There are those who preach prosperity. The author of Hebrews did not. He preached persecution, referring to the former days -- the sufferings and persecution that the Jews who were of Christ had suffered from almost the beginning. They had lost their property and possessions. Some had been killed. And they did not shrink away from the faith.
Neither should we. Though we are shamed, accused of being deplorable, and the Pravda (propaganda) that we should tolerate sin and evil for the cause of progressivism.
As if progressivism is as much a heresy as the prosperity gospel, social justice, or the Talmud.
32 But remember the former days, when, after being enlightened, you endured a great conflict of sufferings, 33 partly by being made a public spectacle through reproaches and tribulations, and partly by becoming sharers with those who were so treated. 34 For you showed sympathy to the prisoners and accepted joyfully the seizure of your property, knowing that you have for yourselves a better possession and a lasting one. 35 Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.Hebrews 10:32-39
37 For yet in a very little while,
He who is coming will come, and will not delay.
38 But My righteous one shall live by faith;
And if he shrinks back, My soul has no pleasure in him.
39 But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul.
Do not align yourself with the spirit of this age. Do not believe their lies. Do not let the bastards who preach such in: to your church, to your table. The spirit of this age has let them into our nations, sadly.
Be instead what Obama called a bitter clinger, holding on to the cross, and not the idols and gods of our feckless time.