Galatians 3:20 Now an intermediary implies more than one, but God is one.
An “Intermediary” usually involves three people; Person A, making an agreement, covenant or other assorted business agreement with Person B, and the intermediary. ( mes-ee’-tace) a go between, that is, (simply) an internunciator, or (by implication) a reconciled (intercessor): – mediator. So a mediator (intermediary) is someone who brings reconciliation between two parties. The fist person is God who is Holy, and Sovereign He is King of Kings, and He is the author of the covenant. He has degree that all men have sinned and come short of His Glory, that men are spiritually dead, and to worship God they must worship Him in Spirit and truth. The second party is the Human race, who in Adam as our federal head we are born sinners, spiritually dead in our sins and trespasses. In John 6:44 Jesu says, no one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them. It is up to the Father whom He will draw to Christ. Also says in John 3:16 That God so love the world (the some of all parts of the world) that He gave his only begotten son that whoever believes on Him will not perish, but have everlasting life. Is “John 6:44” in complete contrast to “John 3;16″ ? Not if you understand the Doctrines of Grace. Did Jesus death on the cross blanket the whole world as some preach and teach? Or does it cover the chosen in Christ before the word began, as Ephesians 1: 4,5, The word world in John 3:16. refers to the some of all parts of the world”. Jesus died for the sins of the world, He did not die hoping the world be thankful enough to receive Him. but rather for some people from all over the world were chosen in Christ by the father before the world was.
But God is one; not in person, for there are three persons in the Godhead, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost, and these three are one, in nature and essence; so that though there are three persons, there is but one God, and who is the God both of Jews and Gentiles; who is of one mind concerning them, and has taken them into one and the same covenant, and makes use of the same method in the justification of them: but the true sense of the phrase here is, that whereas a mediator supposes two parties at variance, “God is one of the two”; he is a party offended, that stands off, and at a distance, which the law given by angels in the hand of a mediator shows; so that is rather a sign of disagreement and alienation, and consequently that justification is not to be expected by it. And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he (Jesus) has reconciled (Colossians 1:21)
Gregory Lane (07/15/2013)