Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Marsha's Musings: Compelling Arguments Against Earthly Priests (Hebrews 10:11-14 NKJV)

And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified. (Hebrews 10:11-14 NKJV)

The author of Hebrews keeps emphasizing the fact that Jesus is superior to all earthly priests, that earthly priests sacrifice the same sacrifices repeatedly and that their sacrifices can never take away sins.

It couldn't be any clearer.  Priests are not necessary since Christ is now in that office.  All those religions that employ priests are clearly usurping the place of Christ.  We have direct access to God through Jesus Christ.  Yet earthly priests are seen as intermediaries between the people and God.  The author of Hebrews makes it clear that Jesus made the only sacrifice that can take away sin and that He is an effective priest where all others can not do anything to take away the sins of the people.  Theses are compelling arguments in Hebrews.

I'm so thankful I am free to come directly to God through Jesus Christ.  This part of the freedom that comes in knowing the true Jesus Christ, the true God.  

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