To Which Priestly Order Do Christians Belong….Levitical or Melchizedek?
June 22, 2008 6 Comments
We had a guest speaker at church this morning. One of the things that he said caught my attention. It was nothing that was heretical or that could cause disention. In fact, I wonder if I might have been the only person to take notice of it. He was discussing the priesthood of believers. So what did he say to inspire this post? He said that believers were of the Levitical priestly order.
I whole heartedly believe in the priesthood of all believers. I have been under the impression that believers were under the same order as Jesus. Hebrews 5:5-6 says “So also Christ did not exalt himself to be made a high priest, but was appointed by him who said to him, “You are my Son, today I have begotten you”; (6) as he says also in another place, “You are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek.” Since we are adopted siblings of Jesus I have always assumed that we are also adopted into His priestly order. I have not done any research into this topic so I could be wrong.
Do you know which priestly order believers are part of? If so, which and what is your reasoning/