Monday, February 10, 2020

How The Book Of Hebrews Refutes Catholic Mariology

        Only Jesus Christ, being sinless and perfect, is fit to make atonement for our sins (Hebrews 9:13-14; 10:1-10). Christ, our High Priest, offered Himself as a sacrifice before God the Father (Hebrews 9:24-28; Hebrews 10:10-12).

       Christ fully paid the debt of our sin and is now sitting at the right hand of God. He can relate to us in our sinful condition because He took on human flesh. He identified Himself with us. Christ forever makes intercession on our behalf before the Father (Hebrews 4:14-16; 7:23-28).

        His Mediatorship is superior to that of the Old Testament. It is eternal. It is permanent. His role is a replacement of the Old Testament priesthood. We can approach God with confidence through Christ's body and shed blood (Hebrews 10:19-23). We obtain grace and mercy in times of need.

        If Jesus Christ is the one and only qualified Mediator because of His sacrificial work on the Cross, then any potential mediatorial position of Mary would be redundant. The position of mediator and intercessor is exclusive to Him. He is sufficient to bring about all things pertaining to our redemption.

1 comment:

  1. Amen! It is all right there in Hebrews. "Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need." (4:16). And we draw near to God through Jesus, our eternal high priest according to Heb. 7:24-25. No need for the pope, a priest or Mary.