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GOD DIDN'T CALL JESUS A HIGH PRIEST 

The Civil Writer Magazine

Psalm 110:4 (NASB) 4 The Lord has sworn and will not change His mind, “You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek.” Who was a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek? There were two types of priests, the (Melchizedek line) and the (Aaronic line) also known as the Levitical priesthood who managed the sacrificial system, and was commanded to take tithes from the people according to the law. Melchizedek "king of righteousness" line was the overseer of peace and righteousness, more or less the keeper of harmony never involved in sacrifices. Melchizedek was not a High Priest but a "priest of the Most High God." Therefore he did not burn sacrifices and offerings to the Lord. The Law of Moses stipulates that only the male descendants of Aaron can be commissioned to serve as Jewish priests and high priests before the God of Israel and the Jewish nation. So how do people interpret the role of Jesus as a priest like the order of Melchizedek a (priest) of the most high God but not a high priest? A high priest served as the Jewish people's representative to God through sacrifices. So in order to call Jesus a High Priest God would have had to place him under the Levitical Priesthood where a high priest resided. Other than the Book of Hebrews 2:17; 4:14 where Jesus defined as a high priest by Paul, he was never defined as a priest by lineage of Aaron or by God.