The mystery of the Word

I’m beginning to prep for next Sunday. The text is Romans 11:25 – 36. It starts out with these words,

25 For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery

Want to hear the verse in context? Romans 11
What is this about?

While reading through Robertson’s Word Pictures (a free download for e-Sword) I was most interested by the discussion of the word mustērion (μυστηριον) which is translated into English as mystery. Interpreted the word can’t mean an esoteric doctrine for the initiated or something hidden from the masses, it’s also not describing unknown secrets that can’t be comprehended, Rather, given the context in the New Testament sense, it is referring to something, which was once hidden and is now revealed to all.

An example where this can be clearly seen is Romans 16:25, where Paul writes,

25 Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which has been kept secret for long ages past, 26 but now is manifested, and by the Scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the eternal God, has been made known to all the nations, {leading} to obedience of faith; 27 to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, be the glory forever. Amen.

Want to hear the verse in context? Romans 16
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I accidently must have pushed the Publish button on this article previously rather than the Save Draft button. Oops. Only realized it later.


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