Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Hebrews 6:4-6 question
Hebrews 6:4-6. I have fallen into a sinful way and have lost desire to follow the Lord. Am I doomed according to Hebrews 6:4-5?
4 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, 5 and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, 6 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.
We are saved by grace but we are not free to sin with no penalty. We are called to holiness.
Brother have you “put him (Christ) to an open shame (vs 8. KJV)” or” crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt (vs. 8 ESV)”? You, if you are saved, like all Christians have fallen into sin since salvation.
By your words you are not hating and rejecting the salvation and works of Jesus Christ. If you are saved the Holy Spirit is grieving you. As bad as you feel this is a good thing. You are under grace when it comes to being saved and being viewed by God as righteous. You still are living under God’s moral law (the 10 commandments).
Romans 3:21-24 (ESV)
“21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— 22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,”
Are you saved?
Jesus said in Mark 1:15
“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”
If you are not saved the Holy Spirit is calling you and convicting you. Just because you tasted the goodness of the Lord does not mean you are saved.
Romans 10:9–10 (ESV)
9 because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
If you are saved and have fallen into sin you are still to follow God’s moral law (The 10 Commandments) as it has dominion over our lives. We can be saved and miserable. Confess your sins and
1 John 1:9 (ESV)
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Pursue holiness if you are saved. The Holy Spirit is convicting you.
1 Peter 1:15-16 (ESV)
15 but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
If you are saved you cannot deny the work of Christ as Hebrews 6:4-6 obey the Holy Spirit and pursue holiness.
If you are not saved confess Jesus Christ as Lord.