Hebrews: Partners Of Christ

The writer of Hebrews spent the second chapter saying “Because we see the superiority and preeminence of Christ, let us believe right doctrine,” and warned his readers to guard against their faith drifting. In chapter 3, the writer had a second “therefore” followed by five directives for our response to right doctrine. The first two were Follow Jesus as Preeminent Apostle and High Priest Resist the Pull of the Past Now comes the third directive: Help each other remain faithful

Hebrews: Resist the Pull of the Past

We all grow up with traditions and worldviews that go so deep you and I often do not even realize they are there. We also grow up with ways of processing and coping with what we experience that seem so true and right it goes without being said. These things can be so rooted within our hearts and minds that to consider turning from them and taking up a new way is in itself unsettling and distressing.

Hebrews: Components of Belief

Every now and then I read a book that reorients the way I think about pretty much everything. “Love God with All Your Mind” by J.P. Moreland was just such a book. In it, Moreland explained the five basic components of a belief, and as I read I realized this was a core teaching every Christian needs to learn.