostle Paul describing the very process of salvation, the very act of salvation, the very miracle of salvation that drew us into realizing this eternal plan. And so he not only raised me from the dead but he raised me to his hand, his right hand. That’s the problem. Scripture: Ephesians 2:1–3. If in your Bible it’s italicized, that’s meaning it’s added. So salvation is from sin, by love, into life. Spiritually that’s already happened. And may all of us be more grateful and more cognizant of the tremendous power already exhibited in our lives. Understanding what you have in Jesus Christ is really essential. 22. are builded together--Translate, "are being builded together." So man is dead. Rather, make "enmity" an apposition to "the middle wall of partition"; "Hath broken down the middle wall of partition (not merely as English Version, 'between us,' but also between all men and God), to wit, the enmity ( Romans 8:7 ) by His flesh" (compare Ephesians 2:16 , Romans 8:3 ). Here at Grace to You Europe we take our data protection responsibilities very seriously and, as you would expect, have undertaken a significant programme of work to ensure that we are ready for this important legislative change. You became the possessor of the common eternal life. The MacArthur Bible Studies provide intriguing examinations of the whole of Scripture. What do I do to be saved? MacArthur’s pulpit ministry extends around the globe through his media ministry, Grace to … So "in the Lord" (Christ) answers to "through the Spirit" ( Ephesians 2:22 ; compare Ephesians 3:16 Ephesians 3:17 ). When we look upon a corpse, it gives an awful feeling. If you’re a Christian, you’ve already been raised from the deadness of sin, and maybe that’s a great miracle than physical resurrection. So Isaiah 57:19 . And I asked her if she had tried to revive the baby and she said, “Yes, yes.” And she picked up the baby and she caressed the baby to her breast and loved it and kissed it and cried tears all over its little head, but there was absolutely no response. Well what’s this purpose? Look at verse 1: “And you,” – and we’ll skip the part that’s italicized. It’s a gift of God, not of yourselves! Help Grace to You bring important resources like this to people in your community and beyond, free of charge. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. After the shipwreck on the island of Malta or Malaita, it says, “And the barbarous people showed us no small kindness.” You know those barbarous pagan, ungodly, Christ-rejecting people showed great kindness to Paul? 16. The Platonists believed the soul passed through perpetual changes, now happy, and then again miserable; the Stoics, that it existed no longer than till the time of the general burning up of all things. Believers are bodily in heaven in point of right, and virtually so in spirit, and have each their own place assigned there, which in due time they shall take possession of ( Philippians 3:20 Philippians 3:21 ). Because they don’t know they’re dead, they’re still going through some motions.” Death walking. 6. raised us up together--with Christ. You are not holy, because you are not believing on Jesus Christ. Let’s look at verse 2. Salvation is: From sin, by love, into life, with purpose, through faith, unto good works. Accordingly, we have updated our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions in order to comply with GDPR. And so it is in human history and humankind, all are dead but there are variances in the decadence, in the decaying of what is left. That’s his point. You will find that you will want to lay down this commentary and shout praise to our King for His great salvation in Jesus Christ. Physically it’ll happen in the future. The work is done. But listen to me, sin has much more to do with what you don’t do than what you do do. Quickly, quickly.” And so he took off running and I ran after him. through faith--the effect of the power of Christ's resurrection ( Ephesians 1:19 Ephesians 1:20 , Philippians 3:10 ) whereby we are "raised together" with Him ( Ephesians 2:6 , Colossians 2:12 ). The initiation, as well as the increase, of faith, is from the Spirit of God, not only by an external proposal of the word, but by internal illumination in the soul [PEARSON]. . "Good works" cannot be performed until we are new "created unto" them. "The power" is here used collectively for the "powers of the air"; in apposition with which "powers" stand the "spirits," comprehended in the singular, "the spirit," taken also collectively: the aggregate of the "seducing spirits" ( 1 Timothy 4:1 ) which "work now (still; not merely, as in your case, 'in time past') in the sons of disobedience" (a Hebraism: men who are not merely by accident disobedient, but who are essentially sons of disobedience itself: compare Matthew 3:7 ), and of which Satan is here declared to be "the prince." Please contact the publisher to obtain copies of this resource. Not merely is it, we had our way of life fulfilling our fleshly desires, and so being