WAS MELCHIZEDEK A THEOPHANY OF JESUS?


WHO IS MELCHIZEDEK?


       Some Christians teach that Melchizedek is the pre-incarnate Jesus Christ. In other words, some interpret the verses concerning the high priest Melchizedek as being the SON OF Almighty God BEFORE he became God incarnate when Jesus was born of the virgin Mary. That is to say, some interpret Melchizedek to be a MANIFESTATION of either Almighty God the Father or his Son Jesus to APPEAR as a MAN who was NOT actually BORN, but rather he was a manifestation much like an angel can appear as a man to LOOK LIKE a man, but is not actually a human being.

       Other Christians teach that Melchizedek being a manifestation of Jesus is not possible because the Bible clearly says that Jesus is a high priest AFTER the ORDER of Melchizedek showing us that they are TWO distinct separate persons. They also say that Melchizedek cannot be a manifestation of Almighty God the Father either, because he was the high priest OF the most high God.

       Now those who agree and teach this second point of view mostly teach that Melchizedek was a MAN just like the Bible says that he is, but there are some who just cannot accept that Melchizedek is a MAN, because of Hebrews 7:3 which they INTERPRET that Melchizedek was NOT BORN.


     “ Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made LIKE unto the Son of God; abides a priest continually.”


       We will get back to this verse further on in this study, but for now those who do NOT believe that Melchizedek is the pre-incarnate Jesus, or that Melchizedek is a manifestation of Almighty God the Father, or that Melchizedek is a MAN say that Melchizedek is the Holy Spirit because these Christians see that Jesus is NOT Melchizedek and Almighty God the Father the MOST HIGH is NOT Melchizedek, nor is Melchizedek a MAN. Therefore they REASON or conclude that Melchizedek MUST BE the Holy Spirit is based upon where the scripture says that Melchizedek is without descent, without beginning and without end, because only God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are CO ETERNAL persons or beings.

       Let us read the verses where Melchizedek in mentioned in the Bible to learn if Melchizedek is:


       #1. Almighty God the Father himself.

       #2. Jesus, the Son of the most high God.

       #3. The Holy Spirit.

       #4. Or a man, a human being, who was made to be a high priest of the mist high God by Almighty God himself.


       My understanding is that most Christians AGREE that Melchizedek is NOT the MOST HIGH God, Almighty God the Father HIMSELF, because Melchizedek is a HIGH PRIEST OF the most high God. Therefore the only other three remaining options are the ones that I listed above, with the exception of Melchizedek being an ANGEL who APPEARED as a MAN. With that being said let us now read all the passages of scripture where Melchizedek is mentioned.


       Genesis 14:18 says,


And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest OF the most high God.” (So here we see that Melchizedek cannot be Almighty God himself, because Melchizedek is the high priest OF the most high God.)


       Psalm 110: Says,


     “The LORD (Yehweh) said unto my Lord (Jesus being made to be a Lord), Sit you at my right hand, until I (Almighty God your God and Father) make your enemies your footstool. (This is a PROPHECY of Jesus, the yet still coming SON OF Almighty God when this prophecy was first written, whom Yehweh or Jehovah prophesied to bring forth by his spoken word to the virgin Mary. But more precisely this is a prophecy of Jesus during his yet future 1000 year reign in his Father kingdom where his God and Father, the Almighty himself, will subdue all his enemies to the feet of his Son Jesus his anointed one, who will sit at the right hand of Almighty God the Father.)

     2. The LORD (Yehweh) shall send the rod of your strength out of Zion: RULE you in the midst of your enemies. (again speaking of Jesus ruling with a rod of iron over the nations of the world who are left after the initial wrath of Almighty God executed by his Son Jesus)

     3. Your people (speaking of the Jews that Almighty God will give to his Son Jesus saying YOUR people) shall be willing in the day of your power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: you have the dew of your youth.

     4. The LORD (Yehweh) has sworn, and will not repent, You (referring to Jesus the Son of Almighty God the Father) are a priest for ever AFTER the ORDER OF Melchizedek. (this shows us that the ORDER of the PRIESTHOOD of Melchizedek, which is being a priest of the MOST HIGH God was already established. In other words, this passage of scripture means that the priesthood or the ORDER OF the priesthood, which Melchizedek was a priest already existed before Jesus was made to be a HIGH PRIEST AFTER or in the same fashion or in the same ORDER as the priest Melchizedek. Now to ME personally this fact alone clearly teaches us that Jesus is NOT Melchizedek.)

