Question 243

By: Robert Serreyn

Question? Does King Melchisedec represent Christ?

Hebrews 7:1-3 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; (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; abideth a priest continually.

Answer: YES…

King Melchisedec is a TYPOLOGY OF Christ, BUT NOT the Lord Jesus Christ himself as some falsely teach.

REASONS WHY King Melchisedec IS NOT Christ:


– Without Father and Mother:

Meaning: His Father and Mother WERE NOT of the Royal Priestly Line.

– Without Descent:

Meaning: being He( Melchisedec) WAS NOT born with a Royal Priestly Heritage, his Father and Mother HAD NO descentant to sit on the Throne of David in Jerusalem.

– Having neither beginning of days, nor end of Life:

Meaning: No beginning or end to a Kingly Rein on the Throne of David

– Made like unto the Son of God:

Meaning: King Melchisedec WAS ONLY a REPRESENITIVE (typology) of Christ, not Jesus Christ himself.

TAKE NOTE of this KEY PHRASE —> “Abideth a Priest Continually.”

To give FURTHER PROOF of this lets look at V24…

Hebrews 7:24 But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.

The word UNCHANGEABLE is the Greek word APARABATOS and means UNTRANSFERABLE.

The Lord Jesus Christ is every believers HIGH PRIEST and that position IS ETERNAL, because Christ eternal and that position which the Old Testament Priest used to occupy and had TO BE TRANSFERED from priest to priest as they died off and were replaced was now superceded by Christ AFTER his Death, Burial, and Resurrection and Ascension back to his heavenly kingdom and Throne

Hebrews 10:12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God.

In Conclusion:

– King Melchisedec IS NOT Christ.

– King Melchisedec IS ONLY a typology of Christ.

– Jesus Christ has a CONTINUAL and UNTRANSFERABLE PriestHood.

The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.

-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8

-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24

-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9

“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23