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The Mystery of Godliness

The Mystery of Godliness

by Bill Allen on Friday, July 22, 2011 at 11:58pm

1 Tim. 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

In this text, the source of godliness is examined. Godliness, true inner spiritual piety, awe and reverence towards God, which would be truely mysterious to those who do not posess it and which are only concerned with outward religious forms or those who fear not God, and also mysterious to those who do posses it but are uninformed from the gospel as to its source and therefore mysterious to both groups, is revealed to be the One who is God manifest in the flesh, who was justified in the Spirit, was seen of angels of both the heavenly and earthly kinds but particularly the earthly kind as they then preached it unto the Gentiles who then believed in this same One who was also received up into glory. The solution to the mystery godliness is none other that Jesus Christ who dwells within us, giving us a new heart and mind and is the source of true inner piety, love and devotion to God in all fear and reverence.

One Response to “The Mystery of Godliness”

  • Nice site you have here. I’ve looked at your rant regarding “Unity Desktop” and must agree, as I re-installed Maverick Meerkat because of it. It reminds me of the setup on OLPC netbooks.

    Not sure you’ll see anything on my own site, as it seems to be broken, along with others in the motd list, and I’m not good enough to correct this. If you see the catagories on my site, do check out the few posts, especially concerning David and Goliath, which I think you’ll find interesting.

    Grace and peace through Jesus Christ….