Ephesians 2 and the One New Man

covenants of the promise Curt Landry Ministries was founded out of a belief that Jews and Gentles alike should gather together and unite under the message of the One New Man. This concept is not simply a doctrinal belief, but a revelation of a covenant with believers. This covenant allows for spiritual renewal and the bringing of peace to even the most turbulent lives and regions.

Much of our belief about the One New Man covenant comes from Ephesians 2. Let’s take a look at a couple selections from the chapter:

11 Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called covenants of the promise

“uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the body by human hands)— 12 remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

This passage speaks clearly about the way that Jews and Gentiles alike are reconciled through Christ. Those who were “Gentiles by birth and called uncircumcised” would have had no ties to the Jewish community, but Paul says that Christ brings those of both backgrounds together and covenants of the promisethey are all redeemed by His blood.

14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15 by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, 16 and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. 17 He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. 18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.

This is a reaffirmation of the previous passage. Here we see again the idea of One New Man, as He has made “the two groups one and destroyed the barrier.” His purposes was to create “one new humanity,” the One New Man. Through one body, one all-encompassing faith in the Lord, all of us are able to find salvation. We encourage you to ask any questions you might have about Ephesians 2 and the One New Man. We will be happy to speak with you to provide you further information.