The Book Of The Hebrews, James And 1 Peter

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The book of the Hebrews, James and 1 Peter, these general’s wrote about the life that Christian faced, in the Roman Empire , they reflect on how to survive during persecution, whereas, the Hebrew Christians were taught to persevere in their persecution. James taught the poor Christians to stay faithful, no matter how much the rich and powerful continue to abuse them. Peter wanted the Christians to rejoice under persecution, not to lose faith in God. Although the hostile society of the church of the Christian Hebrews was persecuted by their own fellow citizen by harsh words and conflicts nevertheless the Hebrew writer gave advice not to commit sin. Peter, and the Christians were sojourners in a foreign land although they had tension and ambition …show more content…
It guides the Christian faith by affecting the community’s transformation into “fully mature children of God”( Mackie, 2009). The hostility of the Jewish Christian allude that the suffering comes from God, James reminded the Christians to restraint from their sin and the saints should speak properly to those who backslide into sin ( James 5:19-20). Peter gave examples of Christ being persecuted, ( 1Peter 2:23) yet, Christ was “insulted and He did not retaliate.” Therefore man should come together in peace, not wavering in their faith. The church should not follow false teaching, and to remain steadfast and …show more content…
The Hebrews suffered great persecution, that had caused them to suffer public insult, thus they had had property confiscated because of their faith in God (Jobes, 2011). Peter realizes that the Christian would not be able to live as the orders of the Roman culture, because of their obedience to God, yet, the consequences of it would be suffering and persecution. Peter’s epistles were written for the Christian to grow in character and in grace during times of persecution (1 Peter 4:12-14). Jobes writes, “The influential issue in James was during the time the Gentiles began to follow and believe in Christ, the Greco-Roman philosophies such as Neoplatonism and incipient Gnosticism were influential in the 1st century of the perception of who Jesus was of the goal of salvation, and consequently, of the moral issues of how Christians should live” (2011). Lastly, James concern was about the Christians convert to false teaching against the word of God (James

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