Dr. Martin Luther BIBLE
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The Roman

Catholic Church

The Great Controversy, E. G. White,

pp. 520, 521

„The   position   that   it   is   of   no   consequence   what   men   believe is   one   of   Satan's   most   successful   deceptions.   He   knows   that the   truth,   received   in   the   love   of   it,   sanctifies   the   soul   of   the receiver;   therefore   he   is   constantly   seeking   to   substitute false   theories,   fables,   another   gospel.   From   the   beginning the   servants   of   God   have   contended   against   false   teachers, not   merely   as   vicious   men,   but   as   inculcators   of   falsehoods that   were   fatal   to   the   soul.   Elijah,   Jeremiah,   Paul,   firmly   and fearlessly   opposed   those   who   were   turning   men   from   the word     of     God.     That     liberality     which     regards     a     correct religious   faith   as   unimportant   found   no   favor   with   these holy defenders of the truth. The   vague   and   fanciful   interpretations   of   Scripture,   and   the many    conflicting    theories    concerning    religious    faith,    that are   found   in   the   Christian   world   are   the   work   of   our   great adversary   to   confuse   minds   so   that   they   shall   not   discern the truth. In    order    to    sustain    erroneous    doctrines    or    unchristian practices,     some     will     seize     upon     passages     of     Scripture separated    from    the    context,    perhaps    quoting    half    of    a single    verse    as    proving    their    point,    when    the    remaining portion   would   show   the   meaning   to   be   quite   the   opposite. With   the   cunning   of   the   serpent   they   entrench   themselves behind    disconnected    utterances    construed    to    suit    their carnal   desires.   Thus   do   many   willfully   pervert   the   word   of God.   Others,   who   have   an   active   imagination,   seize   upon the   figures   and   symbols   of   Holy   Writ,   interpret   them   to   suit their   fancy,   with   little   regard   to   the   testimony   of   Scripture as   its   own   interpreter,   and   then   they   present   their   vagaries as the teachings of the Bible. Whenever    the    study    of    the    Scriptures    is    entered    upon without   a   prayerful,   humble,   teachable   spirit,   the   plainest and   simplest   as   well   as   the   most   difficult   passages   will   be wrested   from   their   true   meaning.   The   papal   leaders   select such    portions    of    Scripture    as    best    serve    their    purpose, interpret   to   suit   themselves,   and   then   present   these   to   the people,   while   they   deny   them   the   privilege   of   studying   the Bible   and   understanding   its   sacred   truths   for   themselves. The   whole   Bible   should   be   given   to   the   people   just   as   it reads.    It    would    be    better    for    them    not    to    have    Bible instruction   at   all   than   to   have   the   teaching   of   the   Scriptures thus grossly misrepresented.“