children of wrath; but we were by nature originally "children of wrath," and so consequently had our way of life fulfilling our fleshly desires. John 16:8, John 16:8. But then Philip baptized an Ethiopian eunuch—a man who, because of his physical “In order that in the ages to come,” and you know when the ages to come begin? You could have 20 dead corpses and they could all have varying degrees of decay. You see man’s trouble is not that he’s out of harmony with his environment. (1) Christians are alive from the dead. Enter your email address and we will send you instructions on how to reset your password. We are not dead because we commit sin. Now remember that the book of Ephesians is concerned with what it means to be in Christ, what it means to be one with Jesus Christ, what it means to be a part of his body the church of which he is the head, what it means to have been master-planned into the body from before the world began. The CONJECTURES of heathen philosophers as to a future life were at best vague and utterly unsatisfactory. So when somebody comes along and says, “Well, I’m sorry if you haven’t had the second work. You are the one. And the resurrection of Christ was demonstration number one, and your resurrection from sin is demonstration number two. Draw them into the prayer room, Father, and bring us back together again tonight with excitement in our hearts as we worship and share in the baptism and the communion. But that’s a sin against the law. Outline Salutation (1:1, 2) HIS PURPOSE IN DOING SO: EXHORTATION BASED ON OUR PRIVILEGES AS BUILT TOGETHER, AN HOLY TEMPLE, IN CHRIST, THROUGH THE SPIRIT. dead--spiritually. “You are to be filled with good works,” Paul said. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Ephesians 2:1-10. "Alienated from the life of God" ( Ephesians 4:18 ). And he reaches out to love those of us who are dead in sin. What God wrought in Christ, He wrought (by the very fact) in all united to Christ, and one with Him. What sin? and to them--The oldest manuscripts insert "peace" again: "And peace to them." Could I ever make up to her for the loss of that little life by paying a fine, serving a sentence? Ephesians 6:13-18 The Armor of the Christian (Part 2) JOHANN A BENGEL Commentary on Ephesians Gnomon of the New Testament. . I don’t deserve it.” Yes, you’re right, neither do I. And in the ages to come he wants to show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. We are already seated there IN Him ("in Christ Jesus," Ephesians 2:6 ), and hereafter shall be seated by Him; IN Him already as in our Head, which is the ground of our hope; by Him hereafter, as by the conferring cause, when hope shall be swallowed up in fruition [PEARSON]. This was the special ground of God's saving us; as "rich in mercy" (compare Ephesians 2:7 , 1:7 , Romans 2:4 , 10:12 ) was the general ground. And notice the little phrase, “the prince of the power of the air.” What is this air? Now there may be different levels of morality, different degrees of decadence, but we all fall short. Look with me, would you, at the second chapter of the letter to the Ephesians, Ephesians chapter 2. Oh, there’s another good one. Salvation is to the Christian not a thing to be waited for hereafter, but already realized ( 1 John 3:14 ). And if you’ve been made alive in Jesus Christ, you don’t ever need to question the power of God available in your life right now. It’s a gift of God! So don’t ever think you don’t have any resources. You were following the course andfashion of this world [were under the sway of the tendency of this present age], following the prince of the power of the air. and that--namely, the act of believing, or "faith." He is up to his neck in religion as well. Not of works--This clause stands in contrast to "by grace," as is confirmed by Romans 4:4 Romans 4:5 , 11:6 . You are the only one. The prince of the power of the air, I believe, involves also the realm of ideas. Thus he appropriately shows regard to the claims of the Jews and Gentiles: "the prophets" representing the old Jewish dispensation, "the apostles" the new. A man shoots his arrow and misses the target. If you can hear the hearing of faith, it’s because God unstopped your ears. He dominates it and it pressures man, and man succumbs and does what the world’s system tells him to do. For--illustrating "the exceeding riches of His grace in kindness." That means drives, where you have a passion that turns to a drive. He picked you out of the grave, a miracle of resurrection. Well here is the definition of that, and there’s a lot of confusion about it. The costly foundation-stones of the temple ( 1 Kings 5:17 ) typified the same truth (compare Jeremiah 51:26 ). The word workmanship is a Greek word, and the word really came to mean a masterpiece. slain the enmity--namely, that had been between man and God; and so that between Jew and Gentile which had resulted from it. The physical part is easier.” You see he’s trying to show you that you can have confidence in God's power. It