“If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.”
King James Version (KJV)
Niecey's comment on 2015-05-19 20:07:24:
Let God by His Holy Ghost teach you. Seek and you shall find. God gives the gift of repentance unto salvation not to be repented of. He will not forsake you. Tasting and eating are two different things. You can taste and decide you don 't want to eat It again. Only God can make you hungry enough to eat. Never stop seeking Him. Peter denied Christ three times and Jesus gave him the gift of repentance. We should not suppose we know all things. The only unforgivable sin is to blashemy the Holy Ghost. A child of God will never reach this place. Take comfort in God. He is Love. Not evil.
Doug Farrar's comment on 2015-04-26 08:26:35:
I have been wrestling with this verse lately. It is a very scary verse. If I apply it to myself I become fearful, but, perfect love casts out all fear, and on that claim alone is sufficient evidence of salvation. HOW SO? The one who fears his master and believes Him to be a " hard and cruel taskmaster " doesn 't really know Him aright. And the one who comes "boldly before the throne of Grace ", does. There are two aspects or more to fear. There is God 's fear Heb. 7:1 , and man fear. which avoids
Tochukwu Anthony Obi's comment on 2015-02-14 07:44:13:
See,it is very glaring and doesn 't need be confusing. Paul is saying that there exists some christians who got born again and were invited to the Glorious message of God 's grace and Righteousness in christ jesus but could not be able to endorse or comprehend such lavish of Mercy by God towards us in Christ Jesus. Paul the Apostle explain it in Galatians 2:16, Romans 8:1 and Hebrews 10:18. Such a person may say "I know jesus died for my sins but now that I am in Him,if I sin, I must try to make it right,but the more I try,the more I fail sin again , so I think the effort I put is not worth it. I could as well go on living because I don 't think this Gospel of Jesus saving people is real ". Such a person has created a New Testament chasm from God 's grace. Galatians 5:4 says exactly same thing.By such act,the person crucify to himself the Lord Jesus christ and disgrace Grace count it useless .
Clayton's comment on 2014-12-31 12:49:46:
Scary and rightfully so. My opinion which strictly is just that my opinion , is this..None of us have yet ascended. We do get weak and let our guards down. Our prayer life and church attendance slips. We do things we were not doing as a practicing Christian. We avoid the things we enjoyed most about our walk with Christ. We have on and off melancholy and, just don 't feel or, sleep like we used to. We may take up drinking again and, do things we never thought we would do. Does this sound like you, who are worried about losing your salvation? Try this. I really hope you don 't try it but, to me it would be the acid test. When you accepted Christ, you were likely in a church. Doesn 't matter just, if you can, try to go back where you were. If you cannot, just find a similar setting. Speak to him saying, "Jesus, I accepted you and, I fell from your grace. Now that I have returned to sinning, I want you to know that I really enjoy it. I don 't plan to return so, just leave me alone. " My guess is, you CANNOT do it. Oh, and while you are in an attitude of prayer, just go ahead and ask Him to please help you get back in to right fellowship with him. He will smile and say, "daughter or son , I have been right here with you the whole time!!!! "
Tony's comment on 2014-12-30 12:00:24:
These verses obviously do not speak of a saved person who has committed a sin and then feels the Holy Spirit drawing him to repentance. I believe this answers a question to those who claim to have been saved and then abuse grace to continue in sin. Warning to those who believe they have fire insurance and a license to sin. Sin is serious and there appears to be a point at which a believer can fall away beyond repentance. I have a difficult time understanding how that can happen to a saved individual as the bible states that you become a new creature at the time of salvation. This is definately a verse beyond my understanding as it relates to the believer or prehaps just a person who doesnt actually accept salvation although they have been drawn by the Holy Spirit, then having rejected grace fall away.
john s's comment on 2013-07-29 18:36:54:
listen,read romans 8:35-39.you will see GOD was talking about the Hebrews who went back to the old worship.Richard we all fall short,thats why GOD gives us GRACE!!!!!
adam turner's comment on 2013-07-24 12:23:54:
We do not have a right to have our own thought of what the truth means in the bible so many times we want something to mean something that caters to our beliefs to justify our lives only Jesus can do that and he did that on the cross sometimes we want something to mean something beside what it really means because it goes against what we believe and says we cant do what we wanna do and go to heaven Hebrews 6 6 plainly states what it means its not a parable how do u get saved by believing confessing and repenting turning from sin so it talks about renewin again unto repentance that's plain to see not being mean but we shouldn't have to ask what it means its plainly written yes I wanna wonder cause it plainly states that I can fall away from my salvation and the only way to renew it is to crucify the old flesh to the cross again and bring me to open shame we have to confess our faults one to another and to God and he shall be just and forgive us of them
Anthony Smith's comment on 2013-07-02 05:31:19:
This scripture states there is an impossibility: for those who were once enlightened, who have tasted of the heavenly gift,and who were made partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the age to come, IF THEY SHALL FALL AWAY, to renew them again unto repentance, seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh and put him to an open shame. They heard the gospel, but did not really hear. They tasted but did not eat, they learned of God's future, but did not believe it, they partook of what the Holy Spirit offered but did not accept. These Hebrews who would or could go back to worshipping under the old covenant were showing their inferior faith. Hebrews states over and over that Jesus is better than the angels, Moses, sacrifices, etc. To be able to go back to false worship indicates they were never really believers. Jesus said, "My sheep hear my voice, and another they will not follow."
anthony's comment on 2012-04-11 21:59:50:
Answering Richards question a year ago. Richard, b carful, God is All mercifull, and we live n the dispensation of Grace, but Grace does not give u the license to Sin. There will b a line where God draws, where there's no more forgiveness, but no1 knows the exact line. These scriptures are not refering to a backslider, remember the prodical son? Sometimes we get weak, and slip up like David, but he REPENTED. Repentace means a 180 turn around from ur previous lifestyle. This scripture is refering to Homosexuals, and other Christains that were once living straight and felt and rec the Holy Ghost, and denied JESUS an a apostate, denounced God and served themselves or another god, as Budah, allah and etc....
nick fort's comment on 2011-04-24 23:32:13:
I think that paul is talking about christians that have lost their faith and hope and have drifted so far from god that they no longer feel the conviction of the Holy Spirit, and therefore have fallen from grace beyond repentance.
Richard's comment on 2011-01-21 23:10:28:
I am very conserned and actually "scared" about the apparent severity that Hebrews 6: 4-6 states. Since becoming a Chistian at the age of 15, I have sinned and backsled from time to time. However, I have always been convicted of my sin by the Holy Spirit, I felt quilty and sorry and I have repented. Can you further elaborate as to the meaning of these verses? Thank you.