Melchizedek is not Jesus

by Dimphil
(San Jose, CA (Silicon Valley))

I was comforted to hear your possibility that Melchizedek was Jesus, but this does not fit the description. The Biblical verses imply an order of priests (plural) that have no beginning and no end. This is slightly disturbing when referring to no beginning, which we Christians have always read that only God is the I am and the alpha and omega in an otherwise eternal existence.


These verses imply that there are several of them in this class with no beginning or end. Perhaps this is an order of beings higher than the angels, which is difficult to swallow because we war daily with fallen angels who tempt us to violate God's principles of moral law; and it is implied throughout the rest of the bible that the angels are the highest order of created beings besides man.

Thus the rebellion of Satan and a third of the angels is the mess we find ourselves as humans mired in. Man was created in the image of God; that is not stated of the angels and in one verse it states that Jesus was temporarily made lower than the angels, implying all humanity is only slightly lower than the angels.

And then verses go on to state that man will judge (rule over) angels! Unbelievable considering that one angel slew 180,000 enemies of the children of God. And we are going to be above them! To introduce Melchizedek into the mix is truly a mystery and must ultimately be placed into the category we make that these are things we cannot understand until we get to Heaven.

I am comfortable with that, but in the back of my mind the haunting no beginning of Melchizedek is a mystery that is very clear and understandable. Yet, at the same time it is difficult to jive with the one and only Alpha and Omega.

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Feb 17, 2013
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The Lord Makes an Oath Which He Never Breaks
by: Michael OConnell

Genesis 14 is not the only time in the Old Testament that a reference is made about the order of Melchizedek.

We read in Psalm 110:4, The Lord has taken an oath and will not break His vow: "You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek".

In this passage, David is referring to Jesus as he states in Psalm 110:1 The Lord said to my Lord, "Sit in the place of honor at my right hand until I humble your enemies, making them footstool under your feet."

Now are we to believe that David had two Lords or is David making reference to the Holy Trinity. And if The Lord said to my Lord, "I take an oath and will not break this vow" We can only say the God confirmed through Jesus, to be the order of Melchizedek that will last forever.

Apr 17, 2012
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Names of God
by: J. Marlow

The one who is victorious I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will they leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on them my new name.

Revelation 3:11-13

I can only surmise, from this passage from Revelation, that there is yet another Name that will be revealed to us. How exciting!

Apr 16, 2012
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Melchizidek is not Jesus
by: Anonymous

Good points, but the whole point of the story in Hebrews is that in the Bible there is more than one of the Order of Melchizidek. There is the man himself, whom we are told nothing about his beginning or end, only that he was of the order that seemingly has no beginning or end and is an eternal order (Hebrews 7:1-3); and the other is Jesus himself.

The point of the passage is that this order is superior to the Levitical Priesthood, which a priest between the ages of 20 and fifty could only serve in.

The point of the passage wasn't "who he was or is", but how much greater the order is AND it was written to a bunch of Jewish Christians thinking of going back to the old ways. It's all about how much greater what we have really is.

HALLELUJAH!

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