Melchizedek’s royal priesthood casts an intriguing shadow down the corridors of time. Bringing his Old Testament background to light, Alistair Begg explores the role of this mysterious biblical figure. As a priesthood established by personal worth rather than lineage, the order of Melchizedek foreshadowed the reality of Jesus as the Great High Priest. Through Christ’s sacrificial work, the Gospel invites sinners to set aside self-dependence and fix their belief upon the power of the Spirit of God.
topics: Atonement, Biblical Figures, Christ as Priest, Gospel