I’m continuing to look into the issue of whether or not we can lose our salvation. My opinion has been that we can not, once we have come to GENUINELY believe in Jesus Christ, repent