The Gospel is the truth whether we believe it or not. As Alistair Begg explains, the “mystery of godliness” described in 1 Timothy 3 summarizes this truth. The Lord Jesus came in the flesh and was vindicated through His resurrection from death. The apostles proclaimed this among the nations, and Jews and gentiles alike believed in Christ, fulfilling God’s promise to bring blessing to the world. He then ascended to heaven, whence we eagerly anticipate His glorious return.
14I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these things to you so that, 15if I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth. 16Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness:
He5 was manifested in the flesh,
seen by angels,
proclaimed among the nations,
believed on in the world,
taken up in glory.
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