Is Jesus The Mediator Only for the Saints?
Jesus The Mediator for All mankind.
“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, a man, Christ Jesus, who gave himself a corresponding ransom for all—[this is] what is to be witnessed to at its own particular times. For the purpose of this witness I was appointed a preacher and an apostle—I am telling the truth, I am not lying—a teacher of nations in the matter of faith and truth”(I Timothy 2:5-7).
“My little children, I am writing YOU these things that YOU may not commit a sin. And yet, if anyone does commit a sin, we have a helper with the Father, Jesus Christ, a righteous one. And he is a propitiatory sacrifice for our sins, yet not for ours only but also for the whole world’s”(1 John 2:1-2).
How do we know that Jesus die for all humans?
How many people did Jesus mediate for?
Jesus is the Mediator of the New Covenant.
“But now [Jesus] has obtained a more excellent public service, so that he is also the mediator of a correspondingly better covenant, which has been legally established upon better promises. For if that first covenant had been faultless, no place would have been sought for a second; 8 for he does find fault with the people when he says: “‘Look! There are days coming,’ says Jehovah, ‘and I will conclude with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah a new covenant; not according to the covenant that I made with their forefathers in [the] day of my taking hold of their hand to bring them forth out of the land of Egypt, because they did not continue in my covenant, so that I stopped caring for them,’ says Jehovah.”
For this is the covenant that I shall covenant with the house of Israel after those days,’ says Jehovah. ‘I will put my laws in their mind, and in their hearts I shall write them. And I will become their God, and they themselves will become my people.
And they will by no means teach each one his fellow citizen and each one his brother, saying: “Know Jehovah!” For they will all know me, from [the] least one to [the] greatest one of them. 12 For I shall be merciful to their unrighteous deeds, and I shall by no means call their sins to mind anymore”(Hebrew 8: 6-11).
What is difference between new covenant and the old covenant?
Where will God write the new covenants?
So that is why he is a mediator of a new covenant, in order that, because a death has occurred for [their] release by ransom from the transgressions under the former covenant, the ones who have been called might receive the promise of the everlasting inheritance. 16 For where there is a covenant, the death of the [human] covenanter needs to be furnished”.(Hebrew 9:15)
Who is the mediator of the new covenants?
What does the old or former convenants produce?
What does the new covenants produce?
19 Why, then, the Law? It was added to make transgressions manifest, until the seed should arrive to whom the promise had been made; and it was transmitted through angels by the hand of a mediator. 20 Now there is no mediator where only one person is concerned, but God is only one. 21 Is the Law, therefore, against the promises of God? May that never happen! For if a law had been given that was able to give life, righteousness would actually have been by means of law. 22 But the Scripture delivered up all things together to the custody of sin, that the promise resulting from faith toward Jesus Christ might be given to those exercising faith.
What is the purpose of the law according to Galatia 3:19?
Why is the old convenants not able to give everlasting life?
Who were those under the new covenant?
The writer opinions:
The Bible does not leave us in doubt as to who was the mediator and for whom.
Humans always want to claim to be more important than others.
Jesus was and is the mediator for all mankind. He said, I came not to judge the world but to safe the world. He also said,”I came for the sinners and not for the righteous”. Therefore, anyone who thinks that Jesus is not the mediator for the whole world is eating from the table of false teachers(John 17:3, John 12:47, Mark 2:17).
All Christians should heed The warning in 1 John 4:1,6. Which says,”
Beloved ones, do not believe every inspired expression, but test the inspired expressions to see whether they originate with God, because many false prophets have gone forth into the world”.
Jesus is not mediator to the Great Crowd of Jehovah’s Witnesses or for the rest of mankind.
“Likewise, the Greater Moses, 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.” Worldwide Security Under the “Prince of Peace” pp.10-11
“Is Jesus the “mediator” only for anointed Christians? … So in this strict Biblical sense Jesus is the “mediator” only for anointed Christians.” Watchtower 1979 Apr 1 p.31
The above doctrine sound logical when comparing Jesus to Moses, when he was a mediator between the natural Jews. However, this doctrine contradict the Bible teaching that Jesus came to save the whole world of mankind. This is one the inspired expression of error(1 John 4:1, 6)
And the question is:
If Jesus is only mediator for the few thousand remaining remnant on earth, who is
mediator for the millions of Jehovah’s Witnesses that do not form part of the
“The “great crowd” of “other sheep” that is forming today is not in that new covenant. However, by their associating with the “little flock” of those yet in that covenant they come under benefits that flow from that new covenant.” Watchtower 1979 Apr 1 p.31
“They recognize that they are not spiritual Israelites in the new covenant mediated by Jesus Christ, nor part of the “chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation.”-1 Pet. 2:9. Yet they do benefit from the operation of the new covenant. They benefit from this just as, in ancient Israel, the “alien resident” benefited from residing in among the Israelites who were in the Law covenant.-Ex. 20:10; Lev. 19:10, 33, 34; Rev. 7:9-15. To keep in relationship with “our Savior, God,” the “great crowd” needs to remain united with the remnant of spiritual Israelites.” Watchtower 1979 Nov 15 p.27 Benefiting from “One Mediator Between God and Men”
Where is Jesus in that statement?
Most congregations no longer have any of the “little flock” to associate with and the reality for a Jehovah’s Witnesses is that salvation comes from following the Governing Body, the leaders of the Organization. Jesus role as mediator for the Anointed alone underpins the concept that following the directions of a “Faithful and Discreet Slave” is necessary for salvation. (JWFacts)