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Re: 4/1/79 WT

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  • warrior_of_the_sword
    No reply from the JW s???
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 25, 2009
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      No reply from the JW's???

      --- In jehovahswitnessesgathering@yahoogroups.com, "Alanna" <pokealanna@...> wrote:
      > Here we have right from the horse's mouth (or in this case the false prophet's mouth). Jesus is mediator ONLY for the 144,000. He is high priest for all but only mediator for the 144,000. The othe dubs are saved by extension, due to their close asosciation with those of 'the annointed', i.e. they do what the governing body tells them to do. Article below. How sad. Shame on the governing body for shutting up the kingdom of heaven tothose who would enter.
      > 1979 April 1st issue page 31, under qustions from the readers.)
      > QuestionsfromReaders
      > •
      > IsJesusthe"mediator"onlyforanointedChristians?
      > The term "mediator" occurs just six times in the Christian Greek Scriptures and Scripturally is always used regarding a formal covenant.
      > Moses was the "mediator" of the Law covenant made between God and the nation of Israel. (Gal. 3:19, 20) Christ, though, is the "mediator of a new covenant" between Jehovah and spiritual Israel, the "Israel of God" that will serve as kings and priests in heaven with Jesus. (Heb. 8:6; 9:15; 12:24; Gal. 6:16) At a time when God was selecting those to be taken into that new covenant, the apostle Paul wrote that Christ was the "one mediator between God and men." (1 Tim. 2:5) Reasonably Paul was here using the word "mediator" in the same way he did the other five times, which occurred before the writing of 1 Timothy 2:5, referring to those then being taken into the new covenant for which Christ is "mediator." So in this strict Biblical sense Jesus is the "mediator" only for anointed Christians.
      > The new covenant will terminate with the glorification of the remnant who are today in that covenant mediated by Christ. 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. During the millennium Jesus Christ will be their king, high priest and judge. For more detailed information, see AidtoBibleUnderstanding, pages 1129 and 1130 under "Mediator"; also God's"EternalPurpose"NowTriumphingforMan'sGood, page 160, paragraph 10; also TheWatchtower issues of February 15, 1966, pages 105 through 123; November 15, 1972, pages 685 and 686, under the subheading "Leading the Way to a New Covenant"; and April 1, 1973, pages 198 and 199, under the subheading "The New Covenant."
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