Great question Michael!! Blessings!!
The mystery of faith is a term that occurs in 1 Timothy 3:9.
“Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain, but holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.“
Whenever I hear the word “mystery”, my curiosity kicks in. I want to know. I want to understand. I’m guessing you do as well. Depending on the English translation, the Greek phrase τὸ μυστήριον τῆς πίστεως is translated “the mystery of faith,” “the mystery of the faith,” or “the deep truths of the faith.”
- The verse in which the phrase appears is about servants (aka deacons).
- Paul is advising Timothy about what sort of man should be trusted with the office of deacon in order to serve the local church body.
Paul says a deacon should be dignified, truthful, and one who “holds to the mystery of faith with a clear…
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