Let’s admit it: many Christians struggle with the epistle to the Hebrews. Its ancient Jewish context can seem so obscure and irrelevant to Western readers in the 21st century. Thankfully, Philip Arthur has managed to extract the letter’s vital central theme and connect it directly to Christian living in the modern world.
He expresses at the outset his concern about the seemingly growing phenomenon of ‘the temporary disciple’ (p.7). How often we hear that someone who began well now makes no pretence of going on with the Lord. How can this happen if Jesus will lose none of those whom the Father has given him (John 6:39)?