     5. The Lord at your right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath. (this is a prophecy of Jesus being the one who will execute the wrath of Almighty God the Father, which the Father committed into the hands of his Son to do.)

     6. He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.

     7. He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.”


       Then we read in Hebrews chapter 5 that Jesus was made to be a high priest between man and Almighty God the Father after he became obedient unto death on the cross. In other words, Jesus did NOT exalt HIMSELF to be a high priest, but rather this honor was GIVEN unto Jesus by his God and Father the most high God.


     “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:

     2. Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he HIMSELF ALSOalso is compassed with infirmity. (The Bible to ME clearly teaches us that Jesus was a MAN who was tempted in ALL points just like we are tempted so that he can KNOW the feelings of our weakness and have compassion to be a good and faithful high priest between Almighty God and mankind. And in verse one we clearly see that EVERY high priest is taken or chosen to be a high priest NOT from the rank of ANGELS, but rather EVERY high priest is select FROM AMONG the HUMAN race and more specifically the MALE. Now to ME, the word of TRUTH makes it perfectly clear that Jesus was indeed a HIGH PRIEST and seeing that the word of TRUTH also clearly states that EVERY high priest is taken from AMONG MEN, then to ME this means that Melchizedek AND Jesus were BOTH MEN born as HUMAN BEINGS.)

     3. And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.

     4. And no MAN takes this honor unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.

     5. So ALSO Christ glorified NOT himself to be MADE an high priest; but he (speaking of Almighty God himself) that said unto him (his SON Jesus speaking forth a PROPHECY of his yet coming Son calling things that are not yet come into being as though they already are), You are my Son, TODAY have I begotten you.(The phrase “TODAY have I BEGOTTEN you” clearly teaches us that the SON OF Almighty God did indeed have a BEGINNING on a certain DAY in which he was BEGOTTEN or brought forth into existence where he had never been BEGOTTEN of brought forth before. Please see the study DID JESUS HAVE A BEGINNING? for a deeper understanding that the HUMAN Jesus did indeed have a BEGINNING and that Jesus the SON OF Almighty God the Father was MADE to be both Lord and Christ BY his God and Father the MOST HIGH and ONLY ALMIGHTY God.)

     6. As he said also in another place, You are a priest for ever AFTER the ORDER OF Melchizedek. (This verse clearly teaches us that the ORDER OF this PRIESTHOOD in which Melchizedek was a priest had already existed BEFORE Jesus was even PROPHESIED to be a priest AFTER that same ORDER. So it is MORE about this particular ORDER OF PRIESTHOOD than it is about the MAN Melchizedek who was a priest is the ORDER OF PRIESTHOOD.)

     7. 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;

     8. Though he were a Son, yet LEARNED he OBEDIENCE by the things which he suffered;

     9. And being made perfect, he BECAME the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; (Jesus was made to become the Father of everlasting life by his God and Father the Almighty.)

     10. Called of God an high priest AFTER the ORDER OF Melchizedek.

     11. Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing you are dull of hearing.

     12. For when for the time you ought to be teachers, you have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.

     13. For every one that uses milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.

     14. But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.”


        Then in Hebrew 6:20 we read were Jesus has gone before us being our high priest AFTER the ORDER OF Melchizedek.


     “Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever AFTER the ORDER OF Melchizedek.”



       So from these verses we clearly see that Jesus was CALLED to be a high priest BY his God and Father the most high God. And we see that Jesus even though he was the SON OF Almighty God the Father still needed to learn to become OBEDIENT in all that his God and father sent his Son to do in order to be found worthy to be MADE a high priest FOREVER AFTER this particular ORDER OF PRIESTHOOD, which the MAN Melchizedek was ALSO a priest in this same ORDER OF PRIESTHOOD.

       And finally in Hebrews chapter 7 we read that the MAN Jesus was made AFTER the SIMILITUDE a high priest of the MAN Melchizedek.


