Gentiles in the Flesh

Ephesians 2:11. “Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands: ”

There are six things that denote the state of the Gentiles before Jesus Christ:

  1. Uncircumcised v. 11
  2. Without Christ v. 12
  3. Aliens to Israel’s blessings v. 12
  4. Strangers to the covenant v. 12
  5. Having no hope in God  v. 12
  6. Without God in the world v. 12

This verse is the first clear indication we have in Ephesians that Paul was addressing Gentile believers, not Jews.  He wanted to make clear to them the change that happened when Jesus died and rose again; the same benefits that Jews had known for centuries had now become available to Gentiles, as well.

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