THE EPISTLE TO THE
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The Book of Hebrews was written to professing Jews, that had embraced Jesus as their Messiah. But there was a danger that some of them might “fall back”, and come to the wrong conclusion, that Jesus was not the true Messiah. They had been exposed to the highest truth (the Person of Christ), and they were in danger of apostasy. In this epistle God is striving with them to see that Jesus was not only David’s son, but David’s lord (Matt. 22). God insists that we recognize not only Christ’s messianic title (humanity, Son of David), but His intrinsic deity (Godhood, Son of God). “If ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins” (John 8:24).