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This doctrine was made evident from several passages: Jesus is the only mediator between God and man (1 Timothy 2:5). Therefore, priests as mediators is against this biblical passage. We are called a holy people, a royal priesthood (1 Peter 2:9) Jesus blood has made us into priests and kings (Revelation 5:10) The apostles were not supposed to be ...


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The purpose of congregational gathering is not exclusively to provide the laity access to someone who can be a mediator between them and God, so the assumption that the priesthood of all believers is mutually exclusive is invalid. Gathering as a congregation has many purposes, including mutual edification, encouragement toward love and good deeds, ...


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At least part of this answer I believe comes through obedience to the many ‘one another’ commands of the New Testament. We are exhorted in various ways to be involved with and caring for one another: To admonish one another (Rom. 15:14) To comfort and encourage one another (1 Thess. 4:18; 5:11; Heb. 3:13) To worship with one another (Eph. 5:19; Col. ...


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You are correct in viewing the priesthood of all believers as obviating the need for a mediator between oneself and God - but there is also incumbent upon the participant a duty, as a priest, to minister to one's fellow congregants. Put simply, without a congregation, there is no one to minister. As a member in the priesthood of all believers, I am to ...


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The Catholic Church believes in three different types of priests: (Edited from this Wikipedia article.) first, the priesthood of all believers (1 Peter 2:5–9); second, the ordained priesthood (Acts 14:23, Romans 15:16, Titus 1:5); and third, the high priesthood of Jesus (Hebrews 3:1). The Catholic Church accepts the 'priesthood of all believers' ...


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The sacrament of confession (or penance or reconcilliation) was not specifically instituted by any of the Gospels. However, all four Gospels address the forgiveness of sin and the sacrament is entirely consistent with what Jesus is purported to have said and done. This is evidenced not only by John 20:22-23, but on the other Gospel accounts of Jesus ...


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I would say to a degree all should (as @curiousdannii said). Take John 20:22-24 into account for this, If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld. I believe what you are asking is more directed to the Office of the Keys as Lutheran's call it (which is more known in Catholicism as ...



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