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The Order of Melchisedec – Stephen Haskell South Lancaster Papers

By Stephen Haskell

“Who is Melchisedec?  He is the one that fills all the specifications the Bible gives of Melchisedec.

  1. He was a man “Consider how great the man was.” Hebrews 7:4.
  2. He was a king.  “King of righteousness.” “King of Salem, which is King of Peace. Verse 2.
  3. He “was priest of the most high God.” Verse 1.
  4. He “abideth a priest continually.” Verse 3.
  5. He was greater than Abraham, for Abraham paid tithes to him, “and without contradiction the less is blessed of the greater.” Verses 4-7.
  6. Abraham received the promises, therefore Melchisedec was greater than the one who received the promises of God.
  7. He is the one “of whom it is witnessed that He liveth.” Verse 8.
  8. He was made “like unto the Son of God,” and therefore was not the Son of God.” Verse 3.
  9. He was without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life.” Verse 3. Read the rest of this entry

Christ, a Priest after the order of Melchisedec

By John Thiel

Christ was a priest after the order of Melchisedec. To get a correct understanding of Jesus priesthood, we need to understand the order of Melchisedec. Who was Melchisedec? He was a king of Salem. Salem was Jerusalem. Later on, King David adopted the city.

As soon as David was established on the throne of Israel he began to seek a more appropriate location for the capital of his realm. Twenty miles from Hebron a place was selected as the future metropolis of the kingdom. Before Joshua had led the armies of Israel over Jordan it had been called Salem. Near this place Abraham had proved his loyalty to God. Eight hundred years before the coronation of David it had been the home of Melchizedek, the priest of the most high God. It held a central and elevated position in the country and was protected by an environment of hills. Being on the border between Benjamin and Judah, it was in close proximity to Ephraim and was easy of access to the other tribes. {PP 703.1} Read the rest of this entry

Ellen White Likened Melchisedec to the Holy Spirit

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At a council meeting at Avondale School, about the year 1893, there were present Elders Haskell, F.L.H. Baker, G.B. Starr, and their wives, and Sister E.G. White, also W.A. Colcord, who was the editor of the Australian Signs of the Times.

Elder Colcord requested the privilege of reading some articles regarding the personality of Melchisedec. We all listened as he read and were surprised that Sister White listened also, with seeming interest, as she was not accustomed to listening to any argumentative writings. Read the rest of this entry

6. The Priesthood of the Three Sanctuaries

By John Thiel, The Sanctuary Series, study 6, mp3

We have been studying the three sanctuaries – the Hebrew sanctuary which was the tent that was set up, the temple that Solomon built, the heavenly sanctuary and the body temple sanctuary. Read the rest of this entry

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