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April 16, 2014

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Being a martyr doesn’t mean one is right but it does mean one thinks he is right. The apostles suffered all kinds of injustices and eventually death in order to tell the story. They had nothing to gain by telling a lie. We can believe Christ is alive and can give us eternal life.

Hebrews 4:14 “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.”

Under the Law of Moses, God chose the tribe of Levi as the priestly tribe. Those from other tribes were not permitted to serve at the altar. It was a holy service and to violate it was to invite death.

Priests presided for God and in behalf of men. One of their chief duties was to offer sacrifices. Christ made one offering for sin (Hebrews 10:12). He offered himself by dying on the cross.

It is bold for any man to put himself in a position to make offerings in behalf of men. I have seen books which speak of the “sacrifice of the Mass.” The Bible is absent of any such language. These same books claim that Christ is sacrificed daily on a thousand altars. This, too, is foreign to the scriptures. There was only one offering for sin, Hebrews 10:14, “For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.” In response, it has been argued that there was one offering, Christ, but it is made daily.

The Bible foresees all such error of men. There is not only one offering, but that one offering was made only once. Hebrews 7:27, “Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.”

In the Christian age there is no special priesthood among men. Every Christian is a priest serving under Christ, his high priest. We constitute a spiritual house and are a holy priesthood. 1 Peter 2:5 “Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.”

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