Wrong Interpretations Steal Joy

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HEBREWS 6:4 is a warning addressed to Non-Christians. Wrong interpretations hold that the passage teaches that salvation can be lost. If this interpretation were true, the passage would also teach that, once lost, salvation could never be regained. There would be no going back and forth, in and out of God’s grace. But Christians are not being addressed, unbelievers are and it is the opportunity for receiving salvation that can be missed, not salvation itself, that can be lost.
The writer of Hebrews is speaking to the unsaved who have heard the truth and acknowledged it, but who have hesitated to embrace Christ. The Holy Spirit warns them, “You had better come to Christ now, because if you fall away it will be impossible for you to come again to the point of repentance.” They were at the best possible point in life for repentance, a full knowledge. To fall back from that would be the end.
The Bible is clear about followers of Christ not losing salvation. Jesus said, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they shall never perish; and no one shall snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand” (John 10:27-29, Rom. 8:35-39, Phil. 1:6 and 1 Pet. 1:4-5).
Something to ponder: If you can lose your salvation, why witness? No one would ever consider Christ if they could lose there salvation. Where is the joy in that? Where is the Hope in that? If you are in Christ, rejoice. Your salvation is secure forever.

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