Mystery

“The calling of the Gentiles into the Christian Church, so” “designated (Eph. 1:9, 10; 3:8-11; Col. 1:25-27); a truth” “undiscoverable except by revelation, long hid, now made” “manifest. The resurrection of the dead (1 Cor. 15:51), and other” doctrines which need to be explained but which cannot be fully understood by finite intelligence (Matt. 13:11; Rom. 11:25; 1 Cor. 13:2); the union between Christ and his people symbolized “by the marriage union (Eph. 5:31, 32; comp. 6:19); the sevenstars and the seven candlesticks (Rev. 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 Thess. 2:7) the “mystery of iniquity.”

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