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"If They Shall Fall Away" Part Two

Mar 17, 2024    Pastor Paul Edwards

Hebrews 6:4-6 is the most often cited text by those who seek to make a case that believers can fall away from the faith and lose their salvation. But a careful reading of the text makes it clear that the author of Hebrews does not have genuine believers in view at all.

An important and essential to key to the interpretation of Hebrews 6:4-9 is to understand it in its "Jewishness." How do we interpret "fall away," "impossible," and "renew them again unto repentance" in the way the first century Hellenistic Jewish readers of the Letter to the Hebrews would have understood those phrases, as well as in the way the context defines those phrases?