Quotes for Topic: Jesus_christ-priest
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.
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.