     “For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest OF the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;

     2. To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness (Which ALSO means my king who is righteous. You see, Melchizedek or Malki Tzedek in the original Hebrew can also be translated as my king (is) righteous(ness) or my righteous king.), and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; (some Christians reason that since Jesus is called the PRINCE of PEACE, then this proves without a doubt that Jesus and Melchizedek were ONE and the SAME person. But I have to disagree, because of all the plain, clear and simple evidence of these TWO being COMPARED to each other. Jesus was made to be a high priest AFTER the ORDER OF Melchizedek who the Bible says was a MAN in verse 4. Your see, the Greek word “TAXIS” that is translated as “ORDER” suggests a similar “arrangement.” For example, just as Melchizedek was BOTH a king AND a priest simultaneously, so ALSO was Jesus Christ as well. Please see Zechariah 6:12-13 and Hebrews 1:3. Also the preposition “KATA” is used with the accusative case which suggests the sense of “in accordance with, corresponding to” that clearly shows us that two things are being COMPARED with each other. So to ME all this sound Biblical evidence or COMPARISON clearly shows me that Jesus and Melchizedek are NOT one and the same person. Many other Christians can see this truth as well, but some Christians stumble of the next verse and therefore conclude that Melchizedek MUST without fail be either Almighty God the Father himself, his Son Jesus, the Holy Spirit or an ANGEL.)

     3. Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made LIKE unto the Son of God; abides a priest continually. (again this shows us a COMPARISON between TWO different people)

     4. Now consider how great this MAN was (here we see that Melchizedek was a MAN who truly existed as a real person in the Old Testament times. In other words, this MAN Melchizedek was NOT some kind of vision or apparition of a heavenly being appearing to Abraham and then disappearing after this encounter. But rather it seems that the people knew this MAN Melchizedek and that he was a great and righteous MAN.), unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.

     5. 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: (sons of LEVI came out of the loins of Abraham and ONLY those of the DESCENT of the sons of LEVI could become PRIEST. In other words the ORDER of teh priesthood was of teh DESECNT of teh trbe of LEVI only)

     6. But he whose DESCENT is not counted from THEM received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.(this shows us that the GENEALOGY of Melchizedek is being spoken of here and NOT whether or not Melchizedek had a mother and a father, but rather that the DESCENT of Melchizedek was NOT from the tribe of LEVI and NEITHER was the DESCENT of Jesus of the tribe of LEVI. Of course Melchizedek had a mother and a father other wise he would not have been called a MAN. It is the ORDER of the PRIESTHOOD that is AFTER the ORDER of Melchizedek that has no beginning nor ending. MORE specifically speaking if the GREAT KING of RIGHTEOUSNESS, ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF who is without beginning nor ending and NOT the MAN Melchizedek.)

     7. And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.

     8. And here MEN that DIE receive tithes; but there he receives them, of whom it is witnessed that he lives. (to ME this is an analogy between Melchizedek in Genesis 14:18 and Jesus is Psalm 110 where Jesus is the one who is witnessed to LIVE forever as a high priest AFTER the ORDER OF the PRIESTHOOD in which Melchizedek was a priest but DIED as ALL men are appointed to do at least once. The reason I say this is because I myself can find nowhere in the OLD Testament where these words are actually spoken so it is quite sure that the author is not quoting the Old testament. And even if some lost book of the Bible is found where a verse speaking these words were found I am quite confident that the would be a PROPHECY or a type and shadow of the coming Son of Almighty God and NOT the MAN Melchizedek himself who was an IMMORTAL being. The phase “it is witnessed that he LIVES” to ME is speaking of Jesus and NOT the man Melchizedek. Also it could be speaking of Almighty God himself receiving tithes THROUGH his high priest of the ORDER of Melchizedek.)

     9. And as I may so say, Levi also, who receives tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.

     10. For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchizedek met him.

     11. If therefore perfection were BY the Levitical PRIESTHOOD, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise AFTER the ORDER OF Melchizedek, and NOT be called after the order of Aaron?

     12. For the PRIESTHOOD being CHANGED, there is made of necessity a change also of the law. (so then, from these verses we clearly see that it is MORE about the DIFFERENT PRIESTHOODS that are being compared more so that the MAN Melchizedek and the MAN Jesus Christ. Although they too are also being compared as well.)

     13. For he of whom these things are spoken pertains to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.

     14. For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of JUDAH; of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood. (this means that the PRIESTHOOD of Melchizedek has NO DESCENT. That is to say this ORDER of PRIESTHOOD which BOTH the MAN Melchizedek and the MAN Jesus Christ were made to be a priest did NOT obtain this PRIESTHOOD by DESCENT. In other words, they, BOTH Melchizedek, AND Jesus were without mother or father or GENEALOGY of DESCENT that QUALIFIED for any ORDER of priesthood such as the Levitical order where DESCENT was mandatory. That is to say. this ORDER of priesthood in which Melchizedek AND Jesus were a priest was NOT handed down through genealogy or descent. To say this another way BOTH Jesus and Melchizedek did indeed have a mother and a father, but the PRIESTHOOD ITSELF is obtained WITHOUT the qualification of DESCENT or the genealogy of having a mother or father in the LINE or GENEALOGY of this ORDER of PRIESTHOOD.)

