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This book centers on the book of Hebrews, one of the most
misunderstood, and therefore misinterpreted, books within
the New Testament. One of the primary reasons this book is
misunderstood and misinterpreted is due to the concept
referred to by some as "illegitimate totality transfer" (the
assignment of a meaning pertaining to a word, e.g.,
"salvation," in one context to the use of the same word in
every other context, which, in fact, is done regardless of
context), an exercise that stems from not identifying
which aspect (past, present, or future) of God's "salvation"
that is being addressed in this book.
Many fine theologians and dedicated Bible students
throughout the ages have wrongly assumed that the
book of Hebrews concerns itself with "professing (but not
real) Christians." How sad! The book is addressed to "true
Christians," those who have been legitimately "born again"
To understand this, one must understand the beginnings in
the book. Arlen Chitwood performs a masterfully study in/of
these beginnings, so that the student of God's Word will be
set on the correct path as he studies this book, which
contains 5 very important warnings for
serious consideration by Christians.
I beg of you to place your "preconceived" opinions and
positions aside regarding "so great salvation" as is
addressed by Hebrews. If after reading chapter one of this
book you are not sparked to further study, then don't bother
reading further. But I am confident that this will not be
In the grace of our Savior,