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Knowledge and Mystery

Source Name: 
Christ on the Cross (p.xii)
Source Author: 
John Stevenson

Let "no Christian shrink from the contemplation of the ‘great mystery of godliness, God manifest in the flesh,’ 1Timothy 3:16. So far as it is ‘revealed,’ it ‘belongs unto us,’ Deuteronomy 29:29. Remember, also, that there is nothing mysterious in itself. Knowledge, like the light, makes all things plain. Mystery is but a watchword of creature ignorance. As we advance from the lowest scale of being to the highest, we find that every rank calls that above it a mystery, and that beneath it a simplicity. God looks down from the height of being, and deems universal nature a simplicity.

"He only, whose name is "I am that I am,’ is the great mystery of eternity. We shall ‘understand all mysteries, and all knowledge,’ 1Corinthians 13:2, but we shall be ever learning something further of the mystery of the Godhead, which passes knowledge. What we shall learn regarding God, shall instantly cease to be mysterious, and we shall plainly and fully comprehend it. What we shall not have learned concerning the Divine Being will appear so mysterious and wonderful, that the fresh zest of inquiry shall be kept eternally alive."


Daily Proverb

Proverbs 25:4

Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer.