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THE MYSTERY OF THE AGES
The word "mystery" does not necessarily mean that which cannot be explained. It can mean that which has not been made known, and this is the meaning used in Gal. 3:1-12 where the Apostle Paul explained the mystery of the ages.
What was this mystery, or that which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men? In verse 6 Paul explained simply 'that the Gentl1es should be fellow-heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel." Further, verse 11 tells us that this was God's eternal purpose in Jesus Christ our Lord.
In the previous chapter (£ph. 2) Paul had explained how that Christ had abolished the written law given through Moses so that he might reconcile both Jew and Gentile in one body by the cross. That one body is his church (Eph. 4:4, Col. 1:18). The mystery of the ages has been fully revealed and explained unto men, therefore it is no longer a mystery.
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