The Berean Expositor
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3: 12
6: 1
3: 19
10: 39
The Prize
3: 14
The Race
12: 1
The "out-resurrection"
3: 11
The "better-resurrection"
11: 35
Work in . . . His will
2: 13
Work in . . . His will
13: 21
Enemies of Cross
3: 18
Crucify afresh
6: 6
[For a fuller comparison, see The Alphabetical Analysis, Part 3, p.162.]
We cannot conclude this survey without noting the reference to Abraham and Isaac in
chapter 11::
"By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac; and he that had received the
promises offered up his only begotten Son . . . . . accounting that God was able to raise
him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure" (11: 17-19).
To conclude our testimony, we must now pass in review the Prison Epistles of the
Apostle Paul, and then exhibit the witness of the book of the Revelation.
The Witness of the Epistles.
pp. 181 - 184
The Prison Epistles.
If this study was devoted to dispensational differences, we should have to set out the
reasons why Paul's prison epistles must be segregated, as they deal with a parenthesis as
it were in the outworking of the purpose of the ages, known as the "dispensation of the
Mystery" (Eph. 3: 9 R.V.), and revealed through the Apostle Paul after the dismissal of
Israel at the close of Acts 28: As it is, we are dealing with a subject that knows no
dispensational boundaries, but is as universal in its need as is the death that necessitates
it. However, it will be necessary to differentiate between the resurrection as it is used
in Ephesians and Colossians, and that which the Apostle sought to "attain unto" in
Phil. 3: 11.
The testimony of Ephesians.
The resurrection has been so firmly attested, and is so integral to both the Gospel of
salvation and the consequent hope and destiny of the redeemed, that, writing to a church
already established in the faith, the resurrection is in every reference assumed as a fact,
and applied as a doctrine influencing practice.
After the revelation of Eph. 1: 3-14 which sets forth the threefold basis or distinctive
character of this dispensation which can be summarized as: