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Priesthood, book by H. H. Pope Shenouda III

90- Christ Is Our Teacher

 

St-Takla.org Image: Jesus, The Sermon on the Mount painting, by Carl Heinrich Bloch, 1890, details صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: لوحة المسيح في العظة على الجبل، رسم الفنان كارل هينريش بلو، 1890، تفاصيل

St-Takla.org Image: Jesus, The Sermon on the Mount painting, by Carl Heinrich Bloch, 1890, details

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: لوحة المسيح في العظة على الجبل، رسم الفنان كارل هينريش بلو، 1890، تفاصيل

[10] Christ Is Our Teacher

Here we will also dwell on Christs designation of Teacher, as used in the above quotation from the epistle to the Ephesians.

He was called, The Good Teacher.

(Mat 19:16) Now behold, one came and said to Him, "Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?"

He Himself agreed with this designation.

(John 13:13-14) "You call me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. {14} "If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.

But, while we see Christ say:

(Mat 23:10) "And do not be called teachers; for One is your Teacher, the Christ.

He still appointed teachers:

(Eph 4:11) And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,

[11] We Reiterate And Say It Is The Same Designation But Used Differently

Please refer back to the numerous verses previously used to prove that the disciples and their successors are the teachers.

He is our true Teacher, and from Him emanates all knowledge. While the priest relays Gods teachings to the flock:

(Mal 2:7) "For the lips of a priest should keep knowledge, And people should seek the law from his mouth; For he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.

So do not fear and do not be jealous for Christs designation as The Teacher.

[12] So He Delegates And Entrusts His Teaching To Worthy And Faithful Teachers.

(1 Tim 4:16) Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.

(2 Tim 2:2) And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.

Please do not be under the misapprehension that His designations as Teacher and Shepherd have been misused or snatched from Him. On the contrary, His Glory is made manifest through the correct teaching by His appointed teachers.


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