Impossible Repentance (Hebrews 6:4-12)

We come to a text in the book of Hebrews that is considered difficult. One of the reasons for the difficulty is bringing preconceived theology to the text and not knowing what to do. Rather than letting the scriptures teach us, we can have the tendency to start off with our belief system and then do not know what to do when the scriptures say something contrary to our belief system. Another reason this paragraph in Hebrews is considered difficult is because it becomes disconnected from the prior paragraph. The text I am referring to is Hebrews 6:4-12. Lifting this paragraph out of its context makes it very difficult to understand what the writer is saying. So let us set the context and then we can consider what the writer of Hebrews is teaching.

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