Question of the Day for Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Priests in the Bible?
Q. Someone asked me, “Where does the Bible state that we are supposed to have priests?” My friend argued that there is only one priest, but why do we need them to be saved?
N.R., via email
A. Here’s a reply from TCA columnist Father Ray Ryland, Ph.D., J.D
Sacrifice in religion always involves a priesthood. We see this in God’s provision for the Levitical priesthood which offered sacrifice in the Jewish Temple. Jesus Christ has offered the perfect sacrifice. He has also commanded us to share in it. “Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life in you” (Jn 6:53).
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