Instead, mysteries are those things that were not plainly known under the old covenant but are now unveiled for all to see. Cults commonly claim to have special teachings that are available only to a few who are wise enough to understand them or have enough money to buy this knowledge. This is far different from biblical Christianity, which assumes that God plays no favorites in delivering revelation but has given to all of His people all that they need for life and godliness in the Scriptures.
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Enduring Word Bible Commentary Ephesians Chapter 3
Sproul Sinclair Ferguson W. Paul was given the task of taking the gospel to the wider world. He was at the forefront of this campaign. He is referring to his worthiness to be chosen.
Ephesians 3 – The Revealing of God’s Mystery
He had been a chief activist in the persecution of the Christian Way. Christ stopped Paul dead in his tracks. Paul marvelled at this grace. Paul could see the terrible darkness in the world. Humanity stumbled in ignorance, spiritually destitute. He was totally dedicated to that end.
Paul was granted the power to achieve his commission. It was not himself that accomplished it, but God working in him and giving him the revelation, the answer to the mystery, the answer the whole world needed.
God purposed to make his wisdom known. This mystery is made known to the rulers and authorities in the highest realms. It is made known through the people God has called out. We are confident in his faith.
But now through Jesus Christ the veil of mystery is removed and the good message is revealed. Without him, there would not even have been any mystery in which to find hope.
However Jesus tasks all those he calls into his one body of holy people. He gives them all the great commission, "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them It is now an open secret that life is not about believing in yourself. It's about believing in Jesus Christ.
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