Summary of the Issues Facing each of the Churches by the General Epistles

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Summary of the Issues Facing each of the Churches by the General Epistles
In each of the general epistles of the New Testament, specific issues facing the churches are addressed. For the purpose of summarizing these main issues, the following discussion works through the General Epistles – namely, Hebrews; James; First and Second Peter; First, Second, and Third John; and Jude.
The Epistle to the Hebrews
In the Epistle to the Hebrews, the author fundamentally addresses the subject of faith and related problems such as the Jewish believers leaving the church to go back to the synagogue and the dangers of spiritual regression (Niswonger, 1992). This becomes evident early in the letter as the author provides a direct admonition saying: “we...
The end:
.....chings to the judgment and fate of Sodom and Gomorrah saying that it leads to “suffering the vengeance of eternal fire” (Jude 1:7).
Conclusion
In the final analysis, the General Epistles provide wise counsel and advice that aptly apply to Christian living today. Collectively, they provide a reminder that “wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it” (Matthew 7:13-14).
REFERENCES
Copeland, M. (2002). The Epistle of James. Mark A. Copeland.
Niswonger, R. (1992). New Testament History. Grand Rapids, MI:
Zondervan.
The Holy Bible. (2006). New International Version. Struik
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