Hebrews has been deeply appreciated by Christians throughout the ages—from the first century to the twenty-first. During the early days of the church, believers of all backgrounds were subject to persecution and pressure to renounce their faith. Jewish believers were vulnerable to doubts about Christ and to thinking about turning back to their familiar rituals and old way of thinking. The Epistle to the Hebrews was written to convince these Jewish Christians of the sufficiency and superiority of Christ over everything in Judaism, to warn them of the danger of drifting away from Christ, and to exhort them of faithfulness. Though most modern Western Christians are not tempted to return to a former religion, they may feel the pull of an old lifestyle, materialism, or the cultural cult of self-worship. Hebrews speaks to this temptation with the clear message that only Christ brings salvation, only Christ brings forgiveness, only Christ satisfies. And he alone deserves our adoration, worship, and praise.
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