What are the ‘unsearchable riches of Christ’ Eph. 3:8?

Question: What did Paul mean when he spoke of the “unsearchable riches of Christ”? Answer: The Apostle does not specify what is included in the “riches of Christ.” But Scripture shows many aspects of Christ’s knowledge (wisdom, teaching) that may properly be called “riches” and also “unsearchable.” They are “riches” because they have eternal worth, … [Read more…]

What is the Fellowship of the Mystery?

Answer: What does Paul mean when he says that we are to make all [men] see what is the fellowship [dispensation] of the mystery?” Other translations of this text use the word “administration” in place of fellowship’ “To bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in … [Read more…]

What is the ‘mystery’ Paul so often talks about?

Question: What is the ‘mystery’ that Paul talks about in his Epistles? Answer: The apostle Paul in his Epistles used the term “mystery” often (twenty-one times) when speaking of the Divine revelation. He spoke of the “mystery of the gospel,” “the revelation of the mystery,” “the mystery of God,” “the mystery of Christ,” “the mystery … [Read more…]

What are the ‘Afflictions of the Gospel’ as Paul Wrote to Timothy?

Question: What did Paul mean when he wrote to Timothy, that he should be a “partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God?” What are the “afflictions of the gospel?” Answer: This text contains Paul’s words to his son-in-the-faith Timothy: “Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our … [Read more…]