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The Mediatorship of Christ: Part Two: Christ’s Engagements as Mediator

The suretyship of Christ in His office as Mediator      Christ is our Surety because He transfers our obligations and debts to Himself, leaving us free from them. Those who preach that Christ was not imputed with our sin and did not pay a ransom for sinners’ debts, leave the sinner with his obligations, guilt and debts. He is forgiven, but still guilty, as if Christ had never unburdened him. Nowadays, we hear that Christ brings us pardon but not freedom from guilt, so we must constantly mortify ourselves through the moral law, to put into practice what Christ has gained for us in theory. The entire Mosaic law could neither save nor sanctify a sinner, so how can a cut-down version of it work such miracles? Christ’s Mediatorial… Full Article

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The Mediatory and Covenantal Offices of Christ (Part 1)

The Mediatory and Covenantal Offices of Christ: An Evaluation and Acceptance of the Doctrine as expressed by the Reformation in General and John Gill in Particular.   Part One: Christ’s Qualifications as Mediator   Christ’s Covenant Mediatorship The New Testament, especially the Epistle to the Hebrews, describes Christ as Mediator. This office is allied to Christ’s further office, that of Covenant Head. He is described as the Mediator of the new and better covenant (Heb. 8:6; 9:15; 12:24). Christ alone bears this office as “there is one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus (1 Tim. 2:5). Many say that Moses, too, was a Mediator. His office, however, was that of God’s spokesman. Christ… Full Article

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Where Olyott Got It Wrong

     Stuart Olyott caused such a stir with his slangy persiflage of Luther in his Where Luther Got It Wrong – and Why We Need to Know About It that the BOT magazine had to spend part of the following two issues striving to repair the damage. Olyott claims, without giving either source or context, that Luther’s position on the Word of God was the following:      ‘I opposed indulgences and all papists, but never by force. I simply taught, preached, wrote God’s Word: otherwise I did nothing. And then, while I slept, or drank Wittenberg beer with my Philip of Amsdorf, the Word so greatly weakened the papacy that never a prince or emperor did such damage to it. I did nothing: the Word did it all. Had I wanted to start… Full Article

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