"Melchisedec ... to whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all."
Abraham gave Melchisedec one-tenth of all of the booty from "the slaughter of the kings,"
setting a fine example for religious hucksters everywhere. 7:1-2
Melchisedec had no father or mother. He was never born (he just appeared ready-made by God) and he never died.
He's still around somewhere. 7:1-3
God will not forgive anyone unless something is killed for him in a bloody manner. 9:13-22
"For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry." 10:37
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
Faith is believing without evidence things that you wish were true (but aren't). 11:1
"Enoch was translated that he should not see death." 11:5
"By faith Noah ... condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith." 11:7
"Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed." 11:11
"Therefore sprang ... so many as the stars of the sky ... and as the sand ... by the sea shore innumerable."
(OK, so maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration.) 11:12
"By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land." 11:29
"Time would fail me to tell of Gideon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthah; of David also, and Samuel,
and of the prophets." The heroes of faith: Gideon, Samson, Jephthah,
David, and Samuel. It would be hard to find a more monstrous group than these guys. 11:32
"Others were tortured ... that they might obtain a better resurrection." 11:35
"Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth." 12:6
"What son is he whom the father chasteneth not?"
What kind of father doesn't beat his sons now and then? 12:7
God always hurts the ones he loves. And if God doesn't hurt you, you are a
bastard, not a son. 12:8
God ordered animals to be "stoned, or thrust through with a dart" if they "so much as ... touch the mountain."
"Ye are come ... to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things that that of Abel." 12:22-24
"Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying ... I shake not the earth only, but also heaven."
When God speaks there are earthquakes (and heavenquakes). 12:26
Be hospitable to strangers for "thereby some have entertained angels." 13:2
Avoid "strange doctrines." Those who do so will avoid nearly everything that the Bible teaches. 13:9