Monthly Archives: September 2019

10AM Sunday 9/29/19 “Forward or Fail” Hebrews 6

For Calvinists & others who believe you can never lose your salvation, Hebrews 6 introduces the problem of one who is saved but then falls away. Many try to bend the Word to imply that the person was never a Christian in the first place; but it is a stretch to say that someone who has “been enlightened…been a partaker of the Holy Spirit, and tasted the good Word of God and the powers of the age to come” is not a Christian.      Hebrews 6 is also a problem for Arminians who believe people can get saved & lost as many times as they want; because it says that it is impossible for them to get saved again. Remember that Hebrews was written to Christians who were leaving Christ to go back to Judaism & the law. It says that if they go back to Judaism, there would be no hope of salvation for them.           This could also be to people who leave the faith & turn against God, & lead others astray. It may be possible to sink so far in not only rejecting Jesus, but in destroying the faith of others that you get to a point of no return. But Hebrews 6 is not teaching that if you fall into sin you can never repent. That is contrary to all of the Bible & would leave us all lost. Pastor Chuck Smith

10 AM Sunday – The Book of Hebrews – “Trust Jesus”

When God created the world, He rested on the 7th day. He didn’t rest because He was tired. He rested because He was through. His work was finished, so He stopped.     In the same way that God stopped after finishing the work of creation, we can also enter into the rest of the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross. It is finished! You are forgiven of your sins. I don’t have to work to achieve my own salvation. I am saved by grace. I don’t have to ‘forgive myself’. If I could actually forgive myself I wouldn’t need Jesus Christ. As far as my salvation is concerned, He is resting and so am I.