2:5–11). 601) Obviously one does not have to be a lawyer to be an umpire or to intervene in order to restore peace and friendship between two parties. God loves you and wants you to have peace and joy in your life through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Jesus the only Mediator. The Pastoral Epistles, by Dibelius and Conzelmann, acknowledges that at 1 Timothy 2:5 ‘the term “mediator” has a legal significance,’ and “although in this passage, in contrast to Heb 8:6, the [covenant] is not mentioned, one must nevertheless presuppose the meaning ‘mediator of the covenant,’ as the context shows.” Professor Oepke observes that 1 Timothy 2:5 presents Jesus as “the attorney and negotiator.”. To all those rightly disposed for everlasting life. The Watchtower Society’s Relationship with the UN, The Best Way to Fight Religious Intolerance. 5:1–2). The first covenant (the Mosaic Law) provided a means for the condemnation of people. He is not just another mediator, like Moses. The apostle John referred to these at 1 John 2:2. What do you all think of this, is it legitimate. “to act as umpire or peacemaker.” (pg. Rather, your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.”, Middlemen ease the way for others. 437). There is only one Mediator between mankind and God, and that is Jesus Christ. The other mediators were “types,” indicators pointing to him. T. Manton, D. D. Luke 9:34-36 While he thus spoke, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud.… 1. Does this mean that there is a specific legal sense involved in Jesus’ role as Mediator? Only they had the authority to intercede on the people’s behalf. Was it only as respects the law covenant that Moses served as a mediator? 8:19-21). A mediator, like an intercessor, is a go-between. I am very grateful that the Mediator completely knows and loves You and all people, has the perfect solution to our spiritual conflict, and is completely qualified and willing to bridge the gap between all people and You. Whereas the intercessor represents a lowly person to a high authority, the mediator works in the opposite direction. The J is soft as in “je”, so it’s not an English “dj” sound nor a Spanish jota. Thhanks for the post. Dear Father, I thank You that there is only one true Mediator (“go-between”) that links holy You and sinful mankind. Do you see the contextual support? Still, there is but one Mediator. Through it, we can clearly see we have sinned and stand in need of forgiveness and redemption. The priests from the tribe of Levi were the mediators between men and God. (New International Commentary on the New Testament). The word mesites occurs 6 times in the Greek scriptures. I want to see Him from different angles. 599). Moses saw God face to face. 8:6; 9:15; 12:24 Christ is the Surety of “the better covenant”,: “the new covenant,” guaranteeing its terms for His people.”(Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words.). “Jesus Christ is not the Mediator between Jehovah God and all mankind.He is the Mediator between his heavenly Father, Jehovah God, and the nation of spiritual Israel, which is limited to only 144,000 members.” 1 Timothy 2:5 “There is one God and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” There is only one God and he has made himself known. However, there is a difference in what the mediator does as a go-between. In stressing our Lord’s humanity, Paul is not denying His deity, for Paul elsewhere affirms that Jesus is truly God (Phil. Jesus is Mediator and High Priest of the New Covenant. A mediator attempts to influence a disagreement between two parties with the goal of resolving a dispute. Galatians 3:19 speaks about the law coming about by the hand of a mediator, referring to Moses. The universal validity of His mediatorial self-offering to death gives all a share in salvation from God’s standpoint. Since the whole world was created through him and unto him (John 1:3; 1st Cor. He asked nothing for himself but, rather, showed concern for Jehovah’s name that He had recently exalted by the Red Sea miracle, and regard for God’s promise to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I’ll make sure to bookmark iit and return to read more of your useful information. The “intermediary” in the general spatial sense; 3.