The Great Controversy, pp. 569-570

„The   Roman   Catholic   Church,   uniting   the   forms   of   paganism and   Christianity,   and,   like   paganism,   misrepresenting   the character   of   God,   had   resorted   to   practices   no   less   cruel and   revolting.   In   the   days   of   Rome's   supremacy   there   were instruments   of   torture   to   compel   assent   to   her   doctrines. There   was   the   stake   for   those   who   would   not   concede   to her   claims.   There   were   massacres   on   a   scale   that   will   never be   known   until   revealed   in   the   judgment.   Dignitaries   of   the church   studied,   under   Satan   their   master,   to   invent   means to   cause   the   greatest   possible   torture   and   not   end   the   life of    the    victim.    In    many    cases    the    infernal    process    was repeated    to    the    utmost    limit    of    human    endurance,    until nature   gave   up   the   struggle,   and   the   sufferer   hailed   death as a sweet release. If   we   desire   to   understand   the   determined   cruelty   of   Satan, manifested   for   hundreds   of   years,   not   among   those   who never   heard   of   God,   but   in   the   very   heart   and   throughout the    extent    of    Christendom,    we    have    only    to    look    at    the history    of    Romanism.    Through    this    mammoth    system    of deception   the   prince   of   evil   achieves   his   purpose   of   bringing dishonor   to   God   and   wretchedness   to   man.   And   as   we   see how   he   succeeds   in   disguising   himself   and   accomplishing his   work   through   the   leaders   of   the   church,   we   may   better understand   why   he   has   so   great   antipathy   to   the   Bible.   If that    Book    is    read,    the    mercy    and    love    of    God    will    be revealed;   it   will   be   seen   that   He   lays   upon   men   none   of these    heavy    burdens.    All    that    He    asks    is    a    broken    and contrite heart, a humble, obedient spirit. Christ   gives   no   example   in   His   life   for   men   and   women   to shut   themselves   in   monasteries   in   order   to   become   fitted for   heaven.   He   has   never   taught   that   love   and   sympathy must    be    repressed.    The    Saviour's    heart    overflowed    with love.   The   nearer   man   approaches   to   moral   perfection,   the keener   are   his   sensibilities,   the   more   acute   is   his   perception of   sin,   and   the   deeper   his   sympathy   for   the   afflicted.   The pope    claims    to    be    the    vicar    of    Christ;    but    how    does    his character   bear   comparison   with   that   of   our   Saviour?   Was Christ   ever   known   to   consign   men   to   the   prison   or   the   rack because    they    did    not    pay    Him    homage    as    the    King    of heaven?   Was   His   voice   heard   condemning   to   death   those who    did    not    accept    Him?    When    He    was    slighted    by    the people   of   a   Samaritan   village,   the   apostle   John   was   filled with    indignation,    and    inquired:    "Lord,    wilt    Thou    that    we command   fire   to   come   down   from   heaven,   and   consume them,   even   as   Elias   did?"   Jesus   looked   with   pity   upon   His disciple,   and   rebuked   his   harsh   spirit,   saying:   "The   Son   of man   is   not   come   to   destroy   men's   lives,   but   to   save   them." Luke   9:54,   56.   How   different   from   the   spirit   manifested   by Christ is that of His professed vicar.“

The Great Controversy, pp. 570-571

„The   Roman   Church   now   presents   a   fair   front   to   the   world, covering   with   apologies   her   record   of   horrible   cruelties. She   has   clothed   herself   in   Christlike   garments;   but   she   is unchanged.   Every   principle   of   the   papacy   that   existed   in past    ages    exists    today.    The    doctrines    devised    in    the darkest   ages   are   still   held.   Let   none   deceive   themselves. The   papacy   that   Protestants   are   now   so   ready   to   honor   is the     same     that     ruled     the     world     in     the     days     of     the Reformation,   when   men   of   God   stood   up,   at   the   peril   of their   lives,   to   expose   her   iniquity.   She   possesses   the   same pride   and   arrogant   assumption   that   lorded   it   over   kings and    princes,    and    claimed    the    prerogatives    of    God.    Her spirit   is   no   less   cruel   and   despotic   now   than   when   she crushed   out   human   liberty   and   slew   the   saints   of   the   Most High. The   papacy   is   just   what   prophecy   declared   that   she   would be,   the   apostasy   of   the   latter   times.   2   Thessalonians   2:3,   4. It   is   a   part   of   her   policy   to   assume   the   character   which   will best    accomplish    her    purpose;    but    beneath    the    variable appearance of the chameleon she conceals the invariable venom   of   the   serpent.   "Faith   ought   not   to   be   kept   with heretics,     nor     persons     suspected     of     heresy"     (Lenfant, volume   1,   page   516),   she   declares.   Shall   this   power,   whose record   for   a   thousand   years   is   written   in   the   blood   of   the saints,   be   now   acknowledged   as   a   part   of   the   church   of Christ?

