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1 Timothy 2:5-6

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 5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, Christ Jesus, himself [having been] human, [So praying to Mary or supposed saints directly conflicts with scripture; it denies the preeminence of Christ Jesus as the one-and-only mediator between God and man, and it is an abomination. From the Word of Lord within: "they bow to saints that they themselves have created; they bless their own ways. The men in the sects decide who are saints, and then they pray to them as though they are Gods." This is just an imitation of the practice of the Roman Senate, to designate emperors as Gods: Julius Caesar, Augustus, etc.

Protestant Christianity teaches that Christ being the mediator, is like a defense lawyer who never loses a case and is going to excuse their life of sin because they "believe;" but that is not the function of Christ the mediator. The mediator's function is not to excuse, it is to mediate the new covenant, writing the law of God in a man's heart, so changing a man to become holy and pure, freed from all sin, perfected forever, and in union with Christ and God, speaking and working according to the will of God, not the man's own will any longer.

From the Word of the Lord within:

 6 Who gave himself as a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.1 [As John also wrote: "He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours, but also for the sins of the whole world." 1 John 2:2. From George Fox's Letter 345 (355 in printing): "Christ, by the grace of God, tasted death, for every man and gave himself as ransom for all men to be testified in due time, and is the propitiation not for the sins of christians only, but for the sins of the whole world." To be testified in due time, means to be experienced, to be witnessed, to be seen, proclaimed fulfilled, seen to have occurred. See Is There Hope for All Men and Women?]

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1 Who gave himself as a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. As John also wrote: "He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours, but also for the sins of the whole world." 1 John 2:2. Notice! John has said Christ is the atoning sacrifice not only for ours, (the early Christians), but he is the atoning sacrifice for the whole world. From the Word of the Lord within: "If one man's sin can curse the whole human race, then how much more just is it for one man's righteousness to pay for the sins of the whole world?" Sounds logical doesn't it? HE IS LOGICAL.

From George Fox's Letter 345 (355 in printing): "Christ, by the grace of God, tasted death, for every man and gave himself as ransom for all men to be testified in due time,  and is the propitiation not for the sins of christians only,  but for the sins of the whole world;"

In all the early Quaker writings I have seen, Fox's writing above is the only mention of Christ being the propitiation not just for Christians only. Fox lived in a time of great intolerance of dissenting views of the majority, and what he did preach led to his imprisonment for 6 1/2 years, the imprisonment of tens of thousands of others, the death of almost a thousand, and the loss of property to tens of thousands. If they had preached all men to be eventually saved, those persecutions would have been ten-fold worse because most all of the sects depended on tales of eternal torture to frighten people into their sect. Whereas today, what I have written here, (written at the Lord's firm insistence), is a yawn for most everyone because people are far more tolerant in this age.

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