Normally, God’s plan of salvation which, though once unknown to human beings, is now revealed by God.
God’s character and purpose cannot be discerned by human reason
God reveals his plans through dreams, interpreted by his servant
Da 2:28 Nebuchadnezzar’s dreams require the interpretation that God discloses to Daniel before they can be understood as a revelation of divine purposes for Babylon and the surrounding nations. See also Da 2:17-49; Da 4:9
The mystery of God’s kingdom
Mystery as God’s plan of salvation
Mystery as other aspects of God’s purposes, spiritually discerned 2Th 2:7 Paul’s reference to “the secret power (literally “mystery”) of lawlessness” suggests that we know some things about evil only as God reveals them. See also 1Co 13:2; 1Co 14:2
Mystery as an allegorical understanding of a biblical text, revealed to Paul by God Eph 5:31-32 Paul sees Ge 2:24 as symbolising the unity between Jesus Christ and his church; the unity of husband and wife is a human reflection of that relationship.
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