The Great Controversy, pp. 580, 704

„Protestants   little   know   what   they   are   doing   when   they propose   to   accept   the   aid   of   Rome   in   the   work   of   Sunday exaltation.   While   they   are   bent   upon   the   accomplishment of   their   purpose,   Rome   is   aiming   to   re-establish   her   power, to   recover   her   lost   supremacy.   Let   history   testify   of   her artful   and   persistent   efforts   to   insinuate   herself   into   the affairs   of   nations;   and   having   gained   a   foothold,   to   further her    own    aims,    even    at    the    ruin    of    princes    and    people. Romanism   openly   puts   forth   the   claim   that   the   pope   „can pronounce   sentences   and   judgments   in   contradiction   to right     of     nations,     to     the     law     of     God     and     man.“      (The Decretalia.“) „PIUS   IX.   AND   THE   DECREE   OF   INFALLIBILITY.   -   From   Mr. Gladestone‘s    tract,    „The    Vatican    Decrees,“    we    condense the    following    brief    account    of    the    promulgation    of    the decree    of    infallibility    under    Pope    Pius    IX.:    The    Vatican Council     was     solemnly     opened,     amid     the     sound     of innumerable   bells   and   the   cannon   of   St.   Angelo,   December 8,   1869,   in   the   Basilica   of   the   Vatican.   At   the   fourth   public session,   July   18,   1870,   the   decree   of   papal   infallibility   was proclaimed.   This   decree   not   only   asserts   the   power   of   the Roman   pontiff   over   all   other   churches,   but   attributes   to him   „an   immediate    jurisdiction,   to   which   all   Catholics,   both pastors   and   people,   are   bound   to   submit   in   matters   not only    of    faith    and    morals,    but    even    of    discipline    and government.“   It   declares   that   the   pope,   when   speaking   „in his    official    capacity,    to    the    Christian    world    on    subjetcs relating    to    faith    and    morals,    is    infallible,“     and    that    his decisions are final and irreverable. This     crowning     act     of     papal     blasphemy     was     speedily followed   by   the   fall   of   the   pope‘s   temporal   sovereignty.   On the   second   of   September,   1870,   six   weeks   from   the   time when    the    decree    of    infallibility    was    proclaimed,    „the French   Empire,   which   had   been   the   main   support   of   the temporal   power   of   the   pope,   collapsed   with   the   surrender of   Napoleon   III.,   at   the   old   Huguenot   stronghold   of   Sedan, to    the    Protestant    King    William    of    Prussia;    and    on    the twentieth   of   September   the   Italian   troops,   in   the   name   of King    Victor    Emanuel,    took    possession    of    Rome,    as    the future   capital   of   united   Italy.“   From   the   day   when   Pius   IX. appeared       before       the       people       of       Rome,       at       the announcement   of   his   infallibility,   he   was   never   again   seen in   public.   Shorn   of   his   temporal   power,   and   disclaining   to own   himself   subject   to   the   national   authority,   the   proud pontiff   of   Rome   continued,   until   his   death,   in   1878,   a   self- constituted prisoner in the palace of the Vatican.“ Hebrews   7,11   „If   therefore   perfection   were   by   the   Levitical priesthood,   for   under   it   have   the   people   received   the   law, what   further   need   was   there   that   another   priest   should rise   after   the   order   of   Melchizedek,   and   not   be   called   after the   order   of   Aaron?   (12)   For   the   priesthood   being   changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law. (13)   For   he   of   whom   these   things   are   spoken   belongs   to another   tribe,   of   which   no   man   gave   attendance   at   the altar.   (14)   For   it   is   evident   that   our   Master/Savior   sprang out     of     Judah;     of     which     tribe     Moses     spoke     nothing concerning   priesthood.   (15)   And   it   is   yet   far   more   evident: for   that   after   the   similitude   of   Melchisedec   there   arises another   priest,   (16)   Who   is   made,   not   after   the   law   of   a carnal   commandment,   but   after   the   power   of   an   endless life.    (17)    For    he    testifies    (Ps.    110:4):    »You    are    a    priest forever   after   the   order   of   Melchizedek.«   (18)   For   there   is verily   a   disannulling   of   the   commandment   going   before because   of   its   weakness   and   unprofitableness.   (19)   For   the law   made   nothing   perfect,   but   the   bringing   in   of   a   better hope did; by the which we draw near to YAHWEH. (20)   And   inasmuch   as   not   without   an   oath   he   was   made priest:   (21)   For   priests   were   made   without   an   oath;   but   this with   an   oath   by   him   that   says   to   him   (Ps.   110:4):   »YAHWEH swore   and   will   not   repent,   You   are   a   priest   forever   after the   order   of   Melchizedek;«   (22)   By   so   much   was   Yahshua made   a   surety   of   a   better   covenant.   (23)   And   they   truly were   many   priests,   because   they   were   hindered   by   death from   continuing:   (24)   But   this   man,   because   he   continues forever,   has   an   unchangeable   priesthood.   (25)   Therefore he   is   able   also   to   save   them   to   the   uttermost   that   come   to YAHWEH   by   him,   seeing   he   ever   lives   to   make   intercession for    them.    (26)    For    such    a    high    priest    became    us,    holy, guileless,    undefiled,    separated    from    sinners,    and    made higher    than    the    heavens;    (27)    Who    needs    not    daily,    as those   high   priests,   to   offer   up   sacrifice,   first   for   his   own sins,   and   then   for   the   people's:   for   this   he   did   once,   when he   offered   up   himself.   (28)   For   the   law   makes   (appoints) men   high   priests   which   have   infirmity;   but   the   word   of   the oath,   which   was   after   the   law,   makes/appoints   the   Son, who is consecrated forevermore. Hebrews   8,1   Now   of   the   things   which   we   have   spoken   this is   the   sum:   We   have   such   a   High   Priest,   who   sat   on   the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens; (2)   A   minister   of   the   sanctuary,   and   of   the   true   tabernacle, which YAHWEH pitched, and not man.“
Dr. Martin Luther BIBLE

