The Mystery That Paul Speaks About

the mystery Paul speaks of

Hi, Today well be answering the question What is “The Mystery That Paul Speaks About”  in the bible? ?.

What is this mystery which Paul writes to the Ephesians and to the Colossians…”which hath been hid from ages and from generations? (Romans 16:25-27)”

…What is this mystery? And why has it been hidden? Who hid it? Is it still being hidden today?

“Many have endeavored to define the mystery which Paul here mentions. But it embraces much, and our ideas in regard to the love, the goodness, and the compassion of God are strangely limited.

God had a knowledge of the events of the future, even before the creation of the world. He did not make his purposes to fit circumstances, but he allowed matters to develop and work out. He did not work to bring about a certain condition of things, but he knew that such a condition would exist. The plan that should be carried out upon the defection of any of the high intelligences of heaven,–this is the secret, the mystery which has been hid from ages. And an offering was prepared in the eternal purposes to do the very work which God has done for fallen humanity.

What is the mystery? How could the Creator God, the Ruler of all reality—humble Himself, divest Himself of all divine prerogatives, become a human being, with a corrupt and weakened humanity, be abused by His own creation and die a horrible death—how could this be? This is the mystery—the mystery of God’s character of love!

The incarnation of Christ is a mystery. The union of divinity with humanity is a mystery indeed, hidden with God, “even the mystery which hath been hid from ages.” It was kept in eternal silence by Jehovah, and was first revealed in Eden, by the prophecy that the Seed of the woman should bruise the serpent’s head, and that he should bruise his heel. To present to the world this mystery that God kept in silence for eternal ages before the world was created, before man was created, was the part that Christ was to act in the work he entered upon when he came to this earth. And this wonderful mystery, the incarnation of Christ and the atonement that he made, must be declared to every son and daughter of Adam, whether Jew or Gentile. His sufferings perfectly fulfilled the claims of the law of God. [what does this mean? How do we understand it, through what law lens? The law of God claims to be the foundation upon which life is built. It claims there is no other way of operation in which life is eternally secure and sustainable. How did Jesus suffering fulfill this claim? By demonstrating that love is more powerful than selfishness and His resurrection was its proof.] None of the apostles could have filled the deficiency, had there been any.

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~ “Quoted from {ST, March 25, 1897}

Read: Romans 16:25-27, Ephesians 1:9-10, Ephesians 3:2-11, Colossians 1:25-27, Colossians 2:2-3


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