     15. And it is yet far more evident: for that AFTER the SIMILITUDE of Melchizedek here arises ANOTHER priest, (this verse clearly teaches us that Jesus is NOT ONE and the SELFSAME MAN as Melchizedek, but rather Jesus in some ways is very SIMILAR to Melchizedek. Or more precisely the PRIESTHOOD itself should be what is being COMPARED and not so much the two priests, Jesus and Melchizedek are one and the self same person. In other words, it is the SAME PRIESTHOOD to which BOTH Melchizedek AND Jesus BOTH belonged being compared to the Levitical priesthood which was of DESCENT of the tribe of LEVI. But it should not be overlooked that also there are SIMILARITIES as well between the two MEN, Melchizedek and Jesus, in that, BOTH were kings and priests. So then Jesus arose AFTER Melchizedek to be ANOTHER priest in this SAME ORDER of priesthood that is NOT received by DESCENT.)

     16. Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life. (again Jesus is the ONLY MAN who has ever been given ETERNAL LIFE up to this present day for you see no other man or human being will be given their reward of eternal life UNTIL the second coming of Jesus)

     17. For (or because) he testifies, You (speaking of Jesus the Son of Almighty God the Father) are a priest for ever AFTER the ORDER OF Melchizedek. (again quoting Psalm 110 meaning that Jesus is NOT one and the same person as the man Melchizedek but rather Jesus has risen to be ANOTHER priest after the SIMILITUDE of Melchizedek.)

     18. For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.

     19. For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.

     20. And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest: (then the writer quotes the prophecy written in Psalm 110 in the next verse)

     21. (For those priests [speaking of ALL the Old Testament priest including Melchizedek] were made without an oath; but this [clearly speaking of Jesus and NOT Melchizedek] WITH an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord swore and will not repent, You are a priest for ever AFTER the ORDER OF Melchizedek:)

     22. By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament. (in other words, because of this fact that Jesus was made to be a high priest FOREVER by an OATH made by Almighty God HIMSELF gives us a SURETY of a BETTER TESTAMENT.)

     23. And they (including Melchizedek) truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of DEATH: (In other words, there is a DIFFERENCE between Jesus and Melchizedek in that Almighty God the Father made an OATH confirming that his SON Jesus would be the LAST priest FOREVER between God and mankind. This again teaches us that Jesus is NOT one and the same man as Melchizedek because were are clearly told in verse 23 that Melchizedek died along with all the other priests in the past. Jesus is the ONLY man who has ever been GIVEN IMMORTALITY up to this point in time. Please see John 5:26,27 and 1 Timothy 6:14-16. Therefore Melchizedek being a MAN had to have DIED even though the writer of Hebrews SEEMS to be saying in Hebrews 7:8 that he LIVES. To me this is a PROPHECY of the COMING high priest who will be given this priesthood FOREVER and not Melchizedek himself. Also I myself can not find these words anywhere in the OLD Testament. So the writer of Hebrews to ME is NOT actually quoting the Old Testament, but rather is drawing his own analogy between Genesis chapter 14 and verse 8 being compared to Psalms 110.)

     24. But this MAN (speaking of Jesus), because he continues ever, has an unchangeable priesthood.

     25. Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever lives (being GIVEN immortality by his God and Father) to make intercession for them.

     26. For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;

     27. Who needs not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.

     28. For the law makes men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the OATH, which was since the law, makes the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.”


       So then, the question at hand is: “Is Melchizedek a theophany of Jesus Christ, or a manifestation of Jesus himself in the Old Testament being seen as a MAN?” What is a theophany? Simply put a theophony is God appearing in human form. You see, since God is an INVISIBLE SPIRIT who cannot ever be see with human eyes, then the only way for God to be actually SEEN is for God to APPEAR or MANIFEST himself in a VISIBLE human form. This is what the term theophany means. The actual word “theophany” comes from Greek “theos” meaning God plus the Greek word “phainein” or “phan”, which means to show or reveal. Thus combined they from the word “theophany”, which again simply means that God appeared in human form.

       So then the question at hand is Melchizedek a “theophany” or God appearing in a human form? In other words, do these verses prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that Jesus is CO ETERNAL with Almighty God the Father who is ALSO a divine eternal being who is without BEGINNING, WITHOUT end of LIFE and therefore PREEXISTED in the Old Testament as Melchizedek the high priest to the most high God?


