Tuesday, July 11, 2006

A Priest Forever - F.F. Bruce

Heb 7:25 Wherefore he [Christ] is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

Those who have Christ as their high priest and mediator with God have in him a Savior whose saving power is available without end, not liable to the mischances of mortal life. He lives eternally, eternally engaged to bless and protect those who have committed themselves to him. The way of approach to God through him is a way which is always open, because in the presence of God he represents his people as “a priest for ever.” He is no mediator in the ordinary sense, a go-between who places his good offices at the disposal of two parties in the hope of bringing them to agreement. He is the unique Mediator between God an mankind because he combines Godhead and manhood perfectly in his own person; in him God draws near to men and women and in him men and women may draw near to God, with the assurance of constant and immediate access.

-F.F. Bruce; The Epistle to the Hebrews-

1 Comments:

At Wednesday, July 12, 2006 5:34:00 AM, Blogger T A Blankenship said...

Doug, It is great to know that Jesus is the only mediator between God and man.
It is also good to be reminded of this often. Thanks for the good words.

 

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