Jesus the sole mediator between man and God?

Where in the Catechism does it clearly state this?

480 Jesus Christ is true God and true man, in the unity of his divine person; for this reason he is the one and only mediator between God and men.

1544 Everything that the priesthood of the Old Covenant prefigured finds its fulfillment in Christ Jesus, the “one mediator between God and men.” The Christian tradition considers Melchizedek, “priest of God Most High,” as a prefiguration of the priesthood of Christ, the unique “high priest after the order of Melchizedek”; “holy, blameless, unstained,” “by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are sanctified,” that is, by the unique sacrifice of the cross.

618 The cross is the unique sacrifice of Christ, the “one mediator between God and men”. But because in his incarnate divine person he has in some way united himself to every man, “the possibility of being made partners, in a way known to God, in the paschal mystery” is offered to all men. He calls his disciples to “take up [their] cross and follow [him]”, for “Christ also suffered for [us], leaving [us] an example so that [we] should follow in his steps.” In fact Jesus desires to associate with his redeeming sacrifice those who were to be its first beneficiaries. This is achieved supremely in the case of his mother, who was associated more intimately than any other person in the mystery of his redemptive suffering.

Apart from the cross there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven

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956 The intercession of the saints. “Being more closely united to Christ, those who dwell in heaven fix the whole Church more firmly in holiness. . . . They do not cease to intercede with the Father for us, as they proffer the merits which they acquired on earth through the one mediator between God and men, Christ Jesus. . . . So by their fraternal concern is our weakness greatly helped.”

Justin

Justin, thank you very much for the help.

Wow! How cool was that?

You ask a question, you get an answer! Well done Justin- very impressive!
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So then wouldn’t this reasoning seem to support the abhorrence that, say a Baptist, would have for the neccesity of a priest to minister to the faithfull? If Christ is the sole mediator between man and God what role do the ordained fill that our personal relation with Christ can not? This would be their arguement I would think.

[quote=foolintherain]So then wouldn’t this reasoning seem to support the abhorrence that, say a Baptist, would have for the neccesity of a priest to minister to the faithfull? If Christ is the sole mediator between man and God what role do the ordained fill that our personal relation with Christ can not? This would be their arguement I would think.
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To the best of my understanding, that IS their reasoning. They do not distinguish between the mediation before the Throne of God, and the agency of that mediation though the Body of Christ in earth, the Church and her ministers. They see Sacraments as barriers, or impositions, between God and man rather than as means of access ordained by Christ.

[quote=foolintherain]So then wouldn’t this reasoning seem to support the abhorrence that, say a Baptist, would have for the neccesity of a priest to minister to the faithfull? If Christ is the sole mediator between man and God what role do the ordained fill that our personal relation with Christ can not? This would be their arguement I would think.
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The Role of the Ordained, according to Paul, is to be Ministers of Reconcilation.

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