Hebrews 6 Warning Against Apostasy. This passage says that there is a spiritual condition that makes repentance and salvation impossible. However, those who have tasted what God offers and rejected it—"those who have done evil" ()—will be resurrected to face their Judge, and then they will be cast into the Lake of Fire and die the second death (see Revelation 20:12-15; 21:8). 9 But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak. Here observe, those to whom God has given full security of happiness, have a title to the promises by inheritance. (1-8) The apostle expresses satisfaction, as to the most of them. We should ourselves beware, and caution others, of every approach near to a gulf so awful as apostacy; yet in doing this we should keep close to the word of God, and be careful not to wound and terrify the weak, or discourage the fallen and penitent. 3 And this will we do, if God permit. H ere is a Bible study on Hebrews chapter six with a summary and discussion questions to follow.. Hebrews 6:1-3. 3 And this will we do, if God permit. Hebrews 6 King James Version (KJV) 6 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, 2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. 11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: 12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises. But the merely nominal Christian, continuing unfruitful under the means of grace, or producing nothing but deceit and selfishness, was near the awful state above described; and everlasting misery was the end reserved for him. Hope is the anchor of the soul, and enters within the veil, Hebrews 6:19, Hebrews 6… 17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: 18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: 19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; 20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. Not because the blood of Christ is not sufficient to obtain pardon for this sin; but this sin, in its very nature, is opposite to repentance and every thing that leads to it. 6 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. Hebrews 6:4–6 is among the most-often-misunderstood passages in the entire New Testament. KJV, Reference Bible, Personal Size Giant Print, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: Second Edition, KJV, Open Bible, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Complete Reference System, KJV, Value Thinline Bible, Large Print, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, The King James Study Bible, Red Letter, Full-Color Edition: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Baby's First Bible, Hardcover, Multicolor: A special keepsake for your new arrival. 16 For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife. That is simply untrue, as it contradicts other scriptures. The world generally interprets the statements regarding Enoch being translated (as in the KJV and other translations) to mean that Enoch was taken to heaven. Hebrews 6 New International Version (NIV) 6 Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of 1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God. 13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself. Nor are such sins meant, as Christians fall into through the strength of temptations, or the power of some worldly or fleshly lust. The consolations of God are strong enough to support his people under their heaviest trials. Hebrews 6 ; HEB 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, HEB 6:2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of … The apostle's confidence in them, and his exhortation to diligence and perseverance, Hebrews 6:9-12. 16 For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife. 3 And this will we do, if God permit. —Psalm 138:2, KJV. Without a clear grasp of context, these verses seem to directly counter the doctrine of eternal security. Hope has its degrees, as faith also. 11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: 12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises. 6 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God. 2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.. 3 And this will we do, if God permit. Looking for a fundamental understanding of the Bible? Hebrews chapter 6 KJV (King James Version) 1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,. It ends like a letter ( 13:22-25 ) but begins more like an essay or sermon ( 1:1-4 ). 4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost. 2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.. 3 And this will we do, if God permit. 1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, 2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. Hebrews is commonly referred to as a letter, though it does not have the typical form of a letter. Warnings against Backsliding1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and … Hebrews 11:5-6. 5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come. Thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. Definitive Cambridge edition. Gospel hope is our anchor in the storms of this world. Sign up here! Hebrews 5:11-14, Hebrews 6 — Clarence E. Lunden (The Way Into the Holiest) Hebrews 6 — Ralph Erisman ( Journey Through the New Testament ) Hebrews 6: Reading Meeting ( … King James Version (KJV). 9 But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak. What symbolizes the hope we have in Christ. And as He cannot lie; the destruction of the unbeliever, and the salvation of the believer, are alike certain. Christ is the object and ground of the believer's hope. The text marked “CT” is the KJV as it would be if it were based on the Greek text underlying the ESV and other modern Bible translations. Hebrews 6:4-8. Hebrews 6 - Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, The works of love, done for the glory of Christ, or done to his saints for Christ's sake, from time to time, as God gives occasion, are evident marks of a man's salvation; and more sure tokens of saving grace given, than the enlightenings and tastings spoken of before. Hebrews chapter 6 KJV (King James Version) 1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,. 