A Great Mystery Unfolded
1 Timothy 3:16
Paul's central idea is: "Great is the mystery of godliness".
Published June 1st, 2012
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2010-07-11 21:42:58
Paul's central idea is: "Great is the mystery of godliness". Then he gives six perspectives on why this mystery is so great. These expansive phrases seem to form a progression of thought where each one 'piles on' yet another reason why Paul's initial assertion is justified. The structure of these expansions are parallel to each other. Each expression has a verb followed by a prepositional phrase which gives context to the action being described. Two sets of three? In this particular arc, I have arranged the six statements as two sets of three. The first three describe events which took place during His time here on earth with a special emphasis on the witness of His life (He was manifested, justified, seen). The second three statements describe events which followed this witness. These are the results of this life (preached, believed on, taken up). Six independent statements? It may be though, that there is no intention to divide these statements into groups of two or three. Instead, Paul's intent may be that they should each stand on their own as a simple progression. Perhaps these six statements are intended to be consecutive: - "manifested in the flesh" - incarnation (Rom 1:3) - "vindicated by the Spirit" - resurrection (Rom 1:4) - "seen of angels" - post-resurrection, ascension (Acts 1:10), or glorification - "proclaimed among the nations" - present day of grace - "believed on in the world" - present day - "taken up in glory" - perhaps the church (as his body) being gathered to himself (thus joining its mystical head), making him complete in glory; or him being received to this world in glory to reign as rightful King.
10000000043533 43533 Notes 2010-07-10 21:46:22 2010-07-11 21:42:58 Paul's central idea is: "Great is the mystery of godliness". Then he gives six perspectives on why this mystery is so great. These expansive phrases seem to form a progression of thought where each one 'piles on' yet another reason why Paul's initial assertion is justified. The structure of these expansions are parallel to each other. Each expression has a verb followed by a prepositional phrase which gives context to the action being described. Two sets of three? In this particular arc, I have arranged the six statements as two sets of three. The first three describe events which took place during His time here on earth with a special emphasis on the witness of His life (He was manifested, justified, seen). The second three statements describe events which followed this witness. These are the results of this life (preached, believed on, taken up). Six independent statements? It may be though, that there is no intention to divide these statements into groups of two or three. Instead, Paul's intent may be that they should each stand on their own as a simple progression. Perhaps these six statements are intended to be consecutive: - "manifested in the flesh" - incarnation (Rom 1:3) - "vindicated by the Spirit" - resurrection (Rom 1:4) - "seen of angels" - post-resurrection, ascension (Acts 1:10), or glorification - "proclaimed among the nations" - present day of grace - "believed on in the world" - present day - "taken up in glory" - perhaps the church (as his body) being gathered to himself (thus joining its mystical head), making him complete in glory; or him being received to this world in glory to reign as rightful King. notes
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1 Timothy 3:16
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And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:
Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness:
God was manifest in the flesh,
He was manifested in the flesh,
justified in the Spirit,
vindicated by the Spirit,
seen of angels,
seen by angels,
preached unto the Gentiles,
proclaimed among the nations,
believed on in the world,
believed on in the world,
received up into glory.
taken up in glory.
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10000000043533 43533 Arc 2010-07-10 21:46:22 2010-07-11 21:42:58 editing 1 Timothy 3 16 3 16 1 Timothy 3:16 54 NT kjv esv i536629 i536622 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: i536630 i536631 i536623 God was manifest in the flesh, He was manifested in the flesh, i536624 justified in the Spirit, vindicated by the Spirit, i536625 seen of angels, seen by angels, i536632 i536626 preached unto the Gentiles, proclaimed among the nations, i536627 believed on in the world, believed on in the world, i536628 received up into glory. taken up in glory. actionresult 2 ideaexplanation 1 1 1 1 kjv 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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