Does Hebrews Chapter 6 vs 1-9 refer to possible loss of salvation?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
The apostle showed them they should not be like builders who never get beyond the foundation of the building, in this case the “foundation” being the elementary or primary doctrines about Christ. They should pass on to the ‘superstructure’ that rests on that foundation, namely, the more advanced teaching about God’s purpose revealed through his Son, teaching that is harder to be explained than the elementary teachings.
There was urgent need to progress in this way, it was vital to do so. Why? Because they could not stand still indefinitely; eventually they must either progress or go backward. What would going backward mean? It would mean apostasy, a falling away from true faith, and that would bring destruction.—Heb. 5:11-6:8.
- I speak TruthLv 61 decade ago
Yes it certainly does, nod not only salvationloss but even the chance to ever receive it at all again, it is very serious if you receive salvation, and you repent from the bad ways, but go back to them,you certainly can loose it for ever even! These scriptures there that you quote are showing up the once saved always saved doctrine which is ispired by satan to mislead people into renouncing their faith and loosing out on the free gift of the real life that God gives.
- icheeknowsLv 51 decade ago
note the intended audience is the unsaved Jews. Balnce that in there when interpreting. Check out ! Cor.6:9, Gal. 5 21 Rom. 1:29
- 1 decade ago
Jesus spoke of an unforgiveable sin --- sinning against the holy spirit. In verse 4 of Heb. 6, it speaks of these certain ones having become partakers of the holy spirit. Yet in verse 6 it speaks of them falling away and not able to bring them back to repentance, because they impale the Son again. Jesus only died once for all time, if one commits this unforgiveable sin, he won't be dying again to redeem them.
So yes, someone can lose their salvation, but I guess we will not be the ones deciding it.
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- hisgloryisgreatLv 61 decade ago
Hebrews says "if they shall fall away," shall, meaning continuing in falling away. If they continue in doing despite unto the Spirit of grace, as Hebrews 10:29 talks about, then they cannot be renewed unto repentance. They crucify the son of God afresh because they deny him and stand in the place of those who treated him so shamefully, and who crucified him not knowing who he was. When we sin after we have been born again we must repent, but in Hebrews 6 Paul is talking about the sin of a continual falling away from believing in Christ. We can put ourself in this position by believing false doctrines, or by allowing sin to remain unrepented of, or by totally turning away from saving faith in Jesus. Faith is what saves us and without it there can be no godly repentance from sin, only the sorrow of the world which leads to death.
- revulayshunLv 61 decade ago
I don't see how it could, when in the previous chapter it says that Jesus is the authur of ETERNAL salvation. ( Heb. 5:9)
- Maurice HLv 61 decade ago
No. not really. It's talking about moving on to more endepth things of God;becuase they have the basics down already.