Are all believers priests or just some? These are quotes on the priesthood of the believer vs. the priesthood of the clergy from throughout Church history.
In addition to this spiritual sacrifice—mortifying the deeds of the body—Peter mentions another, later on in the same chapter: "But ye are … a royal priesthood … that ye may show for the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light." Here Peter touches upon the preaching office, the real sacrificial office, concerning which it is said (Ps 50, 23), "Whoso offereth the sacrifice of thanksgiving* glorifieth me." Preaching extols the grace of God. It is the offering of praise and thanks. Paul boasts (Rom 15, 16) that he sanctifies and offers the Gospel. (ibid., p. 11; ellipses are from original, as are Scripture references; * "Thanksgiving" here may be a reference to communion because "eucharist" is Greek for giving thanks.)
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