Hebrews 10 The Indisputable Proof Of God’s Rules Of Context
Posted by adventbiblestudy on July 24, 2015
I am sure you are all familiar with these verses in Hebrews 10.
Hebrews 10:36-39 NLTse Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised. (37) “For in just a little while, the Coming One will come and not delay. (38) And my righteous ones will live by faith. But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away.” (39) But we are not like those who turn away from God to their own destruction. We are the faithful ones, whose souls will be saved.
I am sure you know how significant that, “little while” verse was for the Millerites. It was one of the primary verses they were lead to study. By study, GOD meant STUDY. If the Millerites would have followed the general rules of context they were famous for applying to all their studies, they should have followed one of the most important rules. The Introduction and Summation of a chapter established its CONTEXT. Look at the Introduction to Hebrews 10
Hebrews 10:1-5 NLTse The old system under the law of Moses was only a shadow, a dim preview of the good things to come, not the good things themselves. The sacrifices under that system were repeated again and again, year after year, but they were never able to provide perfect cleansing for those who came to worship. (2) If they could have provided perfect cleansing, the sacrifices would have stopped, for the worshipers would have been purified once for all time, and their feelings of guilt would have disappeared. (3) But instead, those sacrifices actually reminded them of their sins year after year. (4) For it is not possible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. (5) That is why, when Christ came into the world, he said to God, “You did not want animal sacrifices or sin offerings. But you have given me a body to offer.
The Introduction to Hebrews 10 and most of the chapter deals with Christ entering the MOST HOLY, which was the one detail they missed leading up the great disappoint of 1844. To think if those Millerites would have followed the rules of context they were famous for teaching to the world, they would have gotten the message right. One missed detail led them to miss the obvious message in God’s Word. More than 100,000 people lost faith because they forgot to apply one fundamental rule of Bible Study.