100 Reasons why the Bible does not use the word Trinity: Reason 22 of 100 [Holy Quadrinity: Melchizedek (having neither beginning of days, nor end of life) was missed out]

If you have a good foundation in the Old testament scriptures, then it will be obvious to you that Jesus is not teaching a trinity.

Example: We can easily join Melchizedek to the Trinity.
Heb 7:1  For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; 

 

Heb 7:2  To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace

 

Heb 7:3  Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually

As you can see Melchizedek is Jesus in the Old Testamanet, i.e. God was manifest in the flesh through Melchizedek.

Lets us consider the above passage carefully:

1. “like unto the Son of God

Melchizedek is said to be

“but made like unto the Son of God” and Jesus is made “an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec”. 

 

So,
Jesus = Melchizedek
and
Melchizedek = Jesus

 

2. priest continually i.e. forever

 

Jesus is our high priest
Melchizedek priest of the most high God

 

The English word ‘continually’ is translated from the Greek is ‘diēnekes’ and has the same meaning as “For ever”
Example:
But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever (‘diēnekes’ or ‘continually’), sat down on the right hand of God;
(Hebrews 10:12 KJV)
Since both are eternal priests they have to be part of the same Godhead.
Further see how Jesus is declared a priest after the priesthood of Melchizedek.
(For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)
(Hebrews 7:21 KJV)
Jesus followed Melchizedek’ priesthood and not the other way round showing it was superior to Levi’s and the one which Jesus followed. It may even be that Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him is also is greater than Jesus.
3. Melchizedek is Eternal – having neither beginning of days, nor end of life
Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually. (Hebrews 7:3 KJV)
Only God holds such an eternal title: neither beginning of days, nor end of life
God is described as “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.” (Revelation 4:8)
I.e.
Melchizedek:
  •  neither beginning of days, nor end of life – i.e. Never born, Never Died
  • Without father, without mother, without descent i.e. was never begotten but always existed.
So,
Melchizedek = God, 
Jesus = God, 
God = Melchizedek

Melchizedek = Spirit

etc.

The HOLY Quadrinity that was hidden for so many ages has finally been revealed by simple direct reading and ‘trinitarian/gnostic’ style intepretation of the scriptures:

Holy Quadrinity

Holy Quadrinity?

4. King of Righteousness

Clearly Jesus is King and Priest and Melchizedek is also King and Priest.

Further.

Jesus said “My peace i leave with you”

Melchizedek is the ‘King of Peace’

Beyond doubt, Melchizedek is an incarnation of God in the Old Testament.

5. Jesus met Abraham and blessed him

IS that why Jesus said before Abraham was I AM. He actually met Abraham and Blessed him through the body of Melchisedec.

Heb 7:1  For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;

Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. (John 8:58 KJV)

Melchizedek ps 110 messianic pslams

About Melchizedek

The writer to the Hebrews indicates that the Priest(s) of the order of Melchizedek were to last forever, that the system of priests through the tribe of Levi would eventually come to an end.
It is well known that the role of the Messiah was to be a king (Acts 1:6), but Psalm 110:4 is the only prophecy that indicates that he will be a priest:
Yahweh has sworn, and will not change his mind: “You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.” Psalm 110:4,
In the events that lead up to this visit from Melchizedek, Abraham’s nephew Lot is taken captive by four kings (Gen 14:11). Abraham then attacks them and recovers Lot, his family, and his possessions (Gen 14:14-16).
What does Melchizedek mean? It can be broken into two parts:
1. “melchi” means king, and
2. “zedek” meaning justice or righteousness.

“Without Father or Mother, Without Genealogy”

To work out who Melchizedek was, we need to understand what is meant by Hebrews 7:3.

Without father or mother

without genealogy

without beginning of days or end of life

like the Son of God he remains a priest forever.

The writer to the Hebrews is simply indicating that records did not exist: there was no mention of either his father or mother in the Genesis account. There is no mention of his birth or death. This does not mean that he didn’t have parents, or didn’t die. Divinely appointed by God for the role of High Priest, he was fully human, had parents, was born, lived, and died.

