Mystery Teachings in the Bible

The Bible uses the word "mystery" in reference to many of its teachings, not to convey that these teachings are beyond human understanding but rather that in the past they were beyond human  understanding but now are made known.  They are declarations of new information, previously unknown but now revealed and recorded in New Testament books of the Bible.  The Greek word is musterion, meaning initiation into knowledge.  Something had been hidden, was unknown, but now is revealed.  Therefore when we find the word "mystery" in Scripture we need to understand that new information was being declared.

The mysteries of Scripture are as follows:

The mysteries of the kingdom (Matthew 13:11)

The mystery of the Cross (1 Corinthians 2:7-8)

The mystery of immortality (1 Corinthians 15:51-53

The mystery of the Church, the Body of Christ (Colossians 1:24-26)

The mystery of Christ indwelling Gentiles (Colossians 1:27)

The mystery of godliness (1 Timothy 3:16)

The mystery of iniquity  (2 Thessalonians 2:7)

The mystery of Babylon  (Revelation 17:5)

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