Romans 16:25-27 by Thomas Ice
Paul again uses the term “mystery” as he closes out his theological masterpiece in Romans. Here “mystery” is associated with the gospel that Paul has grounded the Roman believers in. Interestingly, these final three verses in Romans have been totally excluded from the Majority Text. Textual critic Bruce Metzger and his committee of textual scholars believe these three verses are part of the original and almost all manuscripts include them as genuine. Following the flow of the text, it is likely that Paul would end this great Epistle with a doxological prayer in which he praises God for His magnificent plan of the gospel.
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