       Now the main verses in question are found in Hebrews 7:2,3 and verse 8, which says that Melchizedek was WITHOUT father, without mother, without descent having neither BEGINNING of DAYS, nor END of LIFE or who LIVES.


    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

     3.  Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made LIKE unto the Son of God; abides a priest continually....

     8. And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receives them, of whom it is witnessed that he LIVES.


       Now as we have already discussed within the comments of these verses that being without mother or father simply means that the ORDER OF PRIESTHOOD in which the MAN Melchizedek was a priest did NOT have as a qualifying mandate a GENEALOGY. In other words, Melchizedek did NOT have to have a mother of father who were is the LINE of LINAGE of this ORDER of PRIESTHOOD like the Levitical priesthood.

       And having neither beginning of days nor end of life simply means that in this particular ORDER OF PRIESTHOOD there was no certain AGE in which one needed to be before he became a priest nor was there a maximum age in which their priesthood ended. They were made a priest until they died in this particular ORDER of PRIESTHOOD.

       Now for those of you who may not agree with these interpretations of the priesthood itself as having no DESCENT or ending there still remains all the clear plain and simple evidence of the COMPARISON between the TWO separate individual human beings of Melchizedek and Jesus.

       Keep in mind that ONLY Jesus was made a high priest FOREVER by the OATH of his God and Father the one true and ONLY ALMIGHTY MOST HIGH God.

       The sound Biblical EVIDENCE clearly teaches us that Melchizedek was a MAN. So therefore he was NOT and ANGEL.

       Hebrews 5:1 clearly teaches us that EVERY priest is chosen from among MEN and NOT ANGELS.


     “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:”


       This would also include Jesus as well being a MAN since Jesus the SON OF Almighty God was made to be a high priest OF Almighty God. Now there is no doubt that Melchizedek was a TYPE or a SHADOW or a FIGURE OF Jesus PROPHESYING the coming of Jesus, but I myself find no sound Biblical evidence to support the dogmatic teaching that Jesus PREEXISTED as the MAN Melchizedek in the Old Testament. Therefore I conclude that Melchizedek is NOT a theophany or a MANIFESTATION of God APPEARING in human form in the Old Testament. I personally believe that Melchizedek was a MAN just like the word of TRUTH says that he was in Hebrews 5:1-5.


     “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:

     2. 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. (The Bible to ME clearly teaches us that Jesus was a MAN who was tempted in ALL points just like we are tempted so that he can KNOW the feelings of our weakness and have compassion to be a good and faithful high priest between Almighty God and mankind. And in verse one we clearly see that EVERY high priest is taken or chosen to be a high priest NOT from the rank of ANGELS, but rather EVERY high priest is select FROM AMONG the HUMAN race and more specifically the MALE. Now to ME, the word of TRUTH makes it perfectly clear that Jesus was indeed a HIGH PRIEST and seeing that the word of TRUTH also clearly states that EVERY high priest is taken from AMONG MEN, then to ME this means that Melchizedek AND Jesus were BOTH MEN born as HUMAN BEINGS.)

     3. And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.

     4. And no MAN takes this honor unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.

            5. So ALSO Christ glorified NOT himself to be MADE an high priest; but he (speaking of Almighty God himself) that said unto him (his SON Jesus speaking forth a PROPHECY of his yet coming Son calling things that are not yet come into being as though they already are), You are my Son, TODAY have I begotten you.(The phrase “TODAY have I BEGOTTEN you” clearly teaches us that the SON OF Almighty God did indeed have a BEGINNING on a certain DAY in which he was BEGOTTEN or brought forth into existence where he had never been BEGOTTEN of brought forth before. Please see the study “DID JESUS HAVE A BEGINNING” for a deeper understanding that the HUMAN Jesus did indeed have a BEGINNING and that Jesus the SON OF Almighty God the Father was MADE to be both Lord and Christ BY his God and Father the MOST HIGH and ONLY ALMIGHTY God.)


       Again I encourage you to read the study “DID JESUS HAVE A BEGINNING?” along with the study “WAS JESUS one of the THREE MEN who visited Abraham?”, which I have titled as THE THREE VISITORS OF ABRAHAM!.


        There is also one more interpretation that does NOT contradict any other part of God's word, but in order to understand this interpretation in the light of the whole word of God you must understand the TRUE mean of Jesus being God INCARNATE. So please read the study "WHAT DOES JESUS IS GOD INCARNATE MEAN?" after you have read the following interpretation of Hebrews 7:2,3 and verse 8.