was turning a funny kind of a blue color, and there was absolutely no breath at all. In other words, he’s a bullseye for God's guns of judgment. Are you the reverend?” And I said, “Yes.” He said, “Come, please. together with Christ--The Head being seated at God's right hand, the body also sits there with Him [CHRYSOSTOM]. "The age" (which is something more external and ethical) regulates "the world" (which is something more external). And you--"You also," among those who have experienced His mighty power in enabling them to believe ( Ephesians 1:19-23 ). We are not saved by, but created unto, good works. . Forgiveness, forgiveness. I always think of the junior teacher who had a little kid and he was teaching about the creative power of God, and God made this and God made this and God made us and so forth. The powers of the air are the embodiment of that evil "spirit" which is the ruling principle of unbelievers, especially the heathen ( Acts 26:18 ), as opposed to the spirit of the children of God ( Luke 4:33 ). He is driven to fulfill the desires of the flesh and the mind, and by the way, the flesh refers to his fallen nature, his humanness, his alienated soul without God. GDPR is the new European privacy regulation, which will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 in the UK and the equivalent legislation across the EU Member States. That’s why we only know that in Jesus Christ when his righteousness is given to us by God. When you became a Christian, you were no longer alienated from the life of God; you came alive! While the book is indeed a commentary on Ephesians, Dr. MacArthur has written for the goal of helping every believer know their status in the kingdom of God. And I thought to myself, “You know I’m sure that in terms of human relationships the very strongest stimulus there is is the love of a mother for a little infant.” If that mother can’t get a response out of that little infant, that’s death, physical death, the inability to respond. Secondly, to understand the power of God, look at your resurrection and your exaltation. Gentiles in the flesh--that is, Gentiles in respect to circumcision. foundation of the apostles, &c.--that is, upon their ministry and living example (compare Matthew 16:18 ). Not a coffin. You know Burger King says it, “Have it your way.” Grab all the gusto you can get, the beer says. The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series comes from the experience, wisdom, and insight of one of the most trusted ministry leaders and Bible scholars of our day. You can’t mean it’s too late.” “Yes, it’s too late,” he said. Why?” Verse 7, here’s the purpose. The second heaven is the stellar heavens. Further, he says in chapter 2, “It is the power that raised you from the dead and lifted you to the exaltation of the sons of God to sit you at the right hand of God with Christ.”. It’s all yours. There’s no empowerment. © 2021 Grace to You. “But God is,” – what? These passages imply, I think, that the New Testament prophets are not excluded; but the apostle's plain reference to Psalms 118:22 , "the head stone of the corner," proves that the Old Testament prophets are a prominent thought. I always think of it this way. NET RSV ASV YLT DBY ... Ephesians (No. ) Compare also Isaiah 28:16 ; another prophet present to the mind of Paul, which prophecy leans on the earlier one of Jacob ( Genesis 49:24 ). And no matter what else you’ll do, you’re just ankle deep in the sea a long way from the goal. It’s believing, just believing, just accepting, taking the gift. aliens--Greek, "alienated from," not merely "separated from." It doesn’t mean that everybody is literally indwelt by Satan like Judas was, but it means Satan is behind the influences. And some people say, “Well it means that Satan is around the earth. The baby was dead. The phrase, "children of wrath," is a Hebraism, that is, objects of God's wrath from childhood, in our natural state, as being born in the sin which God hates. The first Christians were Jews, and the church required male Gentile converts to submit to circumcision. thereby--Greek, "therein"; "in" or "by the cross," that is, His crucifixion ( Colossians 2:15 ). These are not the kind of works we’re talking about. I was talking to a gentleman in our church yesterday and he was saying to me, “You know, the study of Ephesians is so very important, because,” he said, “I was raised in a family where I was told and in a church where I was told that when you get saved, when you come to know Jesus Christ, basically nothing happens. So he yelled out to the actor and he says, “Why don’t you do the 23rd Psalm?” And the actor knew it and he said, “Well that won’t be good for this occasion.” He said, “I want you to do the 23rd Psalm.” And he said, “All right, I’ll do it if you do it.” And the old man thinking that’s even better, that’s twice. We say there was an air of something or other in the room. You receive all the power of God. That’s total depravity. What’s wrong?” And she said, “My baby is dead, my baby is dead, my baby’s dead.” And she pointed to the bedroom and I walked in and lying on the bed was a little lifeless baby of about three months. All you have to do is look at your own resurrection, your own exaltation and your own power to do those things which are good works in the eyes of God! Salvation is from sin by love. The first two words of verse 1, “And you.” The first two words of verse 4, “But God.” And here we move to point two, and we’ll hurry by these so we’ll give them all to you. 18. Compare also Galatians 4:8 , "Ye knew not God . 