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Reformation Study Bible – 1 Tim 2:5
1 Tim 2:5

2:5 there is one God. This is the fundamental affirmation of the Jewish religion (Deut. 6:4; cf. Rom. 3:30; 1 Cor. 8:6; Gal. 3:20; Eph. 4:6).

one mediator between God and men. There is One who arbitrates between God and humanity and reconciles them. See theological note “Christ the Mediator.”

the man Christ Jesus. Paul’s focus is on Christ’s humanity, perhaps because the false teachers had denied that Christ was truly human. The full humanity of Christ is essential to His serving as Mediator of the covenant of grace.