The “Hall of Faith,” found in Hebrews chapter 11, gives us a list of OT heroes, including men like Noah, Moses, and Abraham. Women of faith are included in the chapter as well. Often seen as giants of the faith, these people are presented to us like Olympians on their pedestals during an award ceremony.
I belong to a Facebook group for small church pastors (see here). It includes pastors from every denomination. Theologically it is all over the place. But I still find it very helpful to see what other people are dealing with. I can tell you that, based on that group, there are many discouraged pastors out
Have you ever prayed for God to use you? Maybe you shouldn’t. Maybe there’s something you need to be asking yourself first. As Samuel Brengle put it, “Instead of praying so much to be used, people should search themselves to know whether they are usable” (Helps to Holiness, p.69). Are you usable? The author of
In my previous three posts, it was pointed out that the author of Hebrews believed in the eternal security of the believer. A believer cannot lose or forfeit eternal life. But the author also recognized that a Christian is also capable of committing serious sins. The warning passages in Hebrews are therefore addressed to believers,
In the last two blogs, I have argued that in the book of Hebrews we see that a Christian cannot lose his eternal salvation. However, event though that is the case, a believer can sin against the Lord, evening a very serious way. Esau is an example of such spiritual failure. In 10:38-39, we see
Recently, I was doing some studying in the book of Hebrews. The book has always interested me because it is often used by people to say that a believer can lose his eternal salvation. Others say the book focuses on the fact if you are “really” saved you would never commit really bad sins. The