The Roman

Catholic Church

The Great Controversy, E. G. White,

pp. 520, 521

„The   position   that   it   is   of   no   consequence   what men    believe    is    one    of    Satan's    most    successful deceptions.   He   knows   that   the   truth,   received   in the   love   of   it,   sanctifies   the   soul   of   the   receiver; therefore   he   is   constantly   seeking   to   substitute false   theories,   fables,   another   gospel.   From   the beginning   the   servants   of   God   have   contended against    false    teachers,    not    merely    as    vicious men,   but   as   inculcators   of   falsehoods   that   were fatal    to    the    soul.    Elijah,    Jeremiah,    Paul,    firmly and   fearlessly   opposed   those   who   were   turning men   from   the   word   of   God.   That   liberality   which regards   a   correct   religious   faith   as   unimportant found   no   favor   with   these   holy   defenders   of   the truth. The      vague      and      fanciful      interpretations      of Scripture,    and    the    many    conflicting    theories concerning   religious   faith,   that   are   found   in   the Christian     world     are     the     work     of     our     great adversary   to   confuse   minds   so   that   they   shall not discern the truth. In     order     to     sustain     erroneous     doctrines     or unchristian     practices,     some     will     seize     upon passages      of      Scripture      separated      from      the context,   perhaps   quoting   half   of   a   single   verse   as proving   their   point,   when   the   remaining   portion would     show     the     meaning     to     be     quite     the opposite.   With   the   cunning   of   the   serpent   they entrench       themselves       behind       disconnected utterances   construed   to   suit   their   carnal   desires. Thus   do   many   willfully   pervert   the   word   of   God. Others,   who   have   an   active   imagination,   seize upon    the    figures    and    symbols    of    Holy    Writ, interpret    them    to    suit    their    fancy,    with    little regard   to   the   testimony   of   Scripture   as   its   own interpreter,   and   then   they   present   their   vagaries as the teachings of the Bible. Whenever   the   study   of   the   Scriptures   is   entered upon    without    a    prayerful,    humble,    teachable spirit,   the   plainest   and   simplest   as   well   as   the most    difficult    passages    will    be    wrested    from their    true    meaning.    The    papal    leaders    select such    portions    of    Scripture    as    best    serve    their purpose,   interpret   to   suit   themselves,   and   then present    these    to    the    people,    while    they    deny them    the    privilege    of    studying    the    Bible    and understanding   its   sacred   truths   for   themselves. The   whole   Bible   should   be   given   to   the   people just   as   it   reads.   It   would   be   better   for   them   not to   have   Bible   instruction   at   all   than   to   have   the teaching       of       the       Scriptures       thus       grossly misrepresented.“

