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?

Uncategorized December 31, 2001