The Better Priest

The book of Hebrews was written as an exhortation to men and women who had come to know the Lord Jesus and as a result departed from their former religion, Judaism. Due to this exodus, these early Christians were going through tremendous struggles and persecution from many fronts including being hunted by the Roman government who had outlawed it, attacks by their former religious leaders and pressured to return to their roots by family members. Their parting with Judaism came at a tremendous cost! Those religious figures from their former lives were insisting that they had left the truths that Yahweh had established. They were being under pressure to return to this religion because in the mindset of those closest to them, they had left the truth of the blessing of God.  The writer of Hebrews is penning this epistle to demonstrate that all that was given in Judaism by Yahweh was only a shadow of better things to come. These being the realities behind those shadows.

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