The Great Controversy, pp. 569-570

„The   Roman   Catholic   Church,   uniting   the   forms of       paganism       and       Christianity,       and,       like paganism,   misrepresenting   the   character   of   God, had    resorted    to    practices    no    less    cruel    and revolting.   In   the   days   of   Rome's   supremacy   there were   instruments   of   torture   to   compel   assent   to her   doctrines.   There   was   the   stake   for   those   who would    not    concede    to    her    claims.    There    were massacres   on   a   scale   that   will   never   be   known until   revealed   in   the   judgment.   Dignitaries   of   the church    studied,    under    Satan    their    master,    to invent    means    to    cause    the    greatest    possible torture    and    not    end    the    life    of    the    victim.    In many   cases   the   infernal   process   was   repeated   to the    utmost    limit    of    human    endurance,    until nature    gave    up    the    struggle,    and    the    sufferer hailed death as a sweet release. If     we     desire     to     understand     the     determined cruelty    of    Satan,    manifested    for    hundreds    of years,   not   among   those   who   never   heard   of   God, but   in   the   very   heart   and   throughout   the   extent of    Christendom,    we    have    only    to    look    at    the history    of    Romanism.    Through    this    mammoth system   of   deception   the   prince   of   evil   achieves his    purpose    of    bringing    dishonor    to    God    and wretchedness    to    man.    And    as    we    see    how    he succeeds          in          disguising          himself          and accomplishing   his   work   through   the   leaders   of the   church,   we   may   better   understand   why   he has   so   great   antipathy   to   the   Bible.   If   that   Book is    read,    the    mercy    and    love    of    God    will    be revealed;   it   will   be   seen   that   He   lays   upon   men none   of   these   heavy   burdens.   All   that   He   asks   is a   broken   and   contrite   heart,   a   humble,   obedient spirit. Christ   gives   no   example   in   His   life   for   men   and women    to    shut    themselves    in    monasteries    in order   to   become   fitted   for   heaven.   He   has   never taught      that      love      and      sympathy      must      be repressed.   The   Saviour's   heart   overflowed   with love.     The     nearer     man     approaches     to     moral perfection,   the   keener   are   his   sensibilities,   the more    acute    is    his    perception    of    sin,    and    the deeper   his   sympathy   for   the   afflicted.   The   pope claims   to   be   the   vicar   of   Christ;   but   how   does   his character    bear    comparison    with    that    of    our Saviour?   Was   Christ   ever   known   to   consign   men to   the   prison   or   the   rack   because   they   did   not pay   Him   homage   as   the   King   of   heaven?   Was   His voice   heard   condemning   to   death   those   who   did not   accept   Him?   When   He   was   slighted   by   the people   of   a   Samaritan   village,   the   apostle   John was   filled   with   indignation,   and   inquired:   "Lord, wilt   Thou   that   we   command   fire   to   come   down from   heaven,   and   consume   them,   even   as   Elias did?"   Jesus   looked   with   pity   upon   His   disciple, and   rebuked   his   harsh   spirit,   saying:   "The   Son   of man   is   not   come   to   destroy   men's   lives,   but   to save   them."   Luke   9:54,   56.   How   different   from the    spirit    manifested    by    Christ    is    that    of    His professed vicar.“

