Mediator....I could never understand how they said Jesus mediated only for the 144,000 since they applied 1 Timothy 2:5 to prayer and prayer should apply more than to the 144,000. The best thing is to stick to one topic. Show you want to clear up your confusion about there seeming to be 2 ideas conflicting. I would always ask how would I explain this to someone who is not a witness.
(1 Timothy 2:5, 6) 5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, a man, Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself a corresponding ransom for all—[this is] what is to be witnessed to at its own particular times.
*** w02 7/1 p. 8 Worship God “in Spirit” ***
Is it proper to pray to Jesus’ earthly mother, Mary, or to particular “saints,” asking them to intercede with God in one’s behalf? The Bible’s direct answer is: “There is only one mediator between God and mankind, himself a man, Christ Jesus.”—1 Timothy 2:5.
*** w97 2/15 p. 28 Agreement Between “God’s Temple” and Idols in Greece? ***
Furthermore, in a very clear way, the Scriptures rule out the idea of praying to “saints” in order for them to act as intercessors with God. In his model prayer, Jesus taught that prayers are to be addressed to the Father only, since he directed his disciples: “You must pray, then, this way: ‘Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified.’” (Matthew 6:9)
*** w80 6/1 p. 18 Praying to Jehovah so as to Be Heard ***PRAY THROUGH, NOT TO, JESUS CHRIST
11 How can we gain access to the great “Hearer of prayer”? He has appointed that this be through Jesus Christ alone. There is only one Mediator between God and men, and one High Priest, Jesus Christ. (1 Tim. 2:5; Heb. 7:25, 26) Jesus himself put it very explicitly, saying: “No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6) “Most truly I say to you, If you ask the Father for anything he will give it to you in my name. . . . Ask and you will receive, that your joy may be made full.”—John 16:23, 24.