1 Timothy 2:5-6
New Living Translation
There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. 6 He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone.
This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time.
There is one true God and one in between man who can bring God and humanity together- that man once flesh is Christ Jesus
He gave his life by life on Calvary’s cross with thorns on his head to purchase freedom for all this is the message God gave to all the world just at the right time
What Does 1 Timothy 2:5 Mean? ►
For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
1 Timothy 2:5(NASB)
We live in a pluralistic, pagan society, where all roads lead to God! All truth has become relative and every tree is seen as a god to be hugged! We live in a world that has turned its back on the One, True Creator – a world that is embracing any foolish philosophy of man that takes their fancy.
We have become a race that has twisted every truth in the Word of God and formed a myriad of false deities, after which fallen men are lusting. But there is one God, and not the multiple gods’ of man’s imagination.
And God has given an unfolding revelation of Himself, and His singular authority in the universe, in His Word. And God has given us a final and full revelation of Himself, in the lovely person and face of Lord Jesus Christ, Himself.
No one comes to the Father by Me, were the words of Jesus. Every man and woman; every boy and girl, every saint and sinner; every prophet, priest and king have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God. And the only way to God is through Christ.
Christ is the single intermediary and singular Mediator between God and man. Some see this as exclusive, and indeed it is, for there is no other name given under heaven by which we must be saved, but it demonstrates God’s wisdom and grace, for He did not give multiple ways to come back into fellowship with Himself, but one simple way – believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.
God did not make it difficult for man to come to Him. The Lord made the way of salvation so simple that even a little child could understand. Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again, so that whosoever believes on HIM, will not perish but have everlasting life.
No one comes to the Father but by Me, were the words of Christ to a lost race of sinners, for He is the Word of God, Who was made flesh and was chosen to be the one intermediary; the singular intercessor; the sole adjudicator; the only mediator between God and man. The Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory – glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
What does 1 Timothy 2:5 mean?
This is one of the most memorized, quoted, and useful verses in the Bible. Paul begins with the Old Testament truth that the God of the Bible is the only God who actually exists. This statement is the Shema, meaning “the saying,” the foundational saying of the Law: “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might” (Deuteronomy 6:4–5).
The second phrase transitions to the concept of a mediator. A mediator is a person who serves as an intermediary between two people or parties. Jesus serves to bring people to God (John 14:6) and is the only way to God (Acts 4:12). Hebrews 9:15 mentions this same theme, saying, “Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant …” Similarly, Hebrews 12:24 uses the phrase, “Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant.”
Paul also highlights the humanity of Jesus, calling him “The man Christ Jesus.” He is God in human form, one hundred percent God and one hundred percent man (John 1:1–14).
This verse not only speaks to the reality of the Christian God, but also that Jesus Christ is the only way to be reconciled to God. No other being, spiritual or human, is needed as a go-between for us and God. The symbolism of the torn temple veil (Matthew 27:51) applies here: Jesus is the way we communicate with God, period. There is no additional step, and there is no other channel.
First Timothy 2:1–8 provides a perspective on prayer. Christians are not only supposed to pray, but to pray for all people. This even includes kings, rulers, and government officials. The basis for this is that God wants to see such people saved; His love for them is as great as it is for anyone else. The earthly hope of a believer, then, is the ability to live in peace. Preaching one message was Paul’s primary service to God: that all men are saved in the same way, which is by faith in Christ. The men of a church, then, should lead prayer with an attitude of cooperation and love.
In this passage, Paul encourages Timothy to lead his church in prayer, including prayers for government and worldly leaders. This flows naturally from the Christian view of humanity, which sees all men as loved by God and in need of the same salvation from sin. A large portion of the chapter is taken by Paul’s comments on the role of women in worship services. Rather than focusing on flashy clothes and dramatic behavior, women are to be modest and godly. In addition, women should not take on specific spiritual leadership roles reserved for men