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Priesthood, book by H. H. Pope Shenouda III

14- The priesthood for gentiles

 

St-Takla.org           Image: Jewish High Priest with Menorah صورة: صورة كاهن أعلى يهودي مع المنارة أو الشمعدان

St-Takla.org Image: Jewish High Priest with Menorah

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: صورة كاهن أعلى يهودي مع المنارة أو الشمعدان

In the book of Malachi, the Lord addresses the Jews saying:

(Mal 1:11) For from the rising of the sun, even to its going down, My name shall be great among the Gentiles; In every place incense shall be offered to My name, And a pure offering; For My name shall be great among the nations," Says the LORD of hosts.

So who are those who will bring incense and pure offerings to the Lord from the Gentiles other than the New Testament priests?

(Isa 66:19-21) "I will set a sign among them; and those among them who escape I will send to the nations: to Tarshish and Pul and Lud, who draw the bow, and Tubal and Javan, to the coastlands afar off who have not heard My fame nor seen My glory. And they shall declare My glory among the Gentiles.

{20} "Then they shall bring all your brethren for an offering to the LORD out of all nations, on horses and in chariots and in litters, on mules and on camels, to My holy mountain Jerusalem," says the LORD, "as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the LORD. {21} "And I will also take some of them for priests and Levites," says the LORD.

It was unheard of in the Old Testament for the Lord to take for Himself priests from the Gentiles.

So Gentile Priests refer to, with out doubt, to the New Testament Priests.

So to claim that Christ is the only Priest and that there should be no human priests in the New Testament, is contrary to the divine inspiration and Holy Scriptures.


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