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MYSTERY OF THE AGES
was begotten and born as Jesus Christ. But these two
Personages were spirit, which is invisible to human eyes
unless supernaturally manifested. Yet at the time
described in verse one Jesus was
not
the Son of God and
God was not his Father.
Who Was Melchisedec?
We find regarding the beginning of his existence,
something further described in Hebrews chapter 7.
Speaking of Melchisedec, who was king of Jerusalem in
the days of Abraham, it says also that he was the Priest
of God Most High. This Melchisedec had existed from
eternity-"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"
(Heb. 7:3).
Since Melchisedec was
"like
unto the Son of God,"
and abides as High Priest forever continually, and Jesus
Christ is now High Priest, Melchisedec and Jesus Christ
are one and the same Person.
Therefore Christ was "without father, without
mother, without descent [in Abraham's time], having
neither beginning of days, nor end of life." God also had
existed
eternally
with the Word. Jesus, when he was
"the Word," was an immortal being who had existed
ALWAYS-there never was a time when he did not
exist-without beginning of days. He was, then, "like"
the Son of God-but he was not yet the Son of God. He
also was God, along
with
God.
These passages show that the Word, in the
beginning-before ANYTHING had been created-was with
God, and he, also, was God. Now how could that be?
There might be a man named John. And John
might be with the man named Smith, and John might
also be Smith because John is the son of Smith, and
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