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Much confusion arises from a failure to fully understand the Lord Jesus Christ’s earthly teaching ministry as found in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Although He came to be the Savior for all men, He did not actually make provision for that salvation until the completion of His three and one-half year earthly teaching ministry. Christ’s atoning work of redemption and reconciliation was performed at Calvary, an event recorded at the end of these books.
What was the purpose then of His earthly teaching ministry? What did He minister and to whom? What relationship does this earthly teaching ministry have with the Body of Christ? These questions are answered for us by Paul the apostle in the book of Romans when he wrote,
Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the Circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers (Romans 15:8).
Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
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