"It is impossible for thoe who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age, if they fall away, to be brought back to repentance, because to their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace." Hebrews 6:4-6
Does this mean that if someone has once truly known God in their heart but decides to later turn their back on Him that they can never repent and change their mind?
Something's Gotta Give
Asked by Anonymous at 9:16 AM on Jan. 11, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
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Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 11:28 AM on Jan. 11, 2010
So I was sitting here having coffee with my DH and I asked him what he thought of your question. And we were just talking about that verse. And he brought up the Parable of the Sower. He said Chuck Smith compares it to seed that fell on the stoney ground.
"We know that Jesus taught that the seed fell on different kinds of soil. Some of the seed fell by the wayside, some of it fell on stoney ground, while other fell among the thorns and some fell on good ground. That which was sown by the wayside, immediately Satan came along and plucked it up."
Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 11:54 AM on Jan. 11, 2010
"We have met people who have no response or reaction to the word of God. It doesnâ€™t penetrate at all. Then that which fell on stoney ground are they who hear the word with gladness, thereâ€™s a quick spurt, comes up fast because there is not enough dirt there. Itâ€™s nice and warm due to the rock but as soon as the sun is out because there is no depth, it withers and dies. I believe this is the class being referred to in verse six. They come and get excited about the word and the things of the Lord but there is no depth or root system."
Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 11:55 AM on Jan. 11, 2010
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