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Aaron The High Priest

I was thinking about Aaron today.

Despite his fashioning the golden calf that led the Hebrews into idolatry, he remained High Priest of Israel.

Does anyone have an idea why?

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The English word "Pharisee" has nothing to do with "Pharoah-see". It comes from Greek "Pharisaios", from Aramaic "Parisa", from Hebrew "Parisiyya", meaning "set apart, separated" - because they kept themselves separate from outside cultural influences.

Their movement began around 152 B.C. (LONG after Israel left Egypt), and after the destruction of the second temple by Titus in 70 A.D., their movement became the basis for modern Rabbinical Judaism.

What about St. Mary of Egypt? Christianity spread all over the Mediterranean basin early on (including Egypt), but Pharisees predate Christians by almost two centuries, so the two are not related.
---StrongAxe on 12/13/21

I am not going to try and sort out TRUTH from the information available today.

My whole point is that we need to be discerning and critical in our investigation of truth/belief and that we can't rely on the teachers/theologians/clergy, etc.

A SEE/(SEE) is a religious jurisdiction or court,.it legislates and enforces the laws that apply to that religion.

The Vatican city where the pope lives has a HOLY_SEE that makes the laws for the VATICAN.

Originally. the PHARAOH_SEES were a socio-political extremist group/organization in EGYPT that were religious/spiritual (metaphysical) and somehow for some reason infiltrated/became the ruling party of the jews.PHARAOH------SEES.

---more_excellent_way on 12/13/21

The Israelites decided to be complainers about being in the desert,.....

BUT they also had become accustomed to the Egyptian Gods and thrust the Lord aside AND REFUSED The counsel of Moses (they betrayed God).

Paul told what really happened..

Act 7:39

Our fathers refused to obey him, but thrust him aside, and in their hearts they turned to Egypt.
---more_excellent_way on 12/11/21

7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.

8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:

9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.

10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people.
---kathr4453 on 12/8/21

WE (the human race) are the sixth day creation. Our ways of doing things are not PERFECT. We were created in God's image, but now wish to create God in OUR image (we are the 'trinity' of man)....spiritually rebellious.

The Jews were also rebellious as they left Egypt...

...and they refused Moses.

Paul told the Jews what really happened in Acts 7:39

Act 7:39
in their hearts they turned to Egypt,

Act 7:40 we do not know what has become of him.

Heb 3:16
Who were they that heard and yet were rebellious? Was it not all those who left Egypt under the leadership of Moses?

Heb 8:9
they did not continue in my covenant, and so I paid no heed to them, says the Lord.
---more_excellent_way on 12/4/21

JS1234: I am still trying to find out where Sola Scriptura is taught in the Bible.//

Stop looking. It isn't in the Bible.

Sola Scriptura was made up to justify leaving the Church to start another Church. Then their members leave the 2nd Church and start their own Church. Then so on and so on.

Deep down the problem is OBEDIENCE.

Luke 10:16
Whoever listens to you listens to Me, whoever rejects you rejects Me, and whoever rejects Me rejects the One who sent Me.

So Sola Scriptura moves the middle man Jesus placed between Him and us.

---Nicole_Lacey on 10/11/19

Sounds pretty simple to understand to me...

Mark 7:6-9
6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.

7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.

9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
---kathr4453 on 10/2/19

\\And it appears it's the Orthodox and RCC tradition to act childish in almost every blog they can't defend themselves in with scripture.
---kathr4453 on 10/1/19\\

kath herself does much the same thing I am accused of doing.

Glory to Jesus Christ
---Cluny on 10/1/19

JS1234, are you again being facetious, or are you truly interested in an answer? The way you worded your question causes me to pause in answering you. If you plan on replying with more facetious remarks, im not going to give you an answer you would not understand anyway.

