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Christianity Under Fire

The Mysteries Revealed
Study In Acts
Jesus In Genesis
Behemoth, Leviathan And Dragons, Oh My!
The Foolish Man's Guide To Confounding The Wise
A Defense of Individual Election unto Salvation & Critique of Absolute Corporate Election?
Group Think Or Whosoever Will Pt. 3
Paul's Purpose At Athens: Becoming All Things To All People
Personhood And Free Will
Scriptures Calvinist's Misinterpret
Resistance Is Futile!
You're a Hopeless Replacement Theologian If You:
Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth
You Know You're a Preterist if: Part 2
Are You Thankful For What You Have?
Top Ten Signs You Are a Fundamentalist Christian?
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Pope Apologizes For Telling the Truth
Catholic Catechism Paves the Way For Evolution
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Ultra Dispensationalism: Scriptural or Not?
Group Think or Whosoever Will?
Chronological Chart of New Testament
You Might Be A Closet Dispie If:
Body of Christ versus Israel
The Mark of the Beast: Is it Literal?
You Know You're A Preterist If:
You Know You're a Preterist if: Part Three
The Comings of Christ: The How, When and Where
Groupthink and Cliques in the Church
Focus on the Family or on God
Cult Aware
Open Door Fellowship OR Come As We Are Ministries?
Transubstantiation or Unsubstantiated: If The Plain Sense Makes Sense...
DaVinci Code: Was Christ's Divinity and the Bible invented at the Council of Nicea?
Plain Sense Interpretation/P'shat: Christs Comings
Isaiah 53: Human Sacrifice?
Isaiah 53: Christ Has Risen!!
Who Hath Believed Our Report?
Isaiah 53: Christ Our Passover Lamb
Isaiah 53: Messianic Prophecies Refuted?
Chart comparing Israel to Messiah
Isaiah 53: The Suffering Messiah
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Christs Coming and Time Gaps
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When Did the Church Begin?
When Did the Church Begin Pt. 2
Is America Cursed?
How and Why Christianity is Under Fire
Was Mary a Perpetual Virgin?
Tribulation or Jacob's Trouble?
Jewish Wannabes and the Holidays
Christmas Under Fire: When Christians Attack
Is Celebrating Christmas Scriptural?
Was Iraq a Just War?
Category 7: The End of the World
If It Believes, Then Waddles and Quacks like a Christian it is a....
Why Homosexuality Should Be Confronted and Exposed
The Doctrine Of Eternal Security-Can You Lose Your Salvation?
Does the Soul Sleep?
Did Jews Kill Jesus?...Hear What Some Jews Have to Say
Some Unscriptural Teachings of the Catholic Church
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Before and After
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My Old Ship, the USS Shreveport Assisting Hurricane Victims
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If the Plain Sense Makes Sense: Christ's Coming
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'Whenever God and man meet, there is a mystery." (Jesus Christ the God Man)

Looking into a Strongs Concordance for the word, 'mystery' will show several references in the OT.
I will specifically focus on the mysteries mentioned in the epistles and Revelation.
I will quote the verses then ask if anyone notices what the commonality is, other than the obvious answer which is Jesus Christ.
Here they are:
"And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: GOD WAS MANIFEST IN THE FLESH, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, PREACHED UNTO THE GENTILES, believed on in the world, received up into glory." (1 Timothy 3:16)
This is the foundational mystery, which is Jesus Christ our Lord who was God manifest in the flesh. (John 1;Titus 2;Hebrews 1;Philippians 2;Acts 20:28)
'Whenever God and man meet, there is a mystery.' (Jesus Christ the God Man)
All other mysteries are based on him. (Colossians 1:15-17)
There are other aspects of this mystery mentioned here.
Do you know what they are?
Here are some of the other related mysteries.
"For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be ONE flesh. 32 This is a GREAT MYSTERY: but I speak concerning CHRIST AND THE CHURCH." (Ephesians 5)
 "Having made known unto us the MYSTERY OF HIS WILL, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: 10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together IN ONE all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him.." (Ephesians 1)
This might be the secret/mystery of the good news rather than the good news of the secret, but this secret shares something with the other mysteries, which if not understood explains much of the confusion in the body of Christ today.
"Whereof I am made a minister, according to the DISPENSATION OF GOD which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; 26 Even the MYSTERY which hath been HID FROM AGES AND FROM GENERATIONS, but NOW IS MADE MANIFEST TO HIS SAINTS: 27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of THIS MYSTERY AMONG THE GENTILES; which is CHRIST IN YOU, the hope of glory: 28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:" (Colossians 1)
It is because of the ultimate mystery and his death that the related mysteries are possible. (Ephesians 2:14-17). The Body of Christ makes the body of Christ (Jew and Gentile) possible.
The assembly of the gospel accounts was not the body of Christ, because it was really about only the Jews.
However, there is some misunderstandings that must be addressed before the resultant mysteries take effect.
Israel...All men would have to be on the same level for the mysteries to come to pass. (Romans 11:32;Acts 13:46-14:1;Romans 1-3;1 Thess. 2:5)
A) The Self Righteousness of Israel needs to be addressed. (Romans 10)
B) The Unbelief of Israel (Romans 11:32; Acts 7; The Death of Christ)
Even the blindness of Israel is called a mystery. (Romans 11:25-27)
Biblical Oneness must 'conclude all in unbelief so that God may have mercy on all.' (Romans 11:32)
It also must be established that 'by the works of the law' no one will be justified.
So baptism, sacraments etc cannot make one reconciled to God and others.
Catholics and others still don't get this.
So the GOOD NEWS OF THE SECRET is Jesus Christ to all, Jew and Gentile by faith not works. This is why the gospel's purpose was to point out the limitations of the Jew.
'A Man's gotta know his limitations'
The SECRET OF THE GOOD NEWS is that it is by the death of Christ that we all will be justified through faith alone. Even in the suffering servant passage, it says, 'Who hath believed our report' (Isaiah 53)
 This was not revealed in the OT or even in the gospel accounts. (Colossians 1)
Even now messianic Jews still don't get this. (Ephesians 2:14-17)
The gospels and the early part of Acts used the cross as condemnation, not salvation. (Acts 2;1 Thess. 2:5)
Those that don't understand the ultimate mystery will not understand  the relation between the Jew and Gentile, the relation and distinctions between Israel and the church, even the relation of faith and works.
Even the rapture/resurrection is called a mystery. (1 Thess. 4:16,17;1 Corinthians 15)
All the mysteries are being revealed during the time of the blindness of Israel. This is why the rapture is not a subject of prophecy or related to Israel but is related to the mysteries and the body of Christ, that are not dependent on prior signs and OT predictions.
Understanding the ultimate mysteries/unions help us to understand other relationships, not only the connection but the distinctions in those relationships.
In the next post I will bring out the unholy mysteries which also represent a union, but an unholy union, that is if I don't have more to say about the holy unions.
                                                      BJ Max