By Stephen Haskell
“Who is Melchisedec? He is the one that fills all the specifications the Bible gives of Melchisedec.
- He was a man. “Consider how great the man was.” Hebrews 7:4.
- He was a king. “King of righteousness.” “King of Salem, which is King of Peace.” Verse 2.
- He “was priest of the most high God.” Verse 1.
- He “abideth a priest continually.” Verse 3.
- He was greater than Abraham, for Abraham paid tithes to him, “and without contradiction the less is blessed of the greater.” Verses 4-7.
- Abraham received the promises, therefore Melchisedec was greater than the one who received the promises of God.
- He is the one “of whom it is witnessed that He liveth.” Verse 8.
- He was made “like unto the Son of God,” and therefore was not the Son of God. Verse 3.
- 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
By Present Truth NZ
Why is there so much confusion as to the identity of Melchizedek? The Scriptures are very clear on this matter of identifying just who Melchizedek is. If we took the Bible just as it reads, and particularly the very distinct identifying characteristics of Melchizedek given in the book of Hebrews, instead of placing human conjectures upon God’s Word, we would all know very definitely who Melchizedek is. Read the rest of this entry
Melchizedek (meaning king of righteousness) was the King of Salem (meaning Peace) and priest of the most high God. The book of Genesis records that after Abraham rescued his nephew Lot from the King of Elam, Melchizedek brought bread and wine to Abraham, blessed him, and received tithes (a 10th of all the spoil of war) from Abraham. Read the rest of this entry
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