Ephesians 3:3-6 (NLT)

3 As I briefly wrote earlier, God himself revealed his mysterious plan to me.4 As you read what I have written, you will understand my insight into this plan regarding Christ. 5 God did not reveal it to previous generations, but now by his Spirit he has revealed it to his holy apostles and prophets.

6 And this is God’s plan: Both Gentiles and Jews who believe the Good News share equally in the riches inherited by God’s children. Both are part of the same body, and both enjoy the promise of blessings because they belong to Christ Jesus.

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A baffling phenomenon that I witness among people about Jesus is fear. The truth is, Jesus does not equal religion, but equals salvation and freedom.

As a matter of fact, Jesus opposed organized religion. Most likely, your hurt feelings were due to the people at church. None of us are perfect and just about all of us are hypocrites. Jesus himself, is full of compassion, he knows you personally and was your Creator.

He said that if he would be lifted up (crucified) he would draw all men to him. Salvation is free to all who will accept.

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Footnotes:

  1. 3:6 Or because they are united with Christ Jesus.
New Living Translation (NLT)

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