1. What happens afterwards? God, who is rich--Greek "(as) being rich in mercy." First Timothy 5:6 Paul said, “She that lives in pleasure is dead while she lives.” It’s a case of going through a zombie-like activity. Home >> Bible Studies >> Ephesians Studies >> Ephesians 2:11-22 These small group studies of Ephesians contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, and applications. You got that? . And then it’s sex. That’s humanism. SermonAudio.com - Ephesians 2 Sermons. In other words, Paul is praying, “Oh, God, may these Christians know, may they know the tremendous power that is theirs in you.” That’s what is on his mind. He’s a child of wrath. A living corpse: without the gracious presence of God's Spirit in the soul, and so unable to think, will, or do aught that is holy. Ephesians 2, Calvin's Commentary on the Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by John Calvin, helps you experience his lasting impact on … making peace--primarily between all and God, secondarily between Jews and Gentiles; He being "our peace." Register. – I’m a liar. He and his demons carry out the objectives, whether they are secular or religious. Paul wrote to believers who were made alive by God’s work. Now the Bible talks a lot about works. Sin is a failure to hit God's target. Jesus recognized that. 5.0 • 2 Ratings; $18.99; $18.99; Publisher Description. After clicking 'Register', you will receive an email with a link to verify your account and to complete your registration. Materialism says, “You gotta have it. This commentary on Ephesians forms part of the MacArthur New Testament Commentary Series and is basically explanatory, or expository. holy--as being the "habitation of God" ( Ephesians 2:22 ). This article is also available and sold as a booklet. It’s a hunter’s word, it means to miss the target, to miss the mark. for--that is, "because of His great love." They were taking down the tent and he came running up to one of the men working with a peg, and he said, “Oh, what do I do to be saved? Ephesians 2 – God’s Way of Reconciliation A. And so we’re looking at that. You can have all kinds of people who claim to be saved and claim to be born again and claim to be Christians, and you can look and do you see in their life good works being produced by the power of God, to the glory of God? Now I wanna tie another thing into your thinking also. Compare Article IX, Church of England Common Prayer Book. "Christ Jesus" is the phrase mostly used in this Epistle, in which the office of the Christ, the Anointed Prophet, Priest and King, is the prominent thought; when the Person is prominent, "Jesus Christ" is the phrase used. And the end of it all is he is a “child of wrath,” says verse 3, like everybody else. Every time you pop a lid off a Coca-Cola and drink it, it’s an act of faith. sometimes--Greek, "aforetime." The potency of that "spirit" is shown in the "disobedience" of the former. ... Scripture: Ephesians 2:1. More money, more goodies, more things.” And we’re all so victimized we can’t even help ourselves in that area. The same image in Ephesians 3:18 , recurs in his address to the Ephesian elders ( Acts 20:32 ), and in his Epistle to Timothy at Ephesus ( 1 Timothy 3:15 , 2 Timothy 2:19 ), naturally suggested by the splendid architecture of Diana's temple; the glory of the Christian temple is eternal and real, not mere idolatrous gaud. Philippians 3:19 Philippians 3:20 , "conversation," Greek, "citizenship." The need for reconciliation. Translate, "might altogether reconcile them both in one body (the Church, Colossians 3:15 ) unto God through His cross." You see it is not so much that sin is what I do, it is what I fail to do. The issue is the glory of God. He took us up into the heavenlies, and we’re blessed with all spiritual blessing. And this deals with the past, the past from sin. People do good to each other, but Jesus said, “People who do good to each other are still called what? They had no divine "promise," and therefore no sure ground of "hope." You live by faith every day of life. You see that? “For all have sinned,” – even kai there – “come short of the,” – what? It isn’t just that when you’re saved you get your sins forgiven plus nothing. While the Jews were God’s chosen people because of His grace alone, not because of anything meritorious in them, they had become proud and had developed an intense hatred for the Gentiles. It is right from hell. The moment you’ve saved, the ages to