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While the title claims the book was written to the Hebrews, for may prove it clearly The first address identifies "fathers" God addressed by the prophets and His Son.
God gave His word and sent prophets to the Jews Romans 3: Jesus Christ was sent primarily to the house of Israel Matt The readers are addressed as being intimately familiar with Judaism Heb The Hebrews, or Jews, as a group required special attention under the gospel.
A great part of conversion is unlearning old habits, and Jews especially need it. A great portion of the early church was comprised of Jews Acts 5: These Hebrew converts were very zealous of the law Acts The initial object of the letter was the many Jews of Judea that believed on Jesus.
Consider the relationship to Christ that Paul credits them with Heb 1: These saints were not new converts as Paul expected much of them Heb 5: These saints had suffered persecution for their faith Heb Repeated teaching to submission to pastors makes sense Heb It was not addressed to a small congregation but one of considerable size Heb We may prove against all disputers that the apostle Paul wrote the book of Hebrews.
Paul admits that the things he wished to write were hard to utter Heb 5: Paul exhorts the Jews like Peter to prepare for His coming Heb Paul used a plain token in each epistle to prove his authorship II Thess 3: Consider each epistle written by Paul to see the constant use of this token.
Others wrote many of his epistles, so he endorsed them this way Rom The fact that this token occurs in Hebrews The only other author using this closing was John in Revelation Rev The author makes specific reference to Timothy as a fellow laborer Heb Paul refers to Timothy as his son Phil 2: We lack evidence that Timothy was the fellow laborer with any other apostle.
The epistle includes a Salutation from those of Italy Heb The epistle has reference to the author having been in bonds as Paul was Heb The writer, claiming honesty, asks prayer to be restored to these Jews Heb We may easily show that Paul was the most qualified apostle to write this epistle.
Paul had the very finest Jewish pedigree and rabbinical training Acts Paul had a greater understanding of the New Testament dispensation Eph 3:Sermon on the Mount: The Beatitudes.
Matthew 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. "The Kingdom of God Is Within You" is Leo Tolstoy's magnum opus of philosophy and religious thought.
The book is cited by Mahatma Gandhi as one of the chief influences in the development of his philosophy of non-violence. Further instruction from the Sermon on the Mount: Prayer and priorities.
Within this sermon is a detailed explanation of how to pray. Christ said that converted Christians are not to “be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men” (Matthew ).
My name is Michael K. Marsh. I am a priest of the Episcopal Church. I serve St. Philip’s Episcopal Church – Uvalde, a parish in the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas..
I am married to Cyndy. We have two sons. Our older son died in Leo Tolstoy was a Russian writer widely regarded as among the greatest of novelists.
His masterpieces War and Peace and Anna Karenina represent in their scope, breadth and vivid depiction of 19th-century Russian life and attitudes, the peak of realist fiction. In this regard, living according to the Sermon on the Mount, especially as illustrated in the antitheses, should be a challenge even for experienced Christians.