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1 Timothy 2:5 – Óne God, óne mediator

05-11-2019 - Posted by Andre Piet

For there is one God, and one Mediator of God and mankind, a Man, Christ Jesus…

Truth number óne in all Biblical education is: there is óne GOD. It sounds like an echo throughout Biblical testimony. It is simple but also fundamental. Every deviation from this truth is by definition a lie. It is also a logical truth. Because, suppose there were more than one god, then the other god could prevent what the first god wants. A god who must share his power is not almighty. In other words, God would not really be GOD. There is either one GOD or there is no GOD.

But not only GOD is unique, so is the mediator. Christ Jesus is not the óne GOD, no, he is the óne mediator of God and people. He and he alone. He represents the invisible GOD to the people. But he also represents humanity to GOD. That is what a mediator is and does. This one mediator is a person, Christ Jesus.

What Paul puts into words in one sentence is so sharp and simple. And wonderfully clear … no human wisdom can beat that!