There is one God (1 Tim. 2:5)

“There is one God.

There is also one mediator

Between God

And humankind,

Christ Jesus,

Himself human.”

εἷς γὰρ Θεός, εἷς καὶ μεσίτης Θεοῦ καὶ ἀνθρώπων, ἄνθρωπος Χριστὸς Ἰησοῦς,

Paul said, “There is one God (εἷς γὰρ Θεός).  There is also one mediator (εἷς καὶ μεσίτης) between God (Θεοῦ) and humankind (καὶ ἀνθρώπων), Christ Jesus (Χριστὸς Ἰησοῦς), himself human (ἄνθρωπος).”  Only the Pauline letters used this word μεσίτης, that means an arbitrator, a mediator, intermediary, go-between, or arbiter.  Paul used strong monotheistic terms to explain the role of Jesus Christ.  There was only one God, as the Jews had proclaimed.  Just as there was one God, there was only one mediator between God and all us humans.  This mediator is quite simply the unique human man Jesus Christ.  Jesus Christ was the God-man who intercedes for us with God.  He is both divine and human at the same time.  He reconciled us worldly humans with God, the Father.  He has bridged the gap between divine and human so that now mere humans and God are no longer separated.  All humans can be reconciled with God through Jesus Christ.  Do you accept Jesus Christ as the only mediator between you and God?

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