Hebrews Part 13
INTRO: We are in the book of Hebrews. This book was written to
Jews who had turned to Christ some years earlier. No doubt they
had been taught Christ would return and set up His kingdom. If
that should happen, Israel would then of course, be set free
from Rome's dominion. But things have not gotten better since
they put their faith in Christ, rather they are getting worse.
And as year after year goes by and things are still getting
worse they have begun to give in to a common Jewish view that
says angels will bring in the world to come.
The writer to the Hebrews knew that if they gave in to that
teaching they would ultimately not survive in the Christian
faith. What is the danger these Christians faced? Leaving the
Christian faith altogether. And so this book is an exhortation.
What the writer does is he gives a section of teaching, and then
from that teaching he draws some of the most serious warnings to
these Christians found anywhere in the NT. How any objective
student of God's Word can study this book and believe a
Christian cannot leave the faith, I do not know. That is
precisely the danger these believers were in.
|Date||Jun 12, 2022|
|Bible Text||Hebrews 2:14-15|