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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Mystery

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The calling of the Gentiles into the Christian Church, so designated (Ephesians 1:9,10 ; 3:8-11 ; Colossians 1:25-27 ); a truth undiscoverable except by revelation, long hid, now made manifest. The resurrection of the dead (1 Corinthians 15:51 ), and other doctrines which need to be explained but which cannot be fully understood by finite intelligence (Matthew 13:11 ; Romans 11:25 ; 1 Corinthians 13:2 ); the union between Christ and his people symbolized by the marriage union (Ephesians 5:31,32 ; comp 6:19); the seven stars and the seven candlesticks (Revelation 1:20 ); and the woman clothed in scarlet (17:7), are also in this sense mysteries. The anti-Christian power working in his day is called by the apostle (2 Thessalonians 2:7 ) the "mystery of iniquity."


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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Mystery'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/m/mystery.html. 1897.


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the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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