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Pamphlet 1937 Hebrews kc 6-1

You either believe the Word of God or you just think you do!

What a report Paul has given us in the first two chapters of this great Book of Hebrews. The question is, do you really believe his report? Romans 10:16 "But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?" Paul not only told us and documented from the law and prophets who Jesus Christ was, the builder and the maker of all things, but he also told us and documented why it is He came to this earth to dwell in the flesh.

So it all comes down to this: You either believe Paul's report or you don't. You either believe the Word of God or you just think you do while stubbornly hanging on to traditions, thereby rejecting His Word in your unbelief! You see, for many people if what they "hear" does not align with what they have been taught from childhood, then they turn a deaf ear and harden their hearts (minds). The problem for most is that the majority of those things they grew up believing are the traditions of men which have now become preconceived ideas and doctrines.

Here is what preconceived means:

Main Entry: conĚceive
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): conĚceived; conĚceivĚing
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French conceivre, from Latin concipere to take in, conceive, from com- + capere to take --
1 a : to become pregnant with (young) b: to cause to begin : ORIGINATE
2 a : to take into one's mind <conceive a prejudice> b: to form a conception of : IMAGINE
3 : to apprehend by reason or imagination : UNDERSTAND
4 : to be of the opinion
intransitive senses
1 : to become pregnant
2 : to have a conception -- usually used with of <conceives of death as emptiness>
synonym see THINK
- conĚceivĚer noun
Of course "pre" means prior to or beforehand, so "pre-conceived" means that your mind is already impregnated with ideas and beliefs! To that end, the topic in chapter 3 is put forth simply in the question, "Will you open up your eyes and ears to "hear" Christ's voice or will you harden your heart (mind) and hold on to the idolatrous preconceived traditions of men?" The choice is yours, while it is still "today", for when "tomorrow" comes it will be too late. Let us therefore read and understand and act upon what our Father has given us through His servant, the great teacher and Hebrew scholar, the apostle Paul.
Hebrews 3:1
Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;

To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.

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