Mediator: H.C. Question 15

Heidelberg Catechism Question 15

What kind of mediator and deliverer should we look for then?

Romans 1:3 – regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life was a descendant of David,

1 Corinthians 15:21 – For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.

Hebrews 2:17 – For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people.

Isaiah 53:9 – He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth.

2 Corinthians 5:21 – God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Hebrews 7:26 – Such a high priest truly meets our need—one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens.

Isaiah 7:14 – Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.

Isaiah 9:6 – For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.  And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Jeremiah 23:6 – In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety.  This is the name by which he will be called: The Lord Our Righteous Savior.

John 1:1 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2 Responses to “Mediator: H.C. Question 15”

  1. staci says:

    so why would Jesus be labeled as a mediator? is that just because He was fully man and fully God, therefore fulfilling the role as a ‘go-between’ of sorts? the deliverer pieces makes complete sense, but that one is a bit muddy for me. when i think of all that He’s done for me, i sit in awe. i don’t deserve any of it!

    • Jon VanderWall says:

      Yeah! The “go-between” is a good explanation. God is Holy and therefore sin does not exist in His presence. Remember those that went into the Holy of Holies died instantly; those who even touched the based of Mount Sinai suffered the same fate. Because Jesus is fully God and fully human (something we’ll look into more next week), He is the perfect mediator. If He were just God, we’d be in the same situation… If He were just human, He wouldn’t be able to be perfect nor take on the wrath of God on the cross. We’ll see more of this next week as it is the subject of week 6!

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