Monday, November 10, 2014

The Book of Hebrews Challenge: Are You Ready For It?


You're a Messianic visiting a Sunday school class at a local church, someone is talking about the Book of Hebrews, how it "clearly" shows that the sacrificial system and the Law has come to an end.  How do you respond when the following passages are cited? 

Remember:  the reason why you want to be ready with a persuasive response isn't to "win" an argument.  We want to gently bring Christians to the realization that the Apostolic Writings are pro-Torah so that they can grow in their faith as we approach the End Times, the Age of the Anti-Messiah, the Age of the Great Falling Away--a time when only those few who use the Torah as a guide will find their Way to the finish line.

Are you ready?

"For when there is a change in the priesthood, there is necessarily a change in the law as well," Hebrews 7:12 
"18 For on the one hand, a former commandment is set aside because of its weakness and uselessness 19 (for the law made nothing perfect); but on the other hand, a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God," (Hebrews 7:18-19) 
"In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away," (Hebrews 8:13) 
"For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities, it can never, by the same sacrifices that are continually offered every year, make perfect those who draw near," (Hebrews 10:1) 
"Then He said, "BEHOLD, I HAVE COME TO DO YOUR WILL." He takes away the first in order to establish the second," (Hebrews 10:9)

I'll go over some possible approaches tomorrow.  But in the meantime, without looking anything up, try to respond to a few of the cited passages.

2 comments:

  1. You need to read "if we are to keep the Torah, what about animal sacrifice?" By Tim Hegg ( " 10 Presistent Questions" Chap. 3).

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  2. http://orthodoxmessianic.blogspot.com/2014/11/ten-persistent-questions-by-tim-hegg.html

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