Q&A: Problems among the Hebrews

Problems among the Hebrews

What were the issues facing the original audience of Hebrews?

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The churches that received the epistle to the Hebrews had several problems or issues they had to resist. Among these issues was the persecution that almost every single first-century believer suffered from. This persecution emptied them into thinking that maybe they could go back to the old way of living. Maybe they could find a slightly easier way to be saved; therefore, they would consider not following Jesus as the only savior, and conform to the reality of the Jews of their time.

Answer by Dr. Alvin Padilla

Dr. Alvin Padilla is Academic Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Western Theological Seminary.