INVISIBLE

INVISIBLE

As you can see the word invisible is used five different times in four different books of the New Testament.  It does not appear at all in the Old Testament.  If we take another related term “unseen,” we come up with a few more examples.

“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:” (Rom. 1:20).

Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:” (Col. 1:15).

For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:” (Col. 1:16).

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.” (Titus 1:17).

By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible” (Heb. 11:27).

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THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK (part 2)

Occasionally The Institute of Creation Research will publish an article by one of the better known scientists who have defended the Creationist view against the Evolutionists. The article below, about a specific Bible topic, was written by one such scholar, Henry Morris, author of The Genesis Flood.

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THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK (part 1)

“The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.” (Psalm 110:4)

The importance of this verse is indicated both by the fact that it is a Psalm, which is quoted at least 12 times in the New Testament. This verse is also central to the main theme of Hebrews, chapters 5–7. It is quoted no fewer than five times in the book Hebrews. Melchizedek (spelled Melchisedec in the New Testament) is mentioned nine times. It refers to the strange appearance in Genesis 14:18-20. The Lord makes the point that when Melchizedek’s name is translated, he is the “King of Righteousness.” When the remainder of his description, the “King of Salem,” is translated, he is also the King of “Peace.” Some claim that Salem was a former name of Jerusalem, but there is no evidence to make such an assumption. Such hardly does justice to the exalted descriptions of Melchizedek in Scripture. He is the “priest of the most high God” (Heb. 7:1), suddenly appearing, and then disappearing as mysteriously as he came.

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