Understanding The Bible
Clarence E. Mason's "Later New Testament Epistles"



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Dr. Clarence E. Mason, Jr.
Philadelphia College of Bible


This letter was addressed by Paul to all the churches of the Roman proconsular province of "Asia" ultimately, but to Ephesus primarily as the provincial capital, knowing that it would be sent from there to the other churches of the province. (Hence, the letter of Laodicea is evidently their copy of the Ephesian letter, as per Colossians 4:16.)

This book is one of the so-called "Church Letters, " written during Paul's (1st) Roman imprisonment. It gives us the highest and fullest doctrine of the Church. It is a book of great height and has been called: "The Alps of the New Testament." The Church is revealed as already seated in the heavenlies in Christ.

It was written from Rome, AD 62, in close connection with its companion books Colossians and Philemon.

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