In the past, certain men were chosen by God and appointed as high priests to act on behalf of humans in their relation to God. These high priests were to offer gifts and sacrifices for the sins of others. Because they themselves were humans and troubled by sin and weakness, the high priests also had to offer sacrifices for their own sins.
God appointed His Son, Jesus the Christ, as the final high priest who would remain a priest forever. Unlike the other high priests, Christ was without sin and did not have to make any sacrifices on His behalf. He only offered Himself as the final sacrifice for our sins. He is the source of eternal salvation to everyone who believes in Him and obeys Him.
(11-14) Warning Against Apostasy
When we first become Christians, we need someone to teach us the ways of God. But when we grow mature in Christ, we should teach others and be able to correctly distinguish good from evil.
Favorite verse: (6) As he says also in another place, “You are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek.”