Materials: NT Texts

Hebrews 11:35

I know that salvation is by grace and not by works, however meritorious. But the writer of the Book of Hebrews does not seem to know that simple truth. For example, in describing the martyrs, he says: 'Others were tortured, and refused to be released, in order to obtain a better resurrection' (Heb. 11:35, NIV). Sounds to me as if they looked on martyrdom as the way to earn their place in the resurrection of the just. Comment?

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

Hebrews 12:23

Who are the “spirits of the righteous made perfect,” mentioned in Hebrews 12:23?*

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

Hebrews 1:3

Please explain the meaning of the purification mentioned in Hebrews 1:3.

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

Hebrews 4:1-11

What is the rest mentioned in Hebrews 4:1-11, and how is it related to the seventh-day Sabbath?

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

Hebrews 7:3

Who is Melchizedek? He is described as "without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life" (Heb. 7:3, [NIV]). Does that make him a divine being?

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

Hebrews 8:10

Hebrews 8:10 talks about the new covenant and its law. What is the content of that law?

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

Homosexuality in 1 Corinthians 6?

1 Corinthians 6:9 contains some peculiar words. Does the text refer to homosexual practice as some translations suggest? What would be the implications?

Author: 
Ekkehardt Mueller

James 2:24

Why did James say “a person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone” (James 2:24)?

John 20:23

What did Jesus have in mind when, according to John 20:23, He gave His disciples authority to forgive sins?

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

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