In this brief video excerpt, Bible teacher/researcher Jerry Robinson discusses the many mysteries in the Bible and explains that they can only be apprehended and understood through revelation, not reason.

The word “mystery” appears 28 times in the New Testament.

It is translated from the Greek word, mustérion and literally means “a mystery or secret doctrine.”

This word for mystery is derived from the Greek word, “muo,” which literally means “to shut the mouth” (as in keeping a secret).

 

VIDEO: Mysteries in the Bible


This video is an excerpt from our full-length teaching entitled: The Mystery of the Kingdom.

Here’s a broader definition of this word from the Strong’s Concordance: “a mystery, secret, of which initiation is necessary; in the NT: the counsels of God, once hidden but now revealed in the Gospel or some fact thereof; the Christian revelation generally; particular truths or details of the Christian revelation.”

Mystery - Musterion

So too, the HELPS Word-studies says this about the word “mustérion.”

“In the Bible, a “mystery” is not something unknowable. Rather, it is what can only be known through revelation, i.e. because God reveals it.”

The Mysteries in the Bible

This word mystery, which appears 28 times in the New Testament, is connected and related to many topics in the Bible, including:

The Kingdom of God

  • Matthew 13:11
  • Mark 4:11
  • Luke 8:10
  • 1 Corinthians 2:7
  • 1 Corinthians 13:2

The Ingrafting of the Gentiles

  • Romans 11:25
  • Romans 16:25
  • Luke 8:10
  • Ephesians 1:9
  • Ephesians 3:3,9
  • Colossians 1:26,27

Stewardship

  • 1 Corinthians 4:1
  • 1 Timothy 3:9

The Last Trumpet

  • 1 Corinthians 15:51

Speaking in Tongues

  • 1 Corinthians 14:2

The Bride of Christ

  • Ephesians 5:32

The Gospel

  • Ephesians 6:19

Christ

  • Ephesians 3:4
  • Colossians 2:2

Lawlessness

  • 2 Thessalonians 2:7

Godliness

  • 1 Timothy 3:16

The Seven Stars of the Seven Churches of Revelation

  • Revelation 1:20

God

  • Revelation 10:7

Babylon/Woman

  • Revelation 17:5,7

All of the passages are worthy of individual study and spiritual reflection.

For a more in-depth discussion of what the Bible says about the mystery of the Kingdom of God, watch this recent teaching by Jerry Robinson entitled: The Mystery of the Kingdom.

 

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