What Does 1 Timothy 2:5 Mean?

For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

1 Timothy 2:5(ESV)

Verse Thoughts

“There is one God”, is the plain statement at the beginning of Genesis and the heavens and earth declare His glory and to Him all prayer and praise for all men should be offered. But none can approach that awesome heavenly throne for God is pure and righteousness, while man is intrinsically evil and permanently estranged from His presence, for all have sinned and fallen short of His glory - all are condemned to eternal separation. BUT praise be to God that there is one mediator for all men and all women, indivisible and eternal, the man Christ Jesus - the incarnate God, Who became the sacrifice to pay the price for all men and all women – all who would believe on His name.

God could do no more. He came in the likeness of mortal flesh, lived a humiliating life, died an obscene death and was hated and scorned by those He came to save - because it is not His will that any are condemned but that all come to faith in Him - What amazing grace. What astonishing, beautiful, glorious grace.

But cults and creeds, religions and denomination near and far, minimise His atoning work, deny His eternal deity, accredit others as 'co-redeemers' with Him and replace the glorious gospel of grace with another 'gospel'.

The enemy has blinded the truth to multitudes and sown lies and distortions in the minds of the masses. But the plain word of God, still shines as a light in a dark world, proclaiming the eternal truth, that there is one God and one mediator between God and man - the Man Christ Jesus.

God Himself, in the person of Jesus Christ, became fully human, for God alone was good enough to pay the awful price for sin – for unless a perfect man from Adam’s fallen race could be found to become humanities perfect sacrifice, mankind as a race would be cursed, condemned, damned and eternally separated from God, forever.

There is one God and one Mediator between God and every man, woman and child that has been born into this human race can receive salvation through Him – by faith, And He is our Lord Jesus Christ.

My Prayer

Thank You Father God for sending Your Son to be my redeemer and my mediator. Thank You that through His death and resurrection the gulf between God and man has been forever removed for all who believe. Father I believe in Jesus Christ, my one and only Mediator - and thank You for Jesus, in His name I pray, AMEN.

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