It’s likely the most misunderstood phrase to come out of the Reformation! And what is that?
This year we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the dramatic event when Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the door of the church at Wittenberg—igniting the Protestant Reformation.
. . . and perhaps the most popular phrase to come out of that period . . . ”the priesthood of all believers.”
The most popular AND the most misunderstood!
So what was Luther saying?
Not that every person is his or her own priest.
But that everyone functions as a priest to others.
You and I can’t pat ourselves on the back and say how impressive we are because we’re a priest.
Not at all! The New Testament speaks of only two priesthoods—that of Christ and that of all believers!
And our priesthood is a call to servanthood!