1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, 2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. Nor does it prove that any one who is made a new creature in Christ, ever becomes a final apostate from him. This second interpretation is based on an alternate translation, found in the KJV and a few others, in which Hebrews 6:6 begins with the phrase if they fall away, with the key word being if. 7 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God: 8 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned. Neither is he speaking of partial declinings or backslidings. If they fall away — Literally, and have fallen away. 2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. In other words, Hebrews is written to deepen and strengthen the joy of our assurance in God, and one of the strategies of the book is to expose false assurances and fleeting pleasures. The promise of blessedness God has made to believers, is from God's eternal purpose, settled between the eternal Father, Son, and Spirit. The free grace of God, the merits and mediation of Christ, and the powerful influences of his Spirit, are the grounds of this hope, and so it is a stedfast hope. First, many biblical texts teach that true believers cannot be lost (John 6:39-40; 10:27-30; Rom. Such have nothing to fall away from, but an empty name, or hypocritical profession. 4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost. Of these it is said, that it is impossible to renew them again unto repentance. 3 And this will we do, if God permit. But the falling away here mentioned, is an open and avowed renouncing of Christ, from enmity of heart against him, his cause, and people, by men approving in their minds the deeds of his murderers, and all this after they have received the knowledge of the truth, and tasted some of its comforts. The Hebrews are urged to go forward in the doctrine of Christ, and the consequences of apostacy, or turning back, are described. Hebrews 6:6. But they have two big problems. That’s what we are reading in Hebrews 6:4–8. Here is a refuge for all sinners who flee to the mercy of God, through the redemption of Christ, according to the covenant of grace, laying aside all other confidences. Hebrews 6:4-6 Refers to the Unsaved. By David J. Stewart | April 2018. We are in this world as a ship at sea, tossed up and down, and in danger of being cast away. Hebrews 6 6 1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Second, if true believers can be lost, then our text teaches that it is impossible for them to regain their salvation. 6 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, 2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. Believers not only taste of the word of God, but they drink it in. Let us watch with humble caution and prayer as to ourselves.9,10 There are things that are never separated from salvation; things that show the person to be in a state of salvation, and which will end in eternal salvation. 5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come. Hebrews 6:6, ESV: "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." Outside of the United Kingdom, the KJV is in the public domain. Textus Receptus. (11-20)1-8 Every part of the truth and will of God should be set before all who profess the gospel, and be urged on their hearts and consciences. 14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. And the things that accompany salvation, are better things than ever any dissembler or apostate enjoyed. These promises of God may safely be depended upon; for here we have two things which cannot change, the counsel and the oath of God, in which it is not possible for God to lie; it would be contrary to his nature as well as to his will. 1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, 2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. Hebrews 6:2 Context. Let us therefore set our affections on things above, and wait patiently for his appearance, when we shall certainly appear with him in glory.Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710. The apostle is not speaking of the falling away of mere professors, never convinced or influenced by the gospel. 6 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. We need an anchor to keep us sure and steady. 2:4 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, # Heb. (1-8) The apostle expresses satisfaction, as to the most of them. 8:28-39). They say that Hebrews 6 describes a believer who loses his salvation. References in verses 5 and 6 to falling away, and a lack of restoration, are easily misconstrued to imply a lack of salvation. ... Hebrews chapter 6 King James Version. Hebrews 6 King James Version (KJV). According to this view, the writer of Hebrews is setting up a … 2:8 the heavenly gift, and # (Gal. 3:2, 5); Heb. We should not be always speaking about outward things; these have their places and use, but often take up too much attention and time, which might be better employed. God's promise and oath to Abraham, by which the immutability of his counsel is shown, in order to excite our hope, Hebrews 6:13-18. 2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. 4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted # (John 4:10); Eph. 17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: 18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: 19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; 20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. 13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself. 7 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God: 8 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned. 10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister. 3 And this will we do, if God permit. If those who through mistaken views of this passage, as well as of their own case, fear that there is no mercy for them, would attend to the account given of the nature of this sin, that it is a total and a willing renouncing of Christ, and his cause, and joining with his enemies, it would relieve them from wrong fears. 14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. 15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. Critical Text. The Epistle to the Hebrews, chapter 6, King James Version (KJV), 20 verses. (9,10) And encourages them to persevere in faith and holiness. The humbled sinner who pleads guilty, and cries for mercy, can have no ground from this passage to be discouraged, whatever his conscience may accuse him of. Hebrews 6. The Hebrews are urged to go forward in the doctrine of Christ, and the consequences of apostacy, or turning back, are described. A Call to Maturity. For instance, Hebrews 9:27 states, "And it is appointed for men to die once." Complete text of Hebrews 6 from the Authorized King James Bible. Those who live their lives in union with God in this age will take part in the resurrection to eternal life. 10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister. The Authorized Version or King James Version (KJV), 1611, 1769. (11-20) Commentary on Hebrews 6:1-8 (Read Hebrews 6… (9,10) And encourages them to persevere in faith and holiness. No love is to be reckoned as love, but working love; and no works are right works, which flow not from love to Christ.11-20 The hope here meant, is a sure looking for good things promised, through those promises, with love, desire, and valuing of them. 15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. 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