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Jesus -wk 4: High priest and only mediator between you and God (why you don’t need to confess to a priest).

 

Consider these verses…

 

“Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:14-16

 

If you have personally put your faith in Jesus Christ to save you from your sins he is your high priest! He’s felt your pain. And he is the only mediator, approved by God, to fill this role.

Remember when Jesus died on the cross and the veil was torn in two (see Matthew 27:51 and Exodus 26:33)? That did not happen by chance. That was a physical picture God gave  to us that reveals a spiritual truth. That Jesus Christ has now made it possible for us to have direct communication with God through him, Jesus! (You do not have to confess to a priest and no number of hail Mary’s, etc will cleanse you of your sins).

Only Jesus Christ lived a perfect human life (because he was God) and by living a human life subjected to what is common among us and never sinning he was the only acceptable sacrifice whose shed blood God would accept as payment for our sins. He is our only hope. If that’s not good enough for you there is one other way. You’ll get to pay for your sins yourself for all eternity in hell because sin cannot stand in God’s presence and you and I are stained with sin.  (And you’re missing out on an abundant life by rejecting Christ! )

If you’ve never received Christ:

Mark it down, you do not have to clean up your life before you come to Christ.

Guess what?

You could never in a million years make yourself clean and straight enough to be worthy of God. This is the love of God, that he sent his only Son to die for us.

We have to receive what Christ did for us (Romans 10:9-10), he won’t force it on you. He’s given you a choice. What will you do?

 

*Linking up at RaisingHomemakers.
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Tracy Zdelar

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3 Comments

  1. You need to go to this we site. or explain this part of scripture. On the evening of the first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” And when he said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.”

    http://www.saintaquinas.com/confess_essay.html

    • Hi Jayme,

      First, thanks for the question and the link. It helps me see why Catholics believe what they believe about their church. But…

      Second, that essay is so wrong and points to more wrongs taught by the Catholic church. So much so, that I will write a post on it rather than try to explain it all here.

      I hope you’ll subscribe so you don’t miss that post. I’ll list several things the Catholic church teaches that are unbiblical “church teachings”.

      Tracy

  2. Thanks for linking! I just scheduled my post for tomorrow and referenced this same verse!

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