these few verses that tumble like spiked marbles inside my head every time I read them.
Hebrews 6:4-6. “It is impossible for those 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.”
My heart thuds. It twists in fear.
Does this mean my prayers are in vain? For years I have prayed for loved ones who have turned their backs on God.
Is God shaking his head? “No. Sorry. Can’t do that.”
I am so confused. The God I seek to know is the same God who passionately pursued his people Israel. Even after they turned on him again and again.
So how does this fit? What do these verses mean – for me and my loved ones? I was brought up in a church that preached eternal security: once saved, always saved. I would love to believe that, but these verses seem to contradict that teaching.
What is truth? Jesus is Truth, and I trust him.
But I’m still