How To Have Your Hearts Sprinkled Clean

Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Hebrews 10:22 Having built his case that Jesus offers a superior sacrifice over the Old Testament animal sacrifices and a superior priesthood over the Levitical priesthood…

Why The Cross Beats Animal Sacrifices

For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified. Hebrews 10:14 In last week’s column we studied the problem with Old Testament animal sacrifices: they could not take away our sins (Hebrews 10:1-4).  The divinely inspired writer of Hebrews then quoted from Psalm 40:6-8 to show how God…

The Problem With Animal Sacrifices

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.  Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, since the worshipers, having once…

Jesus’ Superiority Over Aaron

So also Christ did not exalt himself to be made a high priest, but was appointed by him who said to him, “You are my Son, today I have begotten you.” Hebrews 5:5 Hebrew Christians in the early church were under tremendous pressure to renounce Christianity and return to Judaism.  Thus, the writer of Hebrews…

September 2019 Bible Questions & Answers

Why is there sand on top of Sand Mountain in Alabama, elevation 3,500 feet? Should a Christian follow any false doctrines on social media? If the church is made up of Christians, is it wrong to say, “We’re going to church”? Hebrews says that Jesus was from the order of Melchizedek.  What does that mean?…