Christ [Became] A High Priest – (Hebrews 2:17)

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This explanation of Holy Scripture further demonstrates the connection between Christ in the Psalms where it is said that Christ ‘hated wickedness but loved righteousness’ and was therefore then ‘annointed’ as priest in the order of Melchizadek after being raised from the dead ref./par. Psalm 45:7, 110:4);

Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
Hebrews 2:17 ESV

To this, some may say something along the lines as ‘but doesn’t it say since Christ was created, he has always been the same – and thus he has always been high priest?’;

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Hebrews 13:8 ESV

Peaceably, the answer to such a question without breaking Scripture, is no.

The above verse (Hebrews 13:8) is with regard to his character.

This is said as Hebrews 2:17 states that Christ had to be born like his brothers as a man, instead of his original angelic-god type spiritual form (ref. John 1:1 NWT). Such thus means he would not be the same, once born in a body if flesh.

Further, if one is declared a priest in the order of Melchizadek – they were likley not one prior to such a decree;

Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore god, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
Psalms 45:7 KJV (amended)

The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind: “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.”
Psalms 110:4 NIV

‘…he…makes intercession for the transgressors.’
(Isaiah 53:12 ESV)

‘…he always lives to make intercession for them.’
(Hebrews 7:25 ESV)

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen Son Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach (the Lord Jesus Christ). Amen.

Recommended Reading;

‘Propitiation’: Intercession, Not Human Sacrifice (1 John 2:2, Isaiah 53:12)

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“Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. May not copy or download more than 500 consecutive verses of the ESV Bible or more than one half of any book of the ESV Bible.”

“Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

“Scripture quotations taken from the New American Standard Bible® (NASB), Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation Used by permission. http://www.Lockman.org

“Scripture quotations marked (NIV) are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. http://www.zondervan.com The “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.™ “

The Orthodox Jewish Bible Copyright Artists for Israel Intl Used by permission © The Orthodox Jewish Bible fourth edition, OJB. Copyright 2002, 2003, 2008, 2010, 2011 by Artists for Israel International, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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