We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. if God permit--For even in the case of good resolutions, we cannot carry them into effect, save through God "working in us both to will and to do of His good pleasure" ( Philippians 2:13 ). Repentance and faith were the first principles taught under the Gospel. ( CF) of which he is mediator. "This," that is, "Go on … Hebrews 6:1-14 . ESTIUS explains, As the anchor does not stay in the waters, but enters the ground hidden beneath the waters, and fastens itself in it, so hope, our anchor of the soul, is not satisfied with merely coming to the vestibule, that is..is not content with merely earthly and visible goods, but penetrates even to those which are within the veil, namely. Greek, "baptismoi," plural, including Jewish and Christian baptisms, are to be distinguished from baptisma, singular, restricted to Christian baptism. That’s what we are reading in Hebrews 6:4–8. They stress the idea that repentance is called impossible, not salvation . Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. The first three verses of Hebrews 6 belong with Hebrews 5:11-14. Second, if true believers can be lost, then our text teaches that it is impossible for them to regain their salvation. We need 2 cookies to store this setting. (Hebrews 6:7-8) Throughout the Bible, ground is a metaphor for the heart. briers--Greek, "thistles." We should follow hard after Jesus, and run hard after Him. 6. 16. for confirmation--not to be joined, as English Version, to "an oath"; but to "an end" [ALFORD]. You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. As "love" occurs here, so "hope," Hebrews 6:11 , "faith," Hebrews 6:12 ; as in 1 Corinthians 13:13 : the Pauline triad. We are anchored upward in heaven, not down in the ground; and we are anchored to move on, not to stand still. "The soul clings, as one in fear of shipwreck to an anchor, and sees not whither the cable of the anchor runs--where it is fastened: but she knows that it is fastened behind the veil which hides the future glory." Proud member and fastens on them. Here an entire and wilful apostasy is meant; the Hebrews had not yet so fallen away; but he warns them that such would be the final result of retrogression, if, instead of "going on to perfection," they should need to learn again the first principles of Christianity ( Hebrews 6:1 ). ii. compass of Christian experiences, may yet cease to abide in them; he who abides not in them, was, at the very time when he had those objective experiences, not subjectively true to them; otherwise there would have been fulfilled in him, "Whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance" ( Matthew 13:12 ), so that he would have abided in them and not have fallen away" [THOLUCK]. That "enlightened" here means knowledge of the word of truth, appears from comparing the same Greek word "illuminated," Hebrews 10:32 , with Hebrews 10:26 , where "knowledge of the truth" answers to it. 11. tasted of the heavenly gift--tasted for themselves. There is the long-suffering patience, or endurance of love, 1 Corinthians 13:4 , and that of faith, Hebrews 6:15 . Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. The "oft" implies, on God's part, the riches of His abounding grace ("coming" spontaneously, and often); and, on the apostate's part, the wilful perversity whereby he has done continual despite to the oft-repeated motions of the Spirit. The outer veil was called by a distinct Greek term, calumma: "the second (that is, the inner) veil.". Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. Paul, as elsewhere, gives them the utmost credit for their graces, while delicately hinting the need of perseverance, a lack of which had probably somewhat begun to show itself. Christ's ascension is our promotion: and whither the glory of the Head has preceded. When a man sees the anchor it is doing nothing, unless it happen to be some small stream anchor or grapnel in shallow water. receiveth--"partaketh of." However, there are better things accompanying salvation for … from God--Man's use of means is vain unless God bless ( 1 Corinthians 3:6 1 Corinthians 3:7 ). But the anchor analogy doesn’t apply perfectly. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. Tweet. Things that are linked unto salvation (compare Hebrews 6:19 ). Such as the master of the soil wishes. "He now gives consolation, by the oath of God's grace, to those whom, in the second, third, and fourth chapters, he had warned by the oath of God's 'wrath.' Book Summary. labour of love--The oldest manuscripts omit "labor of," which probably crept in from 1 Thessalonians 1:3 . Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. instruction about cleansing rites, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal … They needed, besides love, patient perseverance, resting on hope and faith ( Hebrews 10:36 , 13:7 ). We ought to keep festal day, since Christ has taken up and set in the heavens the first-fruit of our lump, that is, the human flesh [CHRYSOSTOM]. You can also change some of your preferences. The argument here refers to Abraham himself as an example; therefore Paul quotes Genesis 22:17 , "thee," instead of "thy seed.". This passage implies that persons may be in some sense "renewed," and yet fall away finally; for the words, "renew again," imply that they have been, in some sense, not the full sense, ONCE RENEWED by the Holy Ghost; but certainly not that they are "the elect," for these can never fall away, being chosen unto everlasting life ( John 10:28 ). Hebrews 6 and 10 are another commonly misinterpreted piece of scripture that seem to suggest that salvation might by lost by sins. we are persuaded--on good grounds; the result of proof. rejected--after having been tested; so the Greek implies. Shechem, that is, shoulder, the government is upon his shoulder ( Isaiah 9:6 ). Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. While the surface reading seems to suggest this, the truth is that it does not. will we do--So some of the oldest manuscripts read; but others, "Let us do." (Amplified: If they then deviate from the faith and turn away from … "He who is led into the whole (?) . . 8. that which--rather as Greek (no article), "But if it (the 'land,' Hebrews 6:7 ) bear"; not so favorable a word as "bringeth forth," Hebrews 6:7 , said of the good soil. It is impossible to bring such people back to repentance; by rejecting the Son of God, they themselves are nailing him to the cross once again and holding him up to public shame." By faith, Christians make the world to come a present reality, though but a foretaste of the perfect future. The Old Testament promise of Canaan to Israel typified "the good word of God's" promise of the heavenly rest ( Hebrews 4:1-16 ). Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying … © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . "As in building a house one must never leave the foundation: yet to be always laboring in 'laying the foundation' would be ridiculous" [CALVIN]. His word would have been amply enough; but, to make assurance doubly sure, He "interposed with an oath" (so the Greek). iii. The language of fatherly affection, rather than command. Hebrews 6 (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, 2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of … lay hold upon the hope--that is, the object of our hope, as upon a preservative from sinking. Hebrews 6:6, NLT: "and who then turn away from God. 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