I’ve been going through the Hebrews plan in the She Reads Truth app (Great app, by the way! I totally recommend it!) and, I’m not going to lie, it is not easy to understand. It’s easier than Revelation, but what isn’t? Anyway, I was reading today in Hebrews 7 where it talks about the priest Melchizedek (Try saying that 5 times fast. If you’re trying right now, the people around you probably think you’re weird). He’s kind of like the Catholic priests we have today. This guy was around before Jesus came and became the High Priest above all. The other day I was asking my youth pastor about the function of Hebrews, and he told me that it’s mainly to nullify the need for a priest. So this book shows us that the Catholics, just like anyone else, don’t need a pope or priest. Hebrews 7:25 says, “Therefore [Jesus] is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.” We can all talk to God through Jesus, our High Priest. We all deserve to be able to talk with God. We were given that right when Jesus died on the cross for us. So when you confess your sins, you can-and should-do it directly to God and not through a guy who’s just as much a sinner as you are.
Faith is the basis of Christianity. A lot of what we believe cannot be seen or even explained. So we must have faith that it is real. Hebrews 11:1-Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.