To understand this we simply have to understand the context in which Hebrews is written. The book was written to contrast the Levitical priesthood and mediatorship of Moses with that of Jesus. The book of Hebrews gives insight into how the law found a fulfillment in Christ. One of the aspects of the Law was the appointment of a High Priest.

For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins: Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity. And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins. And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron. [Hebrews 5:1-4]

The appointment of a High Priest was a divinely instituted one. But under the new covenant Jesus was to be the High Priest. This posed a difficulty for the Jews as Jesus was not from the genealogical line of Levi (Aaron) but from the tribe of Judah. So the writer to Hebrews reminds his audience that a divinely appointed Priesthood existed several hundred years before the law of Moses was given and cites Mechizedec as an example of such divine appointment who was not even a Jew. In fact was a colleague of Abraham in whose line Levi would be one day be born.

So the writer to the letter to the Hebrews is teaching and reminding his audience of a very vital principle – God is not a respecter of person or race but he is only pleased with those who submit to his will. So if you are born to a Jewish or Christian family it does not mean that your salvation is automatic. We need to put our trust in God and submit to His will and demonstrate our faith in obedience to God’s word to attain salvation according to the riches of his grace.

Melchisedec was a gentile King, yet was divinely appointed by God as a high priest. He was even greater then Abraham because

  1. Melchisedec blessed Abraham and a person who gives a blessing is greater than the one who receives the blessing
  2. Abraham gave him a tenth of what he had taken from his enemies. Although Melchizedek wasn’t a descendant of Levi, Abraham gave him a tenth of what he had
    Heb 7:9  Levi’s descendants are now the ones who receive a tenth from people. We could even say that when Abraham gave Melchizedek a tenth, Levi also gave him a tenth.

For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually. Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils. And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham: But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises. And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better. [Hebrews 7:1-7]

The above references teach us that genealogy is not important to be a High Priest but divine appointment. Jesus was promised to be a High Priest not in the line Aaron but Melchisedec. Hence the scripture does not mention who Melchisedec was w.r.t to his birth (i.e. family background) but his merit was that of his “righteousness”.

It is very interesting to note that Messiah is both King and Priest just as Melchisedec once was. It is also very interesting to note even before God led the people to the promised land, Melchisedec had already established God’s righteousness in his kingdom (Jerusalem) which the Jews would one day occupy.

God’s eternal plan with Salem (Physical and Spritual) is expressed in the following passages:

Psa_76:2, “In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion.”

Rev 21:2  Then I saw New Jerusalem, that holy city, coming down from God in heaven. It was like a bride dressed in her wedding gown and ready to meet her husband.

Jesus – an high priest after the order of Melchisedec

So when we look at Jesus Christ though he was not of Levitical (Priestly) descent, yet he was ordained by God as a High Priest on account of his righteousness:

So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee. As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec. [Hebrews 5:5-10]

Jesus has became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him. He  and called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec as he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. Jesus also learned obedience by the things which he suffered. His life was difficult – he was born to a poor family, he was opposed by many enemies and finally out of jealousy he was murdered. Yet Jesus submitted to his God’s will. Just before his trial we see Jesus pleading with his God that if there was any possible way for him not to suffer a violent death.

Then he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me.” And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.” [Matthew 26:38-39]

Mat 26:42  Again, for the second time, he went away and prayed, “My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done.”

Mat 26:44  So, leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same words again.

Jesus intently prayed for an escape from crucifixion three time. But the three times he prayed he ended with the words “your will be done”. Jesus’ in his weakness wanted ‘out’ of the situation. We also face many difficult circumstances and want an easy way out. We do things that conflicts with the will of the Father.

Jesus’ sacrifice and righteousness came about not just because of his death on the cross but a life of total dedication to the will of his God even to the point of death. By this righteous act of total obedience he became to God a “Lamb without blemish”.

Jesus was both the Priest and the sacrifice. He did not offer lambs and goats as sacrifices but his own life. For this reason God has exalted him above all things in heaven and earth and seated him at his right hand. Jesus has become the author or role model or example of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him. Jesus by his life has shown what lives we ought to live to please our God. Jesus as a High Priest leads us to God just as Melchisedec once did.

Heb 2:17  Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.

Heb 2:18  For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

 

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