come begin. He’s a clay pigeon. Satan’s behind it. There must be a spiritual resurrection of the soul before there can be a comfortable resurrection of the body [PEARSON] ( John 11:25 John 11:26 , Romans 8:11 ). That’s the only way. He is the goal of judgment. No religion of human achievement. And now all of a sudden, “For by grace you’re saved through faith.” It isn’t of you at all. But really this presentation is an illustration of the power of God granted to the believer. Here comes the power that’s gonna raise us out of this death, turning the zombie into a new creation full of life, eternal life. Compare 1 Corinthians 3:11 1 Corinthians 3:12 . Compare Ephesians 4:16 , Zechariah 6:12 , "The Branch shall build the temple of the Lord," where similarly the growth of a branch, and the building of a temple, are joined. Then in verses 15-23 he prays that we would understand it, that we would really get a grip on the meaning of being in Christ, what it means to be a part of God's eternal plan, what it means to have been elected, redeemed, and granted an inheritance forever with God. covenants of promise--rather, ". Romans 8 talks about, “And you’ll be with Christ, and you’ll be in his image.” Someday the resurrection and exaltation of the body, but already past tense if you’re a Christian God has accomplished the resurrection and exaltation of your soul, of your spirit. 17. I always think about the drawing-room function I read about years ago. You say, “I’m not much of a masterpiece.” Well you’re getting there. We would. a. He is behind the trends. hope--beyond this life ( 1 Corinthians 15:19 ). We’re talking about an attitude. It’s all the same stuff. as others--Greek, "as the rest" of mankind are ( 1 Thessalonians 4:13 ). You’ve been transformed out of this world. You will find that you will want to lay down this commentary and shout praise to our King for His great salvation in Jesus Christ. "Of yourselves" stands in opposition to, "it is the gift of God" ( Philippians 1:29 ). And then he opened his eyes and looked at me and said, “And now isn’t it wonderful I have Jesus and Mohammed.” And I said, “I don’t think you understand. Well first of all, I would be charged with a crime, and I would be tried and perhaps found guilty and then I would either pay a fine or be in prison for a period of time on manslaughter or something. unto good works--"for good works." An incidental proof of the doctrine of original sin. He just does what the world does. There are the works of darkness in Romans 13 and Ephesians 5. 13. now--in contrast to "at that time" ( Ephesians 2:12 ). The redemption of the body. This is the real true biblical definition of sin. You see there’s only one way I could ever have a relationship with her. Thus "the blood of Christ" is made the seal of a covenant IN which their nearness to God consists. It does not mean – when we saw a person is a sinner, it does not mean that they’re all the same level of vile, rotten, degraded, corrupt, decaying sinners. the middle wall of partition--Greek, ". And to the desires of the flesh, that’s thelēma. Listen, nobody would ever deny that and that’s very wonderful; I mean that’s a good way to be. Christian life is examined in terms of a “before and after” contrast resulting from divine intervention. This morning we come for our Bible study to a book that is indeed a treasure of mine and of every believer, the book of Ephesians. He wants us to understand this power, and so he gives an illustration of it in verse 20; you’ll remember we looked at it last time. I know the Psalm, but you know the Shepperd.” And that’s the difference. . The apostle Paul is very concerned that we understand that as Christians we are possessors of the power of God, all right. They are literal spiritual zombies. You get on a bridge, I thought about that when I was driving over the Bay Bridge in Oakland one time. – “glory of God.” Sin is a failure to glorify God. They have the archōn, they have their leader, Satan who’s the leader of the demons who foments the system, who breeds the influence. You say, “What does it mean to be alienated from the life of God, dead to God?” The best way to see it is in reference to physical death. We all operated on the lusts of our flesh.” The death walker, the death walker who is meandering like a zombie through the system influenced, spawned, controlled by Satan issuing in disobedience, functions in response only to his flesh. Physically in the flesh, mentally in the mind he is drawn, he is driven, into the functioning of sin and trespass. You don’t know what’s really going on behind the golden arches. I am not a liar because I lie. Salvation is from sin, by love, into life, with purpose. What about the little boy’s mother? It is not linguistically technical, but deals with linguistics when this seems helpful to proper interpretation. Immediately after you’re saved. I listen to John MacArthur alot and these commentaries are as if he is speaking to me. 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