37. "Jesus Christ: 'The Author and Finisher of Our Faith'" | BYU Studies

37. "Jesus Christ: 'The Author and Finisher of Our Faith'"

The Gospel and the New Covenant
 
 
The challenges we face in life can often make it difficult to remain faithful. But Hebrews 11 states that many great, faithful men and women died without seeing the fulfillment of promises they had received and felt themselves to be strangers and pilgrims in this world. Like them, we can accomplish great work with faith, perspective, and creativity.
 
 
Salvation cannot be obtained without faith and the ordinances of the priesthood. The two orders of the priesthood, Aaronic and Melchizedek, are introduced in Hebrews 7. "Chart 12-7 details the points of comparison between these two priesthoods as articulated in the epistle to the Hebrews."
 
 
The main point at the center of the epistle to the Hebrews is that eternal salvation comes only through Jesus Christ. "It systematically strives to persuade them 'to hold fast to their faith.'" This piece by Richard D. Draper examines how each chapter in Hebrews individually support this doctrine.