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In some respects, Jesus’ priesthood is vastly different for that of Aaron and his successors.  He does not merely assist sinful human beings in securing forgiveness from God; He Himself forgives sins (Mt. 9:1-8).  The Jewish high priest had to “offer sacrifice for his own sins just as he does for those of the people;” Jesus, the sinless One, addressed the sins of others exclusively (Heb. 5:3; 7:26-28; 4:14-16).  Moreover, He saves His people from their sins, not by slaying goats, calves and lambs, but by sacrificing Himself and pouring out His own blood (Mt. 1:21; 20:28; 26:26-28).

In some respects, Jesus’ priesthood is vastly different for that of Aaron and his successors.  He does not merely assist sinful human beings in securing forgiveness from God; He Himself forgives sins (Mt. 9:1-8).  The Jewish high priest had to “offer sacrifice for his own sins just as he does for those of the people;” Jesus, the sinless One, addressed the sins of others exclusively (Heb. 5:3; 7:26-28; 4:14-16).  Moreover, He saves His people from their sins, not by slaying goats, calves and lambs, but by sacrificing Himself and pouring out His own blood (Mt. 1:21; 20:28; 26:26-28).

Reference:  To Fulfill All Righteousness, Tabletalk, April 2004, p. 11, Used by Permission.


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Christ’s [refused] to claim the office of high priest for Himself. Rather, He accepted His appointment from the Father, which was a self-effacing act that cannot be restricted to His incarnate ministry alone, since the appointment to high priesthood preceded the work high priesthood itself.

Christ’s [refused] to claim the office of high priest for Himself. Rather, He accepted His appointment from the Father, which was a self-effacing act that cannot be restricted to His incarnate ministry alone, since the appointment to high priesthood preceded the work high priesthood itself.

Reference:  God is Love, Tabletalk Magazine, May 2004, p. 10. Used by Permission.