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Does Hebrews 6 Teach You Can Lose Your Salvation?

First, he teaches them how Christianity is far superior to Judaism, and secondly, he warns them what might happen if they revert to Judaism. Sprinkled throughout this letter are five warning passages. Five times in this letter, the author warns his readers what could happen to them if they reject Christianity and return to their old way of living as Jews. So severe in fact, that many Bible teachers and pastors use these warnings to teach that if a person rejects Christianity, then that person was either never saved in the first place, or has lost their salvation. The history of the Hebrew people, the Israelites, is a colorful account full of miracles and mistakes.
A deacon is a minister whose duty is to minister to the needy. It was not easy for the Hebrews to acknowledge Jesus as the messiah. They were ostracized and often persecuted for believing in him. That is why the author said that The God will not be unrighteous in forgetting these things shown toward his name.



Believers who have come to Christ by grace remain wedded to Christ, knowing they are in Him by grace. Perseverance and Assurance are the two sides of grace. The believer cannot persevere in grace without growing in assurance, and they cannot grow in assurance of faith without perseverance. This a warning like the warning about a useless/fruitless treee. Verse 7 shows us that the good ground which brings forth good vegetation will receive a blessing from God.
To "go on to perfection," requires leaving the first principles enumerated above. There is nothing people can do that will cause The God to grant them salvation; it has already been bestowed upon them. It is not a matter of accessibility, and no one has to "appropriate" that salvation which is in Christ Jesus. The author's seven recommendations are still relevant today for those who believe that Jesus is the messiah, or the christ. There is no need to cling to any of the outward forms of religion as so many insist on doing.

Upon this supposition, God’s utmost has been tried, and has failed. Mark that Paul does not say that all this could ever happen; but that, if it could, the person concerned would be like apiece of ground which brought forth nothing but thorns and briers. To renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. We must keep on going forward; there is no such thing in the Christian life as standing still, and we dare not turn back. Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. In this view, the passage presents an argument based on a false premise and follows it to its senseless conclusion .
The author of Hebrews wanted to emphasize this point. The God wanted every person to know of his grace, and how abundantly he had provided for every need of the ones he had created. This was his promise, or covenant, and his adherence to it is considered his righteousness.
Ask students to define these words in their class notebooks or scripture study journals. After sufficient time, ask several students to report what they wrote. You're right to cherish the moments when God interacts with you, but that isn't 100% of what the Christian walk is. Most of the Christian walk is sacrificing your time, energy and money to help the poor more. You're a very important piece no matter who you are. Just because you're living the life of a pawn doesn't mean Jesus won't give you honors in Heaven.

Throughout the ages, mankind has concocted many interpretations about the counsel, or full salvation, of The God, but that changes nothing. People may try all kinds of devices to cause The God to look favorably upon them, and "save" them, or justify them. However, none of these schemes will ever work because The God arranged the matter of salvation long before mankind ever thought about it. Even in Old Testament times The God, through Jehovah, was interested in all people. He fashioned their hearts alike, and he considered all their works. At no time has The God shown concern for only one group of people to the exclusion of the rest.
As long as God can speak to you, then you are able to respond to what He says and be renewed to repentance and you can make spiritual progress. It is a frightening thought and yet we must not be terrified more than we need to be. I can say straightaway that anyone who is hearing God’s voice has not committed the sin that the author describes. The writer does not in fact think that his readers have ‘fallen’ in this way. We have not ‘fallen’ in this way if we hear God’s voice and act upon what we hear. The easiest way to prove we are not spiritual deaf is to demonstrate that we have heard God speak to us.

We are confident that you are meant for better things, things that come with salvation. He will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other believers, as you Hebrews 6 explained still do. 11 Our great desire is that you will keep on loving others as long as life lasts, in order to make certain that what you hope for will come true. 12 Then you will not become spiritually dull and indifferent.
Second, the general appeal of the book is to remain faithful to Christ and not fall away (i.e., live by faith). The appeal is not to make sure you are saved (i.e., hold on to saving faith). Third, the believers’ lack of maturity caused the author of Hebrews to be concerned about their susceptibility to “falling away.” It was not their lack of saving faith that concerned the author of Hebrews. Those who hold this view identify the “falling away” as apostasy. Compton says, “its use in the LXX, the parallel expressions in the other warning passages, and the descriptive phrases accompanying it here and elsewhere in Hebrews lead inevitably to the conclusion that the sin of apostasy is meant.”[10. Compton, 156.] Apostasy is the conscious rejection of the gospel of Christ after receiving a thorough and understandable explanation of it.

Therefore, this oath was "to them an end of all strife." There would be no vendetta; the dispute was settled, and done with. Some had already lost that faith, and the author was pleading with his brethren not to lose faith. The God was righteous because he had raised Jesus from the dead, seated him at his right hand in a place of power, and would complete the fulfillment of all his covenants when Jesus returned to inaugurate the kingdom. This was the gospel of the kingdom of God preached by Jesus, Paul, and the other apostles. Salvation is of The God, and that salvation is that Jesus is the messiah and will return to rule and reign over the earth at some time in the future. All the promises of the Old Testament pointed to this.
This is reminiscent of Paul's experience with the Jews who followed him around, trying to convince his converts that they needed to be circumcised. The author believed that someone was trying to turn these converted Jews back to the Old Testament style of worship. If they reverted to past beliefs, they could never again be renewed unto repentance, or be brought again to a change of mind about Jesus as the messiah.
No man can be a Christian who does not do this, or who does not desire to be perfect as God is perfect. No one can be a Christian who is “satisfied” or “contented” to remain in sin; or who would not “prefer” to be made at once as holy as an angel - as the Lord Jesus - as God. Hope accomplishes for the soul the same thing which an anchor does for a ship.

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