The Great Controversy, pp. 570-571

„The   Roman   Church   now   presents   a   fair   front   to the   world,   covering   with   apologies   her   record   of horrible    cruelties.    She    has    clothed    herself    in Christlike   garments;   but   she   is   unchanged.   Every principle   of   the   papacy   that   existed   in   past   ages exists     today.     The     doctrines     devised     in     the darkest    ages    are    still    held.    Let    none    deceive themselves.    The    papacy    that    Protestants    are now   so   ready   to   honor   is   the   same   that   ruled   the world   in   the   days   of   the   Reformation,   when   men of   God   stood   up,   at   the   peril   of   their   lives,   to expose    her    iniquity.    She    possesses    the    same pride    and    arrogant    assumption    that    lorded    it over     kings     and     princes,     and     claimed     the prerogatives   of   God.   Her   spirit   is   no   less   cruel and   despotic   now   than   when   she   crushed   out human   liberty   and   slew   the   saints   of   the   Most High. The   papacy   is   just   what   prophecy   declared   that she   would   be,   the   apostasy   of   the   latter   times.   2 Thessalonians   2:3,   4.   It   is   a   part   of   her   policy   to assume       the       character       which       will       best accomplish     her     purpose;     but     beneath     the variable     appearance     of     the     chameleon     she conceals the invariable venom    of    the    serpent.    "Faith    ought    not    to    be kept    with    heretics,    nor    persons    suspected    of heresy"     (Lenfant,     volume     1,     page     516),     she declares.    Shall    this    power,    whose    record    for    a thousand    years    is    written    in    the    blood    of    the saints,   be   now   acknowledged   as   a   part   of   the church of Christ?

