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The epistle to the Ephesians focuses on and emphasizes the role of the church in the fulfillment of God's eternal purpose. That eternal purpose has many facets some on which the Apostle focuses in this epistle. Ephesians is concerned primarily with the body of Christ, the church and with the Lord Jesus Christ as the head of (authority over) the church. The epistle to the Ephesians is one of the most profound and magnificent writings of the Apostle Paul. This commentary is meant to be studied in depth by those Christians who wish to understand where they fit in God's eternal purpose. This epistle falls naturally into three categories: first, the blessings and privileges bestowed upon and reserved for the Christian whether Jew or Gentile; second, the Christian walk or the way a Christian ought to live; and third, the warfare of the Christian. Wimbly J Hankins has been in the ministry for over sixty-two years, forty years in full-time ministry and twenty-two years in part-time ministry. He has been a pastor for much of the forty years and also an evangelist during the early years. During the time he was in part-time ministry he was an assistant pastor or a youth pastor. While pastoring besides speaking in the regular services he taught classes in Leadership, Discipleship, Hermeneutics, Homiletics, Life of Christ, Evangelism, Finances, Ephesians, Hebrews, Genesis, and the book of Revelation. His last pastorate before retiring was in Walpole, Massachusetts, where he pastored for more than thirty years. He preached evangelistic meetings in the USA, Canada, India and Africa. He has been retired from full-time ministry since November 1998. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Loyola University in New Orleans with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in accounting and minors in Economics and Finances.
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God's Eternal Purpose Nov 3, 2007
"God's Eternal Purpose" by Wimbly J Hankins is a commentary on the letter of the Apostle Paul to the Ephesians. It views this epistle from the Arminian* standpoint rather than the Calvinistic standpoint. I have not been able to find any other commentary that presents this viewpoint except a few short homilies in the Pulpit Commentary. If the reader is interested in comparing the two viewpoints this would be a good commentary to use. Please approach it with an open mind and you may be surprised at the amount of scripture that is used. *James (Jacob) Arminius was a Dutch Reformed Bible expositor who presented views on predestination contrary to what John Calvin taught.