a reply to: areyousirius360
No, Mystery Babylon probably is those schools - those false doctrines - but what Paul is referring to is not Mystery Babylon.
Again, Paul clearly states what the mystery is that he's referencing. Look:
25 of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God, 26 the mystery which
has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. 27 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of
the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
What he is talking about is our adoption; our salvation; our redemption.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: 4 According
as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5 Having predestinated
us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself
, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6 To the praise of the glory of his
grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. 7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the
riches of his grace; 8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; 9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will,
according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: 10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one
all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: 11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being
predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: 12 That we should be to the praise of his
glory, who first trusted in Christ.
Colossians 1:27 and Ephesians 1:9-12 are saying the same thing.
This is the foundation of Christianity. If you know anything about Christianity - if you know anything about anything at all - it should be this:
Get baptized / take in the spirit of the Son. (Ezekiel 36:24-28)
Follow the spirit to Father. (John 14:6)
Actually, go read all of John 14 -- its saying the same thing too.