A: One that performs religious rituals, both of men and of
God; unlike the priest God put before Israel to perform his
rituals. These were God's Priest; no other priest in Christianity or Judaism
is from God. The Christian Churches engaging persons they
refer to as priest have invented the priesthood of men. Jesus
only refers to Christians as 'Priest of God' to be; for after their
resurrection they will be priest of God. The priesthood which God
himself put before men ended with Jesus: he established a everlasting
priesthood - the priesthood of all his followers:
The Christians. This the Holy Ghost confirms, through Paul.
B: (a misnomer): The priesthood of men,
designed by men, with rules and regulations pertaining to their church:
like the assumed mediation between a Catholic priest and God, during
the Catholic confessions
to priests. That the latter is false is irrefutably proven by TI1 and the
fact that research has revealed that about 40% of Catholic priest are
child abusers. How could pedos, who can only be of the flesh, mediate
between God and men?
A minister, like true Christians in any profession, even if preaching the Gospel
next to their main jobs, is a disciple of Christ who has been called by
Christ himself (John 15:16) "... for ye
have not chosen me but I have chosen you and ordained you before the
foundation of the earth". Not to only be a believer
but, step out of the world, surrender his life to him, preach his word
and do his work as did the Apostles. Now, these persons are
called from among men of all sorts, and many were extremely evil; but
Satan did not prevail over them (for they were chosen from the
beginning) and they accepted the 'Ministry of Jesus Christ'
when they received the calling: and they proceed in the 12 commandments
and the doctrine all their days. These are the '
Ministers in the Holy Church of Jesus Christ '. These are not bound to
any worldly church but to Christ alone. In these you will not
find the worldliness of the false ministeries, indulging in worldly
lust and temptations.
the Churches of men are to be found many of the congregation of Satan
who, in the guise of Priest/Minister deceive many. They are 'The
Priesthood of Satan'. When those are known among
us, we must proclaim them without fear; for Christians fear God, not
men. Remember Jesus' words: "For whosoever will
save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my
sake and the Gospel's, the same shall save it. " MAR 8:35
Priest/Minister is a member of a Church, then he will have other duties
such as conducting weddings, and other religious ceremonies, to the
procedures of that specific church. To learn the procedures
of these ceremonies etc. requires training, and this conditioning is
what is meant with 'Training to become a Priest / Minister'.
This training is secondary to the study of the Gospel of Christ, which
all 'True Christians' study and follow sincerely. When
believers accept the Gospel and repent, they receive training from
Christ: he shall teach them and reveal his self to them. No
man can teach you to be a Christian but Christ.
1 Peter 2:5-9
Peter (petros): symbolically (for we are not stones, are
we?): "You also, as living stones, are being built
up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood (symbolic), to offer up
spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. But you
are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood (symbolic), a holy nation,
His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who
called you out of darkness into His marvellous light".
Here we read that
all Christians who believe, repent and baptise into the church of
Christ are of that symbolic Holy Priesthood referred to, and are
equal. The Priesthood of Israel' is dead; it died with the
coming of Christ - to continue as the everlasting priesthood
of the 'Believers Elected' to become Christians, Through Christ,
Christianity's High Priest.
Nowhere in the
bible can we find any such priesthood as that of the Catholics or like
any Protestant churches of Nicolatian nature.
stones: Peter in Matthew 16: 13-19 was called 'petros' ( a
stone ) by Christ, whom then proceeded to refer to himself, The Christ,
as the rock he shall built his church on. You also, as living stones,
he quotes, as: you also, like me.
A spiritual house: a house not of the
flesh, of which are also desires for luxury goods etc., but of the
spirit as is the Gospel.
Spiritual sacrifices: turn from
fornication, do good to your neighbours, fasting, Breaking of
Royal priesthood: (symbolically meant) the
A Holy nation: All true
Christians of the earth, to God, form a Holy Nation.
The Priesthood of Men:
designed and crafted by men, not Christ; and so it can't be found in
the bible. So, clearly, the so-called ministers in this
priesthood are the ministers of men and their churches, not of
Christ. They created the priesthood of the churches of men,
with added nonsense, lies and deceptions, to serve the church of men
and themselves; not the Church of Christ, from which holiness is
obtained through faith, repentance, and baptism. They even
demand academic qualifications, while all required to be a minister of
Jesus is knowledge of the Gospel through reading and studying
- and the calling by God alone.
Symbolic Priesthood: we call this 'the priesthood of all Christians'
today: The Universal Priesthood.
The old priesthood of God has been converted to the new priesthood of
Jesus Christ, because God has decided to end it with the birth of
Jesus. Here the name is used symbolically to refer to 'Elected
believers' who did 'Receive the Baptism' (as I call it) when they
completed the ritual.
2:5-9 from a letter written to the people that followed
Peter: "You also, as living stones (and, note: men are not stones), are
being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood (not actual priest
as we know them, but true Christians), to offer up spiritual sacrifices
acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. But you are a chosen
generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people,
that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness
into His marvelous light".
writer here uses a number of metaphors to refer to the 'Christians',
something that was new to them. But this, next to other
opportunities, was quickly grabbed by the criminals who shaped the
churches for their own good. The Catholics were contorted the
quote as if it were an 'actual' royal priesthood, plated in gold and
vanity, such as we behold with the Catholic Papacy, placing priest
above others, etc, that Paul was referring to: but there is no such
thing in Christianity, which is the Christianity of Christ.
For we are all one in Christ Jesus.
See also: Oridination
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Gates Of Hell Shall Not Prevail Against It
the ages Catholics
and other Nicolaitans tried to defy the above quotation by Jesus,
and murdering many,
deceiving and misleading many more, but they have
and shall not prevail against 'His Church'.