This is a continuation of the thread started under "Just had some fun with dubs at my door" and I thought that because the subject was more regarding the issue of Mediator, I'd just start a new thread.
I hope that posters can tell in their own words how they understand this subject and not cut and post from the Watchtower. We are all well aware of their views on the subject. I for one, studying several years ago, came to the conclusion that I didn't agree with their explanation, that Christ was the Mediator only for the 144,000. Here are a few of my thoughts on it:
Different Thoughts Regarding New Covenant
Starting with the prophesy in Jeremiah 31: 31-34 it states that their would be a “new covenant” (one to replace the old covenant made with Moses) and through this they would have forgiveness for their sins. Fast forward to Luke 22:20 where Jesus said that “this cup means the New Covenant by virtue of my blood, which is to be poured out in your behalf.” He said “keep doing this in remembrance of me”. Did you read anywhere that they were not to participate? He is activating (mediating) the new covenant and everyone that gets forgiveness of sins has to be included in the new covenant. If anyone is not in the new covenant there can be no basis for forgiveness of sins…so they are still living in sin and therefore can’t approach God. End of Memorial celebration.
On down in verses 28-30 is where he instituted a covenant for a Kingdom…for some to sit on thrones and judge the twelve tribes of Israel. Still part of the new covenant arrangement just an added feature. There was no special classification…only that of accepting the value of the ransom sacrifice/pouring out of his blood made by Christ, recognizing it as our only means to approach God. All of us. The only way we can approach God through prayer is by accepting him as the mediator/ransomer between us and God. All that believe that he died for us have the obligation to keep the Memorial he instituted and take part in eating the bread and wine showing we are his disciples. It is the basis for everlasting last…wherever HE decides to put us. According to Eph.4:4, there is only 1 body, 1 faith.