Here's a thought JS1234, I'll say this: Joseph Smith and The JW's along with many cults have in fact taken your stance that they can add, EMBELISH , write new verses, add fables, etc, ..... And how do we KNOW it's not the Word of God? Well, you might eat it up, but those saved know better. I st John says WE ARE TO TEST THE SPIRITS and we have an unction from the Holy One to discern truth from lie.
---kathr4453 on 10/2/19

To those not being facetious,

The primary Catholic argument against sola scriptura is that the Bible does not explicitly teach sola scriptura. Catholics argue that the Bible nowhere states that it is the only authoritative guide for faith and practice. However, this principle is strongly indicated by verses such as Acts 17:11, which commends the Bereans for testing doctrinetaught by an apostle, no lessto the written Word. Sola scriptura is all-but-explicitly indicated in 1 Corinthians 4:6, where Paul warns not to go beyond what is written. Jesus Himself criticized those who allowed traditions to override the explicit commands of God in Mark 7:69.
---kat453 on 10/2/19

Did the Holy Spirit come to you and tell you that the doctrine of Sola Scriptura is something you have to believe? When did this happen?
---JS1234 on 10/1/19

JS1234, I believe it's something the Holy Spirit teaches you once you are Born Again. There are scriptures to back that up....not giving way to fables....MY WORDS ARE SPIRIT AND LIFE, beware of false teachers...etc.

Ya know the word TRINITY isn't in scripture either, HOWEVER just reading scripture will , with the accompany of the Holy Spirit show you that truth as well .
---kathr4453 on 10/1/19

I am still trying to find out where Sola Scriptura is taught in the Bible.
---JS1234 on 10/1/19

The only ones here who brag about their TRADITIONS are Orthodox and RCC. I'm neither. I base my beliefs solely on scripture, what the Orthodox already admit they do not do.

And it appears it's the Orthodox and RCC tradition to act childish in almost every blog they can't defend themselves in with scripture.
---kathr4453 on 10/1/19

==Cluny is looking at it through his own traditions and not scripture.==

kath, of course, does what she accuses me and others of doing.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 9/30/19

I did give scripture, Hebrews 7:26-28.

Why didn't God remove David's as KING when he sinned?

If God perhaps stated to Aaron beforehand saying IF YOU SIN EVEN ONCE I will remove you as Priest ...THEN yes, Aaron would be removed. But for some reason our Orthoxox folks here want an answer to something like....If Noah sinned and got drunk, why didn't God just kill him on the spot.

Satan will use anything to occupy the mind of the religious. Those who are spiritual however do not dwell on things that God didn't disclose. It's the Pharisees who dwell on such things, failing to see Gods forgivness and Mercy not only in Aaron but David and you and me or the woman taken in Adultry.
---kathr4453 on 10/1/19

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I admit I didn't know why
Aaron remained high priest. That's why I asked the question.

\\The answer is in scripture , so having any other ideas apart from scripture is where arguments come in. \\

Note carefully that kath didn't give any.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 9/30/19

The Mercy seat was a type and shadow of the Mercy seat of Christ we see now in Hebrews 4. And unlike Christ, the priests and high priest had to atone for their own sin first before they could sprinkle blood for the atoning of the sins of the people. Please review Hebrews where your answer is according to Scripture, not someone's traditions. So that in and of itself shows that the Levitical priests were also sinners in need of Gods mercy.

The Works of Grace or whatever that the Orthodox and RCC list is something that is strictly orthodox and RCC. So maybe Cluny is looking at it through his own traditions and not scripture.
---kathr4453 on 9/30/19

The answer is in scripture , so having any other ideas apart from scripture is where arguments come in.

Somehow some think the Levites were GODS incapable of sin, and are so confused that no one was sinless from Adam on. But praise God, the Priesthood is not inherited through the tribe of Levi today, but is now once and for all in the hands of the ONLY SINLESS ONE, Jesus Christ.

Regardless of why God did or didn't do this or that only subject to ones imagination if not clearly spelled out in scripture. Since Cluny asked this question, he doesn't know the answer.

God can do whatever He likes...and some just have to accept that without trying to disect Gods reasoning. He doesn't have to answer to anyone.
---kathr4453 on 9/30/19

The way I see it.
God created the Priest, and I dont find it necessary to use a dictionary, to define what God clearly defined in the Bible.

Too many people rely on dictionaries, not understanding the word is not Necessarily what the word actually meant, when first introduced, but how we have come to use it.

