The Gospel of the Mediator
- He must be man.
- Was Jesus a real man? Our Mediator had to have a real human nature, but without any sin.
- God, by the miracle of the virgin birth, gave the Mediator our human nature which did not inherit Adam’s original sin.
- Jesus was born of the flesh and blood of Mary, of the seed of Abraham (Heb. 2:16). Also John 1:14; Rom. 1:3; 8:3; Gal. 4:4.
- As a sinless man He was free from any liability to being punished Himself.
- And our Mediator must be very God.
- He is eternally God, the second Person of the Trinity, eternally equal with the Father and the Spirit (John 10:30).
- The early church also debated whether Jesus was truly god.
- The truth is that our Savior is the person of the Son of God with two distinct natures.
- Jesus is presented as our perfect Mediator.
- He met the qualifications to be Mediator: Hebrews 2:14; I Tim. 3:16; I John 5:20.
- Answer 18 is a personal confession, including the confession that I need Him as Savior.
- How do we know Jesus the Savior? We know Him through God’s gracious revelation in the gospel.
- The gospel has its origin in God; it is announced by God; it is realized by God.
- Today we have the gospel fully revealed to us in Jesus Christ, in the Scriptures and in the true preaching of the gospel.
- The saving response to the gospel is to believe on Jesus Christ as our Savior, humbly confessing our sin and trusting in Him.