The Great Controversy, pp. 580, 704

„Protestants    little    know    what    they    are    doing when   they   propose   to   accept   the   aid   of   Rome   in the   work   of   Sunday   exaltation.   While   they   are bent   upon   the   accomplishment   of   their   purpose, Rome    is    aiming    to    re-establish    her    power,    to recover   her   lost   supremacy.   Let   history   testify   of her    artful    and    persistent    efforts    to    insinuate herself    into    the    affairs    of    nations;    and    having gained   a   foothold,   to   further   her   own   aims,   even at    the    ruin    of    princes    and    people.    Romanism openly   puts   forth   the   claim   that   the   pope   „can pronounce       sentences       and       judgments       in contradiction   to   right   of   nations,   to   the   law   of   God and man.“  (The Decretalia.“) „PIUS    IX.    AND    THE    DECREE    OF    INFALLIBILITY.    - From     Mr.     Gladestone‘s     tract,     „The     Vatican Decrees,“     we     condense     the     following     brief account    of    the    promulgation    of    the    decree    of infallibility    under    Pope    Pius    IX.:    The    Vatican Council   was   solemnly   opened,   amid   the   sound   of innumerable   bells   and   the   cannon   of   St.   Angelo, December   8,   1869,   in   the   Basilica   of   the   Vatican. At   the   fourth   public   session,   July   18,   1870,   the decree   of   papal   infallibility   was   proclaimed.   This decree   not   only   asserts   the   power   of   the   Roman pontiff   over   all   other   churches,   but   attributes   to him    „an    immediate     jurisdiction,    to    which    all Catholics,   both   pastors   and   people,   are   bound   to submit   in   matters   not   only   of   faith   and   morals, but     even     of     discipline     and     government.“     It declares   that   the   pope,   when   speaking   „in   his official     capacity,     to     the     Christian     world     on subjetcs      relating      to      faith      and      morals,      is infallible,“     and    that    his    decisions    are    final    and irreverable. This     crowning     act     of     papal     blasphemy     was speedily     followed     by     the     fall     of     the     pope‘s temporal      sovereignty.      On      the      second      of September,   1870,   six   weeks   from   the   time   when the   decree   of   infallibility   was   proclaimed,   „the French     Empire,     which     had     been     the     main support    of    the    temporal    power    of    the    pope, collapsed   with   the   surrender   of   Napoleon   III.,   at the    old    Huguenot    stronghold    of    Sedan,    to    the Protestant   King   William   of   Prussia;   and   on   the twentieth   of   September   the   Italian   troops,   in   the name   of   King   Victor   Emanuel,   took   possession   of Rome,   as   the   future   capital   of   united   Italy.“   From the    day    when    Pius    IX.    appeared    before    the people    of    Rome,    at    the    announcement    of    his infallibility,   he   was   never   again   seen   in   public. Shorn   of   his   temporal   power,   and   disclaining   to own   himself   subject   to   the   national   authority, the   proud   pontiff   of   Rome   continued,   until   his death,   in   1878,   a   self-constituted   prisoner   in   the palace of the Vatican.“ Hebrews    7,11    „If    therefore    perfection    were    by the   Levitical   priesthood,   for   under   it   have   the people   received   the   law,   what   further   need   was there   that   another   priest   should   rise   after   the order   of   Melchizedek,   and   not   be   called   after   the order    of    Aaron?    (12)    For    the    priesthood    being changed,    there    is    made    of    necessity    a    change also of the law. (13)    For    he    of    whom    these    things    are    spoken belongs   to   another   tribe,   of   which   no   man   gave attendance   at   the   altar.   (14)   For   it   is   evident   that our   Master/Savior   sprang   out   of   Judah;   of   which tribe        Moses        spoke        nothing        concerning priesthood.   (15)   And   it   is   yet   far   more   evident: for    that    after    the    similitude    of    Melchisedec there   arises   another   priest,   (16)   Who   is   made, not   after   the   law   of   a   carnal   commandment,   but after   the   power   of   an   endless   life.   (17)   For   he testifies    (Ps.    110:4):    »You    are    a    priest    forever after   the   order   of   Melchizedek.«   (18)   For   there   is verily   a   disannulling   of   the   commandment   going before        because        of        its        weakness        and unprofitableness.   (19)   For   the   law   made   nothing perfect,   but   the   bringing   in   of   a   better   hope   did; by the which we draw near to YAHWEH. (20)   And   inasmuch   as   not   without   an   oath   he was    made    priest:    (21)    For    priests    were    made without   an   oath;   but   this   with   an   oath   by   him that   says   to   him   (Ps.   110:4):   »YAHWEH   swore   and will   not   repent,   You   are   a   priest   forever   after   the order    of    Melchizedek;«    (22)    By    so    much    was Yahshua   made   a   surety   of   a   better   covenant.   (23) And   they   truly   were   many   priests,   because   they were    hindered    by    death    from    continuing:    (24) But   this   man,   because   he   continues   forever,   has an   unchangeable   priesthood.   (25)   Therefore   he   is able    also    to    save    them    to    the    uttermost    that come   to   YAHWEH   by   him,   seeing   he   ever   lives   to make   intercession   for   them.   (26)   For   such   a   high priest     became     us,     holy,     guileless,     undefiled, separated   from   sinners,   and   made   higher   than the   heavens;   (27)   Who   needs   not   daily,   as   those high    priests,    to    offer    up    sacrifice,    first    for    his own   sins,   and   then   for   the   people's:   for   this   he did   once,   when   he   offered   up   himself.   (28)   For the     law     makes     (appoints)     men     high     priests which   have   infirmity;   but   the   word   of   the   oath, which    was    after    the    law,    makes/appoints    the Son, who is consecrated forevermore. Hebrews   8,1   Now   of   the   things   which   we   have spoken    this    is    the    sum:    We    have    such    a    High Priest,   who   sat   on   the   right   hand   of   the   throne of the Majesty in the heavens; (2)   A   minister   of   the   sanctuary,   and   of   the   true tabernacle,    which    YAHWEH    pitched,    and    not man.“
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