Many words, relating to religion, are used differently today than they were in the Bible. And the dictionary merely reflects how the church may use those words today. A word with one definition, written in the early 1900s, may have 5-10 definitions today.
---David on 9/30/19

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\\Why would someone use a modern Greek language, to translate a word, that obviously originated from an ancient Hebrew language?
---David on 9/28/19\\

Actually the Greek word corresponding to COHEN is IEREVS.

\\Everyone KNOWS the answer....except him I guess. \\

You don't seem to know the answer, either, kath.

In any case, it's a spiritual work of mercy to instruct the ignorant, so can YOU tell me why Aaron remained High Priest?

Bet you can't!

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 9/29/19

Cluny's question here only shows how ignorant Cluny is for asking this question. Everyone KNOWS the answer....except him I guess.

Just read the bible should get your answers from God and not ask what others THINK? good grief!
---kathr4453 on 9/28/19

The Hebrew word for Priest is Kohen.
---JS1234 on 9/28/19

Did you know that the English word "priest" comes from the Greek word PRESBYTEROS or elder?---Cluny

Never really thought about it. Why would someone use a modern Greek language, to translate a word, that obviously originated from an ancient Hebrew language?
---David on 9/28/19

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Where ever the word comes from we know that the AARON PRIESTHOOD, aka the LEVITICAL PRIESTHOOD, has been done away IN CHRIST. Hebrews will explain. we don't need a presbytery or priesthood to offer sacrifice for our sin, or a go between between ourselves and God. And the NT Bishops , pastors were never told to do that. Only Jesus Christ can do that TODAY, no matter how many original Greek words you want to use to argue that point. Hebrews is clearly written in English along with many different languages all saying the same thing.

Believe it or not, making priest out of your religion to mock the OT priesthood is no different than what they did making a golden calf. It's IDOLATRY.
---kathr4453 on 9/28/19

Did you know that the English word "priest" comes from the Greek word PRESBYTEROS or elder?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 9/27/19

Does that mean He's the only one?---Cluny

Scripturally? Yes
The key word is, Priesthood. The Levite Priests were a Priesthood.
As the High Priest, Jesus Christ is not compared to the High Priest of the Levite Priesthood, but to Melchizedek, a High Priest with no descendants. (Hebrews 7:6) Why is it important for the writer to tell us Melchizedek had no descendants? It is because The Levite Priesthood had descendants, the descendants, made it a Priesthood.

As to your original Question about Aaron. I really don't have a definitive answer, but my guess would be, God was keeping a promise he made to Moses regarding Aaron.(Exodus 7:1)
---David on 9/27/19

\\Praise God the priesthood has changed and Jesus alone is our High Priest.\\

Does that mean He's the only one?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 9/22/19

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The priesthood was assigned to the tribe of Levi, why it's called the levitical priesthood. Aaron and his sons were the very first out of the tribe of Levi. Also note through scripture how the priesthood was corrupted, and how when Jesus confronted them during His time in earth. Praise God the priesthood has changed and Jesus alone is our High Priest. No more corruption of money changers to deal with. Now we do have groups who MOCK the old priesthood, and the ignorant not knowing better still get taken in by these false posers. What can you do? Warn, show through scripture is gone....but even doing that some folks love their bondage. And as long as we have those, there will always be an entity to exploit the ignorant.
---kathr4453 on 9/20/19

"Aaron would have been among those who repented of sin. Exodus 32:26 says, Moses stood in the gate of the camp and said, Who is on the LORD's side? Come to me. And all the sons of Levi gathered around him. As a son of Levi, Aaron was one of those who repented, and God forgave. Second, verse 30 notes that Moses interceded for the people: You have sinned a great sin. And now I will go up to the LORD, perhaps I can make atonement for your sin.
---kathr4453 on 9/19/19

One could make a strong case that Aaron was punished for making the golden calf. Aaron would later die in the wilderness and never enter the Promised Land. Aaron also endured the loss of two of his adult sons in a judgment from God. After Aaron made the golden calf, his life included many difficulties that could be seen as a punishment.

Another response is that God did not punish Aaron for making the golden calf because Aaron had already been chosen as high priest of Israel. Despite Aaron's sin, his role in leading worship in the tabernacle remained vital. The position of high priest was promised in Exodus 28 before Aarons molding of the golden calf in Exodus 32.
---JS1234 on 9/17/19

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