What does Hebrews 6:4-6 mean? The passage says, “For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt.” Does this mean it is impossible for people to be saved if they fall away from Christ? Were those who fall away ever saved? How should we understand and apply this warning?
In this Bible study, Wes McAdams and special guest, Jacob Rutledge, discuss Hebrews 6:4-6 in its context. What is the major theme of Hebrews? How does this passage relate to that theme? What was the author trying to accomplish with this warning?
We hope this Bible study encourages us all to, “Lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith” (Hebrews 12:1-2).
This episode of the Bible Study Podcast is part of the, “What Does This Passage Mean?” series. During this series, Wes and various guests will study a different passage of the Bible in context. We will discuss both the meaning and application of some difficult passages of Scripture. If you have a passage you would like for us to discuss, send us a note: RadicallyChristian.com/contact or leave a voicemail at 707-238-2216.
Links and Resources:
- Video: Watch This Episode on YouTube
- Read: Full Transcript of This Episode (Special Thanks to Beth Tabor)
- Blog: What I Noticed When I Read Hebrews
- Video: Morning Devotional on Hebrews 6:4-8