and was designated by God as high priest in the order of Melchizedek.
Cross ReferencesGenesis 14:18
Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine--since he was priest of God Most High--
The LORD has sworn and will not change His mind: "You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek."
So He had to be made like His brothers in every way, that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, in order to make atonement for the sins of the people.
Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, set your focus on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess.
So also Christ did not take upon Himself the glory of becoming a high priest, but He was called by the One who said to Him: "You are My Son; today I have become Your Father."
And in another passage God says: "You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek."
We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain, because you are dull of hearing.
Chapter Outline1. The honor of our Savior's priesthood.
11. Negligence in the knowledge thereof is reproved.
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