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God's Apostle and High Priest


Second Printing, 1989
168 pgs.

As far as twentieth century Christian figures are concerned, Philip Mauro stands out as one of the most captivating. After coming to a saving knowledge of the Lord in 1903, at the age of forty five, Mauro, a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States and one of the foremost patent lawyers of his day, began his "Testimony" of what was to him the most important event in his life.

His repeated successes in courts of law, coupled with his legal briefs, could not but gain recognition, for they were "models of accuracy, conciseness, and literary finish." As such, they were "frequently used by judges in the text of their decisions." Perhaps one of the most important occasions where his legal work was requisitioned was in connection with the famous Tennessee-Scopes trial in 1925. The brief or argument which Bryan used, and thereby won the case, was prepared by Philip Mauro.

His early twentieth century was a period of great expansion for many errors, such as Dispensationalism and Anglo Israelism. Rising to the forefront of Christianity's great struggle against these foes, he applied the preparation God had given him, and scored great victories for sound doctrine. As a result of his body of work, the following generations have been able to pick up weapons at the spot where he fell and continue the struggle for Truth, as it is to this day.

The very fact that a materialistic, scientific lawyer of such high reputation as Mr. Mauro had become such an earnest Christian and such an able advocate of Christianity, both by his pen and public addresses, caused him to be sought for increasingly as a speaker at Bible conferences and in Christian circles generally.



Part One

  1. The Apostle of Our Confession
  2. Revealing the Father's Name
  3. Doing the Father's Works
  4. Speaking the Father's Words
  5. The Son Gives to the Father an Account of His Ministry as the Sent One

Part Two

  1. The Minister of the Heavenly Tabernacle
  2. The Purpose of God
  3. The Deceitfulness of Sin
  4. A Merciful and Faithful High Priest, Making Propitiation for the Sins of the People of God
  5. Worship or Approach to God

Part Three

  1. A Priest For Ever after the Order of Melchisedec
  2. "Many Things to Say, and Hard to be Uttered"
  3. Christ the Centre
  4. "He that Shall Come"
  5. An Intransmissible Priesthood