By Whom are We Saved, Who is Our High Priest, Who Intercedes For Us?

There is a question as to whether there is a need for Mary, the earthly mother of the human carnation of Jesus, to save us or to intercede for us with God.

First, let us look at Mary.

Notice the magi did not worship Mary, but only Jesus.

Matthew 2:11

On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.

Now, no where does it say Mary did not sin.

In fact, it is through learning what is right and wrong that we know what what sin is. In fact, it is when we learn about right and wrong that we die spiritually. For the Jews, it was coming to learn about the Law that caused them to die spiritually.

Romans 7:7-9

7 What shall we say, then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! Indeed I would not have known what sin was except through the law. For I would not have known what coveting really was if the law had not said, “Do not covet.” But sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, produced in me every kind of covetous desire. For apart from law, sin is dead. Once I was alive apart from law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died.

Now, let us see who has sinned:

Romans 3:23

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

1 John 1:10

If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives.

So all people sin, including Mary. There is only one who has not sinned:

Hebrews 4:15

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet was without sin.

Now let’s see who is our high priest, who intercedes for us, and who saves us:

Hebrews 7:24-27

24 but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. 25 Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. 26 Such a high priest meets our need – one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens. 27 Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself.

Christ is the one who intercedes for us. Indeed, we are told by God to not consult dead people, but ask God Himself:

Isaiah 8:19

When men tell you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living?

Salvation is found in no one other than Christ. Christ is our High Priest. He made the ultimate sacrifice and no other sacrifice must be made. There is no other name by which we MUST be saved.

Acts 4:10-12

10 then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. 11 He is ” ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the capstone. 12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”

It is not about Mary. It is about Christ. Christ saves us. Christ is the stone upon which His church is built. Christ is our High Priest. Christ intercedes for us daily.

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