What standard does God use to determine our eternal reward? Is it based on our good works or our holiness?
If God saved us by His grace (i.e., unmerited favor), then why would He make us earn eternal rewards for serving Him?
(This post is part of a series on eternal rewards.)
The Bible makes clear that God gives rewards, both in an earthly sense and in an eternal sense, but it’s equally important to understand that our salvation is never called a “reward” in Scripture. Our salvation is only by faith alone in Christ alone and never by our works: Continue reading
The Book of Hebrews has many references to the Old Testament. Many suggest Paul wrote Hebrews. Are there any clues as to who might be the author of the book of Hebrews?
The author of Hebrews is unknown. As early as 255 AD, church leaders concluded the author of the book was unknown. Some speculate it was Paul, and from 400-1600 AD the Roman church declared the letter to be the Epistle of Paul to the Hebrews. The writer has a firm grasp of the Old Testament pictures of Christ, and he has an in-depth understanding of the Jewish culture, sacrificial system, law, prophets, Old Testament scripture, etc. Even the closing of the letter sounds a little like Paul and mentions Timothy, a protegé of Paul. Continue reading