Ephesians 3:11

According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:
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AD 400
The saving knowledge of the mystery of God is conferred upon the human race in this way: God bestows his grace on humanity as the firstfruits of Christ’s coming kingdom. When Christ appeared, God revealed his mystery for the salvation of humanity.

Gaius Marius Victorinus

AD 400
From this we see what it means to say that the mystery was concealed in God, for he adds “according to the purpose of the ages.” This means that, after certain ages had reached their destined end, the mystery was to appear through the presence of the Lord in whom it had been concealed. For it was proper for it to be revealed through the One in whom it was concealed. .

John Chrysostom

AD 407
According to the eternal purpose. It has been now, he means, brought to pass, but not now decreed, it had been planned beforehand from the very first. According to the eternal purpose which He purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord. That is, according to the eternal foreknowledge; foreknowing the things to come, i.e., he means the ages to come; for He knew what was to be, and thus decreed it. According to the purpose of the ages, of those, perhaps, which He has made by Christ Jesus, because it was by Christ that every thing was made.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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