To understand Matthew 13:11, read Matthew 11:25…

Thanks to everyone who left such thoughtful comments on my Matthew 13:11 post from a few days back.Simon writes: I had never seen that verse as relating to contemplation. Rather, it seems to me to refer to basic Christian truths. My Vine’s Dictionary says “In the ordinary sense a mystery implies knowledge withheld; its Scriptural significance is truth revealed”. I think Vine's is nailing it on the head. This is how Christian mysticism differs from pagan mysticism: the pagan mystery cults wer … [Read more...]