Jesus is the ultimate revelation of God. The letter to the Hebrews asks questions aimed at the heart of what it looks like for Christians to walk in Christ’s footsteps.
How should Christians relate to the Old Testament? What are we to make of the New Testament’s urgent pleas to persevere in the faith? Can we really lose our salvation? How does Jesus model both humility in his humanity and the glory of God through his earthly life? These questions continue to be fiercely debated by Christians. The ancient letter to the Hebrews answers all by focusing on Christ’s magnificent love and greatness. In Christ Above All, Adrio König puts readers in the shoes of the original audience of Hebrews and shows how, in a world full of competing claims to power and authority, Christ—in all his glory and humanity—really does surpass all others.
God’s Word is transformative. It is this conviction which gives the Transformative Word series its name and its unique character. Series Editor Craig G. Bartholomew has worked alongside authors from around the world to identify a key theme in each book of the Bible, and each volume provides careful Biblical exegesis centered on that gripping theme. The result is an engaging, accessible thematic exploration of a biblical book, poised to offer you new and refreshing insights.
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“Jesus is not only God’s final word but also his first word! He is Omega and Alpha!” (Page 12)
“Secondly, Hebrews not only refers more often to the Old Testament than any other New Testament book, but it includes alarmingly negative views of the Old Testament.” (Page 2)
“The ‘Hebrews’ had come to faith in Christ, but as they discovered just how hard the Christian life can be, they were tempted to fall back into the Judaism from which they had come to faith in Christ. They needed to be reminded again who Jesus is. Hebrews sets out to confront them again and again with the magnificent Christ.” (Pages 3–4)
“Thirdly, together with Galatians, it has the gravest warnings to believers about losing out on salvation—six in total. Believers can, therefore, find Hebrews a very disturbing letter to read.” (Page 3)
“Much of it seems more like a long sermon, and it is probably best to conclude that it is a sermon turned into a letter!” (Page 9)
Adrio König started as a professor of systematic theology at the University of South Africa in 1975 and has become well known as a gifted author of academic and popular books and articles. He is a sought-after speaker and preacher as well as a facilitator of and participant in public debates.
Daniel M. Villa