Summary: A study of the book of Hebrews 6: 1 – 20
Hebrews 6: 1 – 20
1 Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, 2 of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. 3 And this we will do if God permits. 4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, 5 and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, 6 if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame. 7 For the earth which drinks in the rain that often comes upon it, and bears herbs useful for those by whom it is cultivated, receives blessing from God; 8 but if it bears thorns and briers, it is rejected and near to being cursed, whose end is to be burned. 9 But, beloved, we are confident of better things concerning you, yes, things that accompany salvation, though we speak in this manner. 10 For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister. 11 And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, 12 that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. 13 For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, 14 saying, “Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.” 15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. 16 For men indeed swear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is for them an end of all dispute. 17 Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, 18 that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us. 19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, 20 where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
If you have served in a leadership position in your church, I am 100% certain you have had to deal with some people who are quite troubled by some particular statements in the Bible. You have been asked, ‘Can someone lose their salvation?’ or ‘Have I committed the unpardonable sin?’ Today we are going to speak about this point along with some other great truths.
6.1-2 ‘Wherefore having left the doctrine of the first principles of Christ, let us press on to perfection, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, of the teaching of washings (baptisms), and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.’
When I was in high school I wanted to learn Spanish. In 10th grade I chose this as an elective course. The teacher started us out with numbers and then through the year helped us with some basic terms that would help us interact in an all Spanish setting.
I loved the comment to me about what do you call a person who speaks three languages – Trilingual. How about one who speaks two languages – Bilingual. And finally what do you call a person who speaks one language – American.
I love Spanish people. They have such great cultures and beauty. They come from all parts of the world –South America, Spain, and some of our US territories such as Puerto Rico.
Now there was a major problem at my school. Although it was in a very small town, it was a very rough place for any teacher, so much so that we wound up having new teachers every year. So how did this become such a problem? Well, we started over each year from the beginning -again, with the numbers – Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco, etc.
When I first arrived as a freshman in college they noticed that I had three years of Spanish so they put me in an intermediate Spanish class where all they spoke was Spanish. Can you believe that? Again, as my life would display I was humiliated beyond explanation. All the other students wondered how this moron every got accepted.