And Melchizedek was not of the tribe of Levi, yet he was priest of the Most High God. He was a priest before there was a Law setting asides the Levites to the office of priest. Christ is not a priest according to the order of the Levites or to the Law (what Heb 8:4 is referring to), but according to the order of Melchizedek.
Melchizedek's name even means king of righteousness, prefiguring Christ who is both King and Priest.
In fact, we ourselves are priests to serve God (Rev 1:6) and we are here on earth.
posted on 04/07/2005 2:20:46 PM PDT
Your interpretation of Hebrews 8:4 is wrong. It clearly indicates that the things which are on this earth are merely shadows of the real things. Christ cannot possibly be a priest by administring to the shadowy things. If he was on earth, he could not be our High Priest.
In the service of the Lord,
posted on 04/07/2005 2:28:52 PM PDT
(The face of the Lord is against them that doe euill, to cut off their remembrance from the earth.)
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