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Priesthood, book by H. H. Pope Shenouda III

12- Saint Paul as a true priest

 

St-Takla.org         Image: Modern Coptic icon of St. Peter and St. Paul صورة: أيقونة قبطية حديثة تصور القديسان بطرس و بولس

St-Takla.org Image: Modern Coptic icon of St. Peter and St. Paul

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: أيقونة قبطية حديثة تصور القديسان بطرس و بولس

Here we see Saint Paul declaring:

(Rom 15:16) that I might be a minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering of the Gentiles might be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

Here we see Saint Paul ministering the offering of the Gentiles, in his capacity as a priest, and if so, how can someone say the human priesthood should be no more?

Some Arabic speaking Evangelical brethren, try to play on words by using the literal sentence construction to claim that Saint Paul was not calling himself a minister or a priest.

Even if he literally is saying I proclaim the gospel of God as a minister of Christ Jesus, does not mean that he is a pretend priest.

Another point we should consider, is that on a number of occasions, Christ is referred to as a High Priest.


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