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Category:"I AM" Statements in John's Gospel -- posted at: 3:00pm PDT

In Hebrews 2:1-4 the Preacher delivers the first of five warnings: Pay attention - Stop drifting!

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Category:"I AM" Statements in John's Gospel -- posted at: 3:00pm PDT

By Contrasting the Father's treatment of angels and His treatment of the Son, the Preacher supports his claim that the Son has become superior to the angels.

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Category:"I AM" Statements in John's Gospel -- posted at: 3:00pm PDT

Similarly, understanding Hebrews 1:5-14 depends on knowing how to look at it.

We'll first read Hebrews 1 then look out some background issues that will help us understand the message of the Preacher. As we read, remember the Preacher is writing to a house church of messianic Jews some of whom are drifting in their commitment to Christ and others tempted to defect and return to Judaism. He is warning them not to drift or defect from the exalted Son through Whom God has spoken. Read Hebrews 1

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In the last two hundred years Western culture has been shaped by the ideas of such secular intellectuals as Rousseau, Darwin, Marx, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Bertrand Russell, Sartre, Orwell, Chomsky. But why should anybody listen to Rousseau or Darwin or Marx or Russell? What credentials do they have to tell us what's true?

In his book The Intellectuals, historian Paul Johnson examines their lives and makes clear is that these people have no credibility (1). Their personal lives are characterized by self-centeredness, egoism, arrogance, abuse of others, alcoholism, drugs, sexual immorality, misogyny, financial mismanagement, lying, hypocrisy and on and on the list goes. These were miserable, wicked individuals who didn’t live out their own ideas. Yet others, most probably not knowing the personal character of their mentors, listened and acted on their words plunging the West into the darkness of the 20th and 21st centuries. So who can we trust? Who has the credentials and character such that we can unconditionally trust what they say to be true?

 

(1) Johnson, Paul (2009-10-13). Intellectuals (P.S.) Harper Collins, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

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