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The Word Mystery Means

Has anyone studied out the word MYSTERY in the bible?

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The word mystery according to the Strong's Guide to Bible words means secret. According to the Standard Desk Dictionary it means, Something that is not or cannot be known, understood, or explained. Something that is not fully revealed. A truth that can be known only through divine revelation. I hope that helps!
---Cynthia on 8/16/07

Is it not Babylon The Great? Mystery, Mother of all the Harlots and the abominations of the earth (Revelation)
If So who or what is Babylon The Great??
---David on 8/16/07

Mysteries in the Bible are the things hidden from uninspired people, esoteric things like how can God become flesh, as in Almighty God becoming man as in Jesus Christ, etc.
---Eloy on 8/13/05

Jeffrey - I haven't studied this subject but when I read the verses you quoted all I hear is: Christ in you, the hope of glory. -- Christ (the Anointed One) in the Gentile is his hope of glory; Christ (the Anointed One) in the Israelite is his hope of glory; Christ (the Anointed One) in the body is our hope of glory. Without Christ in us, there is no hope. Isn't that the mystery of the gospel?
---DoryLory on 8/12/05

1Cr 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

In this verse, and in a word. Rapture!
---ken on 8/12/05

An integral part of the mystery is the one body, of which we are "members in particular" (1 Cor 12:27), each taking his direction from Christ, the head. And we are to endeavor "to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace" (Eph 4:3), which is basically recognizing the Christ in others.

There's a LOT more to know about it, but this is not the place for a major teaching. I'd be happy to share more with you individually, if you like. - jeffr5976
---Jeffrey on 8/11/05

Col 1:27 tells us "the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles," which is, as DoryLory said, "Christ in you, the hope of glory." But the mystery, itself, is stated in Eph 3:6:

"That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:"

That's HUGE! - but hard to grasp because we realize neither how great the separation between Judean and gentile was, nor the importance of the law.
---Jeffrey on 8/11/05

David, Babylon is a mystery religion, or mysticism. But there are several mysteries (or secrets). In Matt 13:11, Jesus mentioned the "mysteries of the kingdom of heaven."

There is a great mystery "which was kept secret since the world began, but now is made manifest" (Rom 11:25-26). This mystery is so important that "none of the princes [devil spirits] of this world knew: for had they known {it}, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory." (1 Cor 2:8)
---Jeffrey on 8/11/05

The mystery of the gospel is:
"...CHRIST in you, your hope of glory." (Colossians 1:27)
---DoryLory on 8/11/05

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