Martin Luther – Christ, Our Great High Priest

13 Feb

“But Christ having come a high priest of the good things to come.” – Hebrews 9:11

The former priesthood was a material one, with material adornment, tabernacle, sacrifices and with pardon couched in ritual; material were all its appointments. The new order is a spiritual priesthood, with spiritual adornments, spiritual tabernacle and sacrifices- spiritual in all that pertains to it. Christ, in the exercise of his priestly office, in the sacrifice on the cross, was not adorned with silk and gold and precious stones, but with divine love, wisdom, patience, obedience and all virtues. His adornment was apparent to none but God and possessors, of the Spirit, for it was spiritual.

~Martin Luther~


The Sermons of Martin Luther Vol. 7 (Grand Rapids, Michigan; Baker Books; 2000) p.163-164

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