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Hebrews - Chapter 06

Bible Study Notes

Hebrews 6:1-8 The writer of Hebrews instructs us to move forward in maturity. By now, we should all have a grasp on the meaning of repentance, faith, Baptism, receiving the Holy Spirit, the Resurrection, and eternal judgment. If you have learned all these basic things and still walk away in disbelief from this Good News, there is no other way by God as to be saved.

Notes: Those who sinned against Christ in such a way had no hope of restoration or forgiveness.The reason is that they had rejected him with full knowledge and conscious experience. With full revelation they rejected the truth, concluding the opposite of the truth about Christ, and thus had no hope of being saved. They can never have more knowledge than they had when they rejected it.

Hebrews 6:9-12 The writer of Hebrews feels confidence that to those he is writing to are not ones that will fall away. His desire is to continue in their service, with love and hope until the end of their lives in order to inherit the promises of God.

Hebrews 6:13-20 Just as Abraham patiently waited and obtained the promise, we too will receive the promises of God, for God swore by no one higher than Himself, for there is no one higher than God, so he swore by Himself. With that said, we have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope God set before us as an anchor to the soul. This hope enters the inner place behind the veil (think Tabernacle, the Most Holy Place) where Jesus has gone before us on our behalf as High Priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.

Notes: Abraham is shown to be an example of one who, through patience and faith, “inherited the promises”. God’s promises are guaranteed by God’s own perfectly trustworthy character.Therefore the promise of salvation through Jesus’ high priesthood is a secure and trustworthy hope.

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