Category Archives: The Epistle to the Hebrews – NICNT (first series)

The first offering in the” New International Commentary on the New Testament” series on the Epistle to the Hebrews, written by F.F. Bruce.

From the back cover:

“F. F. Bruce (1910-1990) was Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at teh University of Manchester, England. Author of numerous commentaries and other books, he served as general editor of the NICNT series from 1962 to 1990.”

What it doesn’t say is that he was a giant in the field.

How acceptable…how effective…

How acceptable to God this sacrifice was, or how effective in the purifying of heart and life, let those bear witness who have found through faith in him the peace with God and release from sin that nothing else could … Continue reading

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Encouragement enough and to spare…

The Scriptures contain encouragement enough and to spare for the feeblest believer, but are full of solemn warnings to those who think they stand to beware lest they fall. Bruce, Hebrews, 147

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Doctrine and corollary…

The doctrine of the final perseverance of the saints has its corollary the salutary teaching that the saints are the people who persevere to the end. Bruce, Hebrews, 94

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Sanctification and glory…

…sanctification is glory begun, and glory is sanctification completed. Bruce, Hebrews, 81

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God’s very heart laid bare…

It is in the passion of our Lord that we see the very heart of God laid bare; nowhere is God more fully or more worthily revealed as God than when we see him “in Christ reconciling the world to … Continue reading

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Something about himself…

The person who says, “I could not have a  high opinion of a God who would (or would not) do this or that,” is not adding anything to our knowledge of God; he is simply telling us something about himself. … Continue reading

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No explanation needed…

Our author does not need to explain to his readers what he means by this salvation; the term and its meaning are familiar to them already. What they do need to understand is the fearful danger to which they will be exposed if … Continue reading

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