The letter to the Ephesians was written to the faithful believers living in Ephesus. It is not the longest of Paul’s letters, but it does set out the perfect display of Christian faith. Christianity was introduced to Asia during Paul’s first missionary journey with Barnabas, around AD 45-48, and the details can be seen in Acts 13:1-14:28. There was no city in Asia that was more famous or populated than Ephesus, it was the largest trading center in western Asia Minor. The city was dedicated to many gods and goddesses, and housed a world-famous library of writings dedicated to their gods and philosophers. Paul visited Ephesus two more times and spent about 3 years there (ACTS 20:31). He was involved in building the church there because the city was an important spiritual stronghold, and the people needed to be well-grounded in the faith of Jesus Christ. This letter was possibly written from one of two places: Caesarea or Rome. Most scholars believe it was from Rome that Paul wrote his letter to the Ephesians.
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