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Originally posted by atotheb
O.k. this is my first post it was a letter to someone else, and written in a hurry. If you have anything that needs clarifying just ask.
First I doubt if Hebrews is divinely inspired. Sorry, but let's compare it to what Jesus taught, and see how they use the scripture. The author tells us that Jesus suffered in order to be made perfect. John 1 tells us that he's God, so he's always been perfect, always the same. The Word of God stands forever. He's not some high priest, or apostle, but God Himself. Even his quote from Psalms doesn't say you will become, it says, "You are a priest forever." Then he claims that the new covenant was Christ shedding his blood to clean us from our sins. Jesus taught us that his flesh and blood was the word he spoke. (John 6:56&62-63)vs (Heb. 9:14) I think he also tells a disciple he's now clean after hearing his words, but I can't find it. Jesus said "I desire mercy not sacrifice.", and teaches to be forgiven we must forgive. Seems it's more focused on Him dying for us instead of Him living for us, and us living for him.
Not only does the author not understand the scripture(Isa. 6:9), but he changes it to fit his belief. 10:16 he's using to support his blood sacrifice new covenant. When the Lord was speaking through Jeremiah, about the covenant he would reveal when he came. He quotes, "There sins and lawless acts I will remember no more" away from the rest of the text. Which when you read explains that the people to be forgiven will know him, because he will be there teacher. Which again tells us that the Word that enlightens us about ourselves and others is the new covenant, not his death. How would his death inscribe a law. Wouldn't believing his word be the new inscription? John says In the beginning was the Word. Jesus said his word are the spirit and life, and another time I Am the Gate. If he is the Word, when we follow Him we follow his words to get through the Gate. So how does this author convince us that we get to the Most Holy Place by His blood? Did we already forget what God said?
Again in 10:37 he shreds the book of Habakkuk. He quotes, "He who is coming will come and not delay." "It is coming and will not delay" is talking about an end time prophetic revelation that we talked about the other day, Not any person. Then he places in, "And if he shinks back I will not be pleased with him," which I can't find anywhere in the 'quoted' scripture. He does this to push his belief that if we sin after believing we are 'cleaned by his blood', then were damned, or crucifying Christ again somehow. This also shows complete misunderstanding of Christ's life and death,which showed his infinite mercy. After knowing Christ for years on earth, did Peter not deny the Lord 3 times? Then after his death did he not still offer Peter a chance to "feed his sheep?" If your brother sins against you seven times forgive him. Even in the story of Cain and Able, Cain is told he will be accepted he he does whats right. He doesn't listen and kills his brother, and the Lord still allows him to live, and have a child like Enoch.
Then we get to more righteous live by faith stuff. Blah, blah rambling foolishness that if we read the stories we see everyone followed God's word to be declared righteous. Of course we need faith but that's simply believing in God. The test is obeying his word. 11:7 says by faith Noah condemned the world? No, he escaped the Lord's condemnation by following a command. He's a man and had no right to condemn anyone. Again the Abraham example we can clearly dismiss by a quick review of Genesis. Then he quotes Proverbs by saying. "he punishes anyone he accepts as a son," I'm sorry but where does it say that?
Then we get to the bloodshed stuff again. Jesus said very clearly that his words are the spirit that brings life. Jesus' death on the cross is a disgrace to man. Mal. 4:6 ",he will turn the hearts... or else I will come and smite the earth with a curse." In John he said they did with him what they wanted. In Gen. it says anyone hung on a tree is a curse. It's disgusting to glorify his death as what brings us life. We need to believe that he is exactly who he claimed to be, God, not some apostle or high priest. Until then we will never be able to use his words, or see them as the truly are, the truth and the light. The words apostle and high priest, when talking about our Lord, is a slap in the face to the entire rest of the book.
Hope you liked... I will have much more in the future, in fact I could write a book on this alone. Be sure to join me for some crazy true stories in the near future.
First I doubt if Hebrews is divinely inspired.
Jesus said "I desire mercy not sacrifice.", and teaches to be forgiven we must forgive. Seems it's more focused on Him dying for us instead of Him living for us, and us living for him.
Originally posted by atotheb
Thanks alot bro! All iv'e been doing is reading. If you go through and look at all the addressed points, wow. This was actually a condensed version. Hebrews is my pastors favorite book, so i tried not to be to harsh... he still hasn't wrote back. I want to extend this letter into a chapter, and write a book about the others as well. If God wills, and I hope he does, I will let him use me to get the truth to all. I'm hoping to get more people in the church to see the truth, then bye, bye devil catholics.