The Melchizedeks are widely known as emergency Sons, for they engage in an amazing range of activities on the worlds of a local universe. When any extraordinary problem arises, or when something unusual is to be attempted, it is quite often one of these Sons who accepts the assignment. The ability of the Melchizedek Sons to function in emergencies and on widely divergent levels of the universe, even on the physical level of personality manifestation, is peculiar to their order. Only the Life Carriers share to any degree this metamorphic range of personality function.
The Melchizedek order of universe sonship has been exceedingly active on Urantia. A corps of twelve served in conjunction with the Life Carriers. A later corps of twelve became receivers for your world shortly after the Caligastia secession and continued in authority until the time of Adam and Eve. These twelve Sons returned to Urantia upon the default of Adam and Eve, and they continued thereafter as planetary receivers on down to the day when Jesus of Nazareth, as the Son of Man, became the titular Planetary Prince of Urantia.
--Presented by a Melchizedek of Nebadon, from the Urantia Papers.
The Melchizedek Incarnation
Machiventa Melchizedek, one of the twelve planetary receivers, volunteered to personalize on earth as a temporary man of the realm, to bestow himself as an emergency Son of world ministry.
The Sage of Salem
It was 1,973 years before the birth of Jesus that Machiventa was bestowed upon the human races of Urantia, becoming known as the sage of Salem.
With the passing of a decade, Melchizedek organized his schools at Salem, patterning them on the olden system which had been developed by the early Sethite priests of the second Eden.
The Salem Religion
The ceremonies of the Salem religion were very simple.
The Selection of Abraham
Although it may be an error to speak of "chosen people," it is not a mistake to refer to Abraham as a chosen individual.
Melchizedek's Covenant with Abraham
This covenant of Melchizedek with Abraham represents the agreement between divinity and humanity whereby God agrees to do everything; man only agrees to believe God's promises and follow his instructions.
The Melchizedek Missionaries
Melchizedek continued for some years to instruct his students and to train the Salem missionaries, who journeyed far and wide carrying with them Machiventa's gospel of belief and faith in God.
Departure of Melchizedek
Melchizedek wanted to leave the scene of his earthly activities a sufficient length of time before Abraham's death to insure that...
After Melchizedek's Departure
It was a great trial for Abraham when Melchizedek so suddenly disappeared.
Present Status of Machiventa Melchizedek
This is the story of Machiventa Melchizedek, one of the most unique of all characters ever to become connected with the history of Urantia...
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