Topic: Book of Hebrews
Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will? (Hebrews 2:1-4 KJV)
The Book of Hebrews contyains five warning passages (2:1–4; 3:7–4:13; 5:11–6:20; 10:19–39; 12:18–29). These passages contain much exhortation but also some explicit warnings—a danger sign. This first passage warns: Do not neglect Christ’s message.
Exodus 20:3-4 says, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth..." But what our nation is doing? We have seen the children cannot pray and share the love of Jesus with the other kids in the school, US Supreme Court took the Ten Commandments down, and legalizing all the ungodly laws in our Christian nation. So, how "shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation (Hebrews 2:3)?"
Since God has no greater messenger than His Son, He has no more important message than the gospel which the Son has given. And if the law given through angels was steadfast, producing sure judgment, how shall we escape, if we ignore the sure message of the Son? This message was proclaimed by Christ to His apostles and then by the apostles to the author of Hebrews (v. 3).
We cannot just read the message of Gospel and misuse it. Paul said in II Corinthians 11:4, "For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him." We have seen that there are several churches that preach on another gospel. Many church leaders may teach more on prosperity and self-image of Christian life. This is why we have NIV, NCV, TLB, and many other Bible versions than the 1611 King James Version. In fact, most modern Bible versions try to put the weight off from sin, hell, God’s wrath, Satan and demons.
It is our, as church of Jesus Christ, responsibilities to fulfill the great commission that Jesus gave to us (Matthew 28:18-20).