By Charles H. Welch
Mediator. The doctrine of the One Mediator is the central theme of the oldest book in the world, the book of Job, and its glorious presence enriches the types oft he law, the visions oft he prophets, the praises of the Psalms, as well as the record that announces the birth of Him Who is Emmanuel, and speaks of Him as the Mystery of Godliness, "God manifest in the flesh". The only reason for thus introducing so great a doctrine into the pages of an analysis that must keep c10sely to the dispensational side of truth, is the statement made by the Apostle in 1 Timothy 2:5,6.
"To be testified in due time" hardly does justice to the actual intention of the Apostle. To marturion kairois idiois, should be rendered "the testimony for its own peculiar seasons", thereby stressing the supreme importance of this basic truth in the present dispensation of grace. We cannot say more without touching upon doctrinal ground, so must content ourselves with the fact that the dispensational importance of this doctrine has at least been acknowledged here.