I.                   The Sacerdotal Office of Christ (p. 342)

A.                The grace which Christ proclaimed as Prophet He purchased for us as Priest.

1.                  Note the interrelation of the offices.

2.                  Folly to grant Him a prophetic office if deny the vicarious satisfaction of Christ (as Socinians, rationalists, et al, do)

3.                  Otherwise, He would only be a preacher of morality.

B.                 Therefore, question as to what He did as our High Priest is of supreme importance.


II.                The Sacerdotal Office of Christ in the State of Humiliation (p. 342 et. seq.)

A.                Christ

1.                  In Old Testament and New Testament expressly called “Priest”.

a.                   Ps 110:4.

b.                  Zec 6:13.

c.                   Heb 5:6.

d.                  Heb 8:1

2.                  In state of humiliation has reconciled whole world to God (2Co 5:18,19)

B.                 Scripture

1.                  States not only that world is reconciled to God.

2.                  Also gives explicit information of the mode and manner, or the means by which accomplished.

a.                   Jn 17:19.

b.                  1Ti 2:5,6.

c.                   1Jn 2:2.

3.                  He was both Priest and Sacrifice.

a.                   Heb 7:27.

b.                  Sacrificed Himself by

(1)               Offering up His holy life.

(a)                Heb 7:26.

(b)               Heb 9:14.

(c)                Not just that He did not break commandments.

(d)               But also that He obediently kept all commandments.

(2)               Offering His suffering and death for us (Eph 5:2)

C.                 Effect of reconciliation.

1.                  Mankind delivered from all terrible consequences.

a.                   Of guilt.

b.                  From death.

c.                   From power of Satan.

d.                  From dominion of sin, etc.

2.                  2Ti 1:9b,10.

3.                  1Co 15: the locus classicus on the abolition of death by Christ.

4.                  Heb 2:14.

5.                  His expiatory death is the judgment on Satan.

a.                   The expulsion from the Kingdom.

b.                  Jn 12:31.

c.                   Jn 16:8-11.

d.                  Col 2:15.

6.                  Delivered men from the dominion of sin.

a.                   Tit 2:11-14.

b.                  1Pe 2:24.

c.                   Ro 7:1-6.

7.                  But all of this, our deliverance from evil, is due to our deliverance from sin.

a.                   Deliverance from guilt of sin through His one sacrifice must be kept in foreground.

b.                  It is the cause and fountainhead of all other blessings.

c.                   The state of guilt had to be removed before death was abolished.






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