Malankara World

What Shall I Do To Be Saved?

By Rev. Dr. Curian Kaniyamparambil

Question 104. Refer to the following verses: "Therefore there is one God and there is one mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, Who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time." (1 Tim 2: 5,6). Why then have mediators?

The Bible talks about Christ the mediator in Heb. 2:17, 7:25, 8:6, 9-15, 12, and 24. First we will quote these verses. Then we will discuss 'Christ the Mediator', and thereafter we will discuss who saints are and what their status is, and then we will see whether saints as mediators is in accord with the bible.

Since it is stated explicitly that Jesus is the only mediator between God and men, it is obvious that saints are not mediators between God and us. So who are the saints and what is their status? When we say the saints as mediators it means that they mediate between the 'only Mediator' and us (i.e. Jesus Christ and us). We do NOT consider saints as mediators to God, but to Jesus Christ. If one reads through our prayers, you can immediately understand this difference.

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