Machiventa Melchizedek

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MACHIVENTA MELCHIZEDEK

I. THE MACHIVENTA INCARNATION

1. Machiventa incarnated on Urantia 1,973 years ago. (1015.1) 93:2.1

(N.B. The statement above is in error: The correct reference is: "It was 1,973 years before the birth of Jesus that Machiventa was bestowed upon the human races of Urantia." ed.)

2. Machiventa spoke several languages and wore a breastplate of three concentric circles. (1015.5) 93:2.5

3. He had a special body and never married. (1015.6) 93:2.6

4. His Thought Adjuster subsequently indwelt Jesus. (1016.1) 93:2.7

II. MELCHIZEDEK’S TEACHINGS

1. The three circles represented the Trinity. (1015.5) 93:2.5

2. Machiventa taught that God accepted man on terms of personal faith. (1017.2) 93:3.8

3. The Salem cult had three simple beliefs:

  1. I believe in El Elyon, the Universal Father and Creator.
  2. I accept the Melchizedek covenant—the favor of God by faith, not by sacrifices.
  3. I promise to obey the seven commandments. (1017.3) 93:4.1

4. The seven commandments were:

  1. You shall not serve any God but the Most High Creator of heaven and earth.
  2. You shall not doubt that faith is the only requirement for eternal salvation.
  3. You shall not bear false witness.
  4. You shall not kill.
  5. You shall not steal.
  6. You shall not commit adultery.
  7. You shall not show disrespect for your parents and elders. (1017.8) 93:4.6

5. Melchizedek tried to substitute the sacrament of bread and wine for animal sacrifices. (1018.3) 93:4.14

III. THE COVENANT WITH ABRAHAM

1. It may be wrong to speak of a “chosen people,” but Abraham was a “chosen individual.” (1018.6) 93:5.1

2. Abraham became head of the eleven tithe-paying tribes. (1020.3) 93:5.14

3. Melchizedek made a formal covenant with Abraham. (1020.6) 93:6.3

4. The Abraham covenant provided that God did everything—faith alone gained God’s favor. (1020.7) 93:6.4

5. Abraham became civil and military leader of the Salem colony. (1021.4) 93:6.8

IV. DEPARTURE OF MELCHIZEDEK

1. Machiventa retired one night and departed before morning. (1022.3) 93:8.1

2. He became one of the 24 directors on Jerusem—and later Vicegerent Planetary Prince of Urantia. (1025.1) 93:10.5

V. SPREAD OF MELCHIZEDEK’S TEACHINGS

1. Moses got much of Machiventa’s teachings through the Katro family. (1016.7) 93:3.5

2. His teachings were preserved by the Kenites. (1052.2) 96:0.2

3. Melchizedek’s trained natives carried the gospel over the entire Eastern Hemisphere. (1027.1) 94:0.1

4. His teachings largely failed among the Greeks but survived among the Roman Cynics. (1077.2) 98:0.2

5. His teachings were carried all over Europe and Asia—even to Africa. (1027.1) 94:0.1

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