Last week I presented Paul’s view of the Ascended, Reigning Christ as seen in his private encounters and revealed in his letter to the Ephesians. This article expands and builds on that teaching to show some of the theological themes in the passages as well as the importance of those themes for the Christian life.
A study of Paul’s doctrine of the Ascended, Reigning Christ carries profound implications for Christian worldview and dominion. In this first of a two-part study, I wish to lay most the exegetical groundwork. Then we can move more into the biblical-theological themes in the next part.