Welcome to ‘Biblical Priesthood’. This new site seeks to encourage all Christians to take seriously their privileges and responsibilities as New Testament priests in a modern world. From a Reformed perspective, it explores the way priesthood evolves throughout the Bible and how it applies today.
Most Christians believe in the doctrine of “the priesthood of all believers”. But how well could we articulate what it is or what it looks like? Is it just to do with having unhindered access to God? Or is there more to it? Who exactly were the Levites? And are they important? Were they typological of the church today? Is priesthood as important as kingship (if Jesus is Prophet, Priest and King)? These are just some of the questions that I have wanted answers to, and try to answer.
One of my concerns (particularly among evangelicals) is that we can be averse to all things priestly. And yet, even today, we do have a High Priest, we do have a temple, we are royal priests, and we do offer sacrifices (of a kind). It is Christ’s desire that we understand what our priestly role is and the privileges and responsibilities that come with it. One my own convictions is that this doctrine grows out of the Old Testament from the very start of Genesis with Adam. Thus the Old Testament gives us the categories and vocabulary to help us to give content to this New Testament idea. So I devote some of this site to various books of the Bible (Old and New Testaments) and the way it unfolds throughout the Bible.
I hope you enjoy browsing.
Jules Beauchamp (Soli Deo Gloria!)