Message 6, Every Christian a Priest:
In contrast to the New Testament teaching that “there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Tim. 2:5), the medieval Western church had multiplied mediators between God and human beings. Martin Luther forcefully countered this in his work The Babylonian Captivity of the Church. This session will look at Luther’s emphasis on the Christian’s direct access to God through Christ, explaining why this doctrine is so important to our assurance, proper Christian ministry, and the gospel.