One Times Three Equals Infinity, part 3
Topic: The Church Passage: Ephesians 1:4–1:8
Paul wants his readers to comprehend the full breadth and depth of the threefold blessing of believers through the Triune God - the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Eph 1:3). God the Father has blessed you by:
1. Choosing you (Eph 1:4a)
2. Cleansing you (Eph 1:4b)
3. Co-opting you (Eph 1:5-6)
"I believe the doctrine of election, because I am quite certain that, if God had not chosen me, I should never have chosen Him; and I am sure He chose me before I was born, or else He never would have chosen me afterwards; and He must have elected me for reasons unknown to me, for I never could find any reason in myself why He should have looked upon me with special love."
- Charles Spurgeon