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DOCTRINE QUESTION 30
In Hebrews 6:4 we read about certain people who seem to have been saved and then were lost again. Does this not teach that a person can be lost again after they are once saved?
In looking at any portion of scripture one must interpret it in the context, and the context of the entire Bible. In other words, what you seem to understand from it must be in harmony with the rest of the Bible. If this portion is teaching saved and lost, then once you are lost again you can never be saved. It definitely says in Hebrews 6:4-6, that is impossible for them to repent. These people were Jews who had left the Old Testament sacrifices and professedly embraced the sacrifice of Christ. They are now turning away from Christ and going back to the old again. They are crucifying to themselves the Son of God over again and placing in an open shame. In Hebrews 6:6, they are known as "apostates." Three Jewish Epistles speak of them. (2 Peter, Jude, and "Hebrews). They are Jewish professor's of Christ who are turning away from Him. In doing this there was no other sacrifice for sins for them. Hebrews 10:26). The old sacrifices were obsolete and they were turning away from the sacrifice of Christ, so there was no other. They were doomed, as this verse clearly states, "To whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever." Jude 1:13. The lesson people should take from this is; do not trample under foot the blood of Christ which was shed for their sins.
To reject Him, and His sacrificial death, is fatal. To trust in Him and what He has done for you, is entering into the great salvation that has been provided by God for us. Why not make that great decision today? Trusting Him 100% is the only way. "Believe (rely on, depend on), the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved." Acts 16:31.
All comments and questions to: Harold Smith
Updated July 2009, by Shelly Allen