Many aspects of the letter to the Hebrews are a mystery. Who wrote it? To whom? When? Under what conditions? Though the answers to these questions largely remain an enigma, the letter's place in the biblical canon stands as a testament to its inherent power and authority as a treatise on the nature of Jesus Christ. As such, Donald Guthrie skilfully situates the message of Hebrews in the space where the study of the New Testament meets the reality of the Christian life.
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“Faith is the act of commitment on the part of the believer, whereas hope is the state of mind which he possesses. On the other hand, things not seen describes generally all that is beyond man’s normal knowledge or powers of comprehension.” (Page 228)
“Faith provides a platform for hope and a perception into the reality of what would otherwise remain unseen.” (Page 228)
“Spiritual maturity comes neither from isolated events nor from a great spiritual burst. It comes from a steady application of spiritual discipline.” (Page 139)
“It seems to suggest that loving one another will not just happen. It needs to be worked at, even provoked, in the same way as good works.” (Page 217)
“To reflect the glory of God in this way presupposes that the Son shares the same essence as the Father, not just his likeness.” (Page 70)
Donald Guthrie (1915-1992) was a graduate of the University of London (B.D., Th.M., Ph.D.). From 1949 until his retirement in 1982 Guthrie was lecturer in New Testament studies at London Bible College, and from 1978 until 1982 he also served as vice principal of the college. His books include New Testament Introduction, New Testament Theology, and the Tyndale New Testament Commentaries on the Pastoral Epistles and Hebrews.