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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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