Ephesians 4:1-6

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A 10 page exegetic discussion of this passage. The ministry of Paul constitutes a radical paradigm shift in the early Christian faith, as it was Paul and his disciples who successfully broadened the scope of the early Christian faith to encompass Gentile society, in addition to Christianity's original Jewish followers. Ephesians 4:1-6 can be understood as a call for unity among believers, as in this passage Paul emphasizes the need for patience, humility, and peace among Christians, no matter what their background. This examination of this passage will show why Paul's stance was considered to be so radical, as he argued that rather than basing their sense of identity on ethnic consideration, Christians should regard themselves as united with the body of the Church. Two word studies are included, as well as a brief examination of general background and structure Bibliography lists 15 sources.