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NOTES: Divinization & Mediator (definition)

One who intervenes between two persons who are at variance, with a view to reconcile them. This word is not found in the Old Testament; but the idea it expresses is found in Job 9:33 , in the word "daysman" (q.v.), marg., "umpire."

This word is used in the New Testament to denote simply an internuncius, an ambassador, one who acts as a medium of communication between two contracting parties. In this sense Moses is called a mediator in Galatians 3:19 .

Christ is the one and only mediator between God and man ( 1 Timothy 2:5 ; Hebrews 8:6 ; 9:15 ; 12:24 ). He makes reconciliation between God and man by his all-perfect atoning sacrifice.

Such a mediator must be at once divine and human, divine, that his obedience and his sufferings might possess infinite worth, and that he might possess infinite wisdom and knowlege and power to direct all things in the kingdoms of providence and grace which are committed to his hands ( Matthew 28:18 ; John 5:22 John 5:25 John 5:26 John 5:27 ); and human, that in his work he might represent man, and be capable of rendering obedience to the law and satisfying the claims of justice ( Hebrews 2:17 Hebrews 2:18 ; Hebrews 4:15 Hebrews 4:16 ), and that in his glorified humanity he might be the head of a glorified Church ( Romans 8:29 ).

This office involves the three functions of prophet, priest, and king, all of which are discharged by Christ both in his estate of humiliation and exaltation. These functions are so inherent in the one office that the quality appertaining to each gives character to every mediatorial act. They are never separated in the exercise of the office of mediator.



June 20 at 4:47pm

Catholic defenders, I am tired of fighting for our catholic church
Please explain to me why this pope wrote in CCC 460 that if we partake in the eucharist we will be as Gods (capitalized, yes in capital letter... please explain

Nely, As the word suggest, the communion of saints refers to the bond of unity among the believers, both living and dead, who are committed followers of Christ. In Christ, we are made part of God’s family (1 Tim 3:15), children of God (1 John 3:1), joint heirs with Christ (Rom 8:17), and partakers of the divine nature (2 Pet 1:4). This family communion of saints is known to Catholics as the Mystical body of Christ. We are joined in a supernatural union as members of Christ’s own body, and thus as members of one another. Each of us participated in the divine life of Christ Himself. Be familiar with the image of the Vine and the Branches (John 15:1-5).

We as branches are connected to Christ the Vine, we are also connected to each other. It is the life and grace of Jesus that gives us life and unites us in our common pilgrimage to heaven. St Paul emphasizes this unity in Christ’s body in 1 Cor 12:12-27 (especially verses 25-27) and in Rom 12:4-16. Know these passages. (1)All Christians are members of Christ’s body and one another (Rom 12:5 and many others). (2) Jesus has one body (Eph 4:4; Col 3:15). (3) Death cannot separate Christians from Christ or from one another (Rom 8:35-39). (4) Christians are bound in mutual love (Rome 12:10; 1 Thess 5:11; Gal 6: 2). The teaching that the Church is the body of Christ is found throughout the NT: 1 Cor 10:16; Gal 3:28; Eph 1:22-23,4:4, 4:15-16, 5:21-32; Col 1:18, 3:15.

Maria: Ms nely,,,,, but to say, we becomes as Gods?
That is just wrong! Im going to conclude this pope that had said this is a false prophet, would I be wrong?