       Now the main verses in question are found in Hebrews 7:2,3 and verse 8, which says that Melchizedek was WITHOUT father, without mother, without descent having neither BEGINNING of DAYS, nor END of LIFE or who LIVES.


    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

     3.  Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made LIKE unto the Son of God; abides a priest continually....

     8. And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receives them, of whom it is witnessed that he LIVES.


         Please notice that the writer of Hebrews is using the INTERPRETATION of the NAME "Melchizedek" and is not speaking of the "MAN" Melchizedek who DIED.

         So then, the INTERPRETATION of the NAME "Melchizedek" mean King of RIGHTEOUSNESS, which is speaking of ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF being the great KING who literally BECAME the Son of MAN who was GIVEN the NAME Jesus and who would be called the SON OF Almighty God. And then AFTER the SON OF MAN who came the be called the SON OF God became obedient to do all his God and Father's will even to suffer and die on the cross for the sins of the whole world his God and Father HIGHLY EXALTED his SON Jesus and gave him a NEW name that is above every other NAME to RULE and reign on his God and Father's throne as the King of kings being called the King of PEACE who LIVES forever more never more to die.


         Thanks for reading. May God bless you richly as you continue to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. Below are some other verses that are used to try and support the doctrine of the trinity and the deity of Jesus. There may be other verses which you may be having trouble seeing any other way than what you were dogmatically taught over and over for so long, but I assure you that each and every verse used by those who teach the doctrine of the trinity does indeed have a different meaning that does NOT CONTRADICT any other part of God's word. If there is a verse that I have not listed please do not hesitate to write and let me know. Some verse are included in others studies and they may not appear as an individual study.If there is a verse of verses that you seem to struggle with only being able to see the doctrine of the trinity when you read this verse, then please search out the truth be listening to the other side of the controversy. No one can arrive at the truth by hearing only ONE side of the controversy. I only present you with ALL the evidence that I myself have found and leave it to you to decide what you want to believe.

       Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

       Mark.

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       Verses used to try and support the doctrine of the trinity.

            Genesis 1:26--- Let us make man in our image.

            Genesis 18:1-3 Was Jesus ONE of the THREE MEN or angels who APPEARED to Abraham?

       Genesis 19:24--- YHWH rained down fire... from YHWH.

            Isaiah 6:3--- Holy, Holy, Holy.

            Isaiah 7:14--- Call his name Immanuel (meaning God with us)

            Isaiah 9:6--- Mighty God, Everlasting Father.

            Isaiah 48:16--- The Lord and his Spirit has sent me (trinity)

       Micah 5:2--- From everlasting.

       Zechariah 12:10--- Look upon me whom they have pierced.

            Matthew 1:23--- Emmanuel, being interpreted God with us.

       Matthew 28:19---In the name of the Father, Son, & Holy Spirit.

            John 1:1--- And the Word was God.

            John 2:19-22--- Jesus raised himself from the dead.

            John 5:18--- Making himself equal with God.

            John 8:24--- If you do not believe I am [he], you shall die...

            John 8:58--- Before Abraham was, I am.

            John 10:30--- I and my Father are one.

            John 14:19--- He who has seen me has seen the Father.

            John 20:28--- My Lord and my God.

       Acts 20:28--- He has purchased with his own blood.

       Romans 9:5--- Christ came...God blessed forever.

            2 Corinthians 13:14---Trinity

            Ephesians 3:9-11---DID JESUS CREATE ALL THINGS?

            Colossians 2:9--- Godhead.

            Philippians 2:6---Thought it not robbery to be equal with God.

            1 Timothy 3:16--- God was manifest in the flesh.

            Titus 2:13--- Looking for... our great God and Savior Jesus...

       TITUS 3:2 God our Savior toward man APPEARED

            Hebrews 1:8--- Your throne O' God.

            Hebrews 7:1-3 ---Is Melchizedek a theophany of Jesus?---Who is Melchizedek?

       1 John 5:7--- And these three are one.

       1 John 5:20--- Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God...

            2 Peter 2:1--- God and our Savior Jesus Christ.

            2 Peter 3:18--- Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Isaiah 43:11)

            Revelation 1:8--- I am Alpha and Omega...the Almighty.

       Revelation 1:17--- First and the Last (Isaiah 44:6)

            Revelation 17:14--- WHO IS THE KING OF KINGS.

            Thanks for reading. May God bless you richly as you continue to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

       Your brother in our Lord Jesus the CHRIST.

        Mark.


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