By Rob Albright
Hebrews 6:4-8 teaches that it is possible to fall away from God’s favor (Gal. 5:4). It is possible to become unfaithful to God and His right ways. The Hebrew writer warns us that we can be led astray. Those earlier Christians were led away from Jesus and back to the old law. Some had already fallen and placed themselves beyond redemption because they would not repent and turn back to Jesus.
The fact is….
.…they were enlightenedEven though God provides a way back for penitent people (Gal. 6:1; 1 John 1:7-9; Acts 8:22), many remain in a lost condition because they refuse to comply with God’s plan.
.…they tasted the heavenly gift
.…they were partakers of the Holy Spirit
.….they tasted the good word of God
.....and still turned their back on Jesus.
Yes, we have to be on guard. We cannot assume that we are so strong and Satan cannot overcome us. Just because we have obeyed the gospel and have salvation from past sins, doesn’t mean we cannot fall away from the Lord. We must not only obey the gospel, but also live faithfully (Rev. 2:10).
- Rob Albright serves as one of the ministers at the Northwest Church of Christ in Greensboro, NC. He may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://www.nwchurchofchrist.com/