Paul tells the believers at Ephesus exactly what the true condition of Mankind is. Note my blue highlights. Eph 2:1 To you Gentiles
The Apostle Paul was a faith preacher.(1Ti2:7) He was given the message of grace to preach to the Gentile nations so that we
faith in Jesus gives us permanent abiding peace which may not be felt yet nevertheless it is real.
Jesus was a Peacemaker. Literally. He took Jew and Gentile into Himself when He hung upon the cross and made One New Man from the two.
We can make the simple choice to believe His word right here at this point. IN the midst of raging emotions and contrary circumstances you can simply stand on His promise stated clearly right here in Ephesians 2 and DECLARE OUT LOUD that I am brought near to God right now despite what my eyes, ears and emotions are telling me.
God is full of paradoxes, don’t you love Him? The first shall be last and the Last shall be first is one such paradox that He seems to love.