Before the Foundation of the World
John 1:1, 17:5; 2 Timothy 1:9
“Before the foundation of the world” is where we find Christ who is the source of the believer’s eternal position (1 Tim 2:5). Christ was there securing the way of salvation with his blood (1 Pet 1:18-20; John 17:24).
It is now revealed that we were chosen in Him at that time. Everything since or from the foundation of the world pertains to Israel and their calling. Today, we have a separate calling and inheritance that was hidden in God before the foundation of the world. This body of truth Paul calls “The Mystery” was given to be revealed after the close of Acts and is what is being brought to our attention in the “but now” in Col. 1:25-26 and “before the foundation of the world” in Eph 1:3-14.
Here is an audio lesson from the Sunday Lesson archives that teaches why God hid some truths before the foundation of the world. This is from the Apr 2001 archives. It has a handout as well.