faith, apostasy, christian, hebrews, repentance, faithfulness
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
Any effort to determine the relationship of this passage to the entire epistle must necessarily consider both the occasion and the purpose of the letter. There is one outstanding theme, the finality and perfection of the Christian religion. Christ, God's Son, has come down to give the climactic and clearest revelation of the God in whose bosom He has lain and to redeem mankind to this God whom He reveals. He who would hear this final Word of God must hear it in the Son. Not to listen is to die. Yes, to grow cold in attention to that Word is dangerous, and if such a habit is not corrected, it can become fatal to that faith which alone maintains men in the right covenant relationship with God.
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Hebrews 6:4-8; Hebrews 3:6; Hebrews 3:14; Hebrews 4:4; Hebrews 10:23; Hebrews 12:1; Hebrews 12:3; Hebrews 10:26-31; Hebrews 4:14; Hebrews 5:11-6:20; Hebrews 6:4-8; Hebrews 4:14-5:7;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Hohenstein, Herbert H.
"A Study of Hebrews 6:4-8,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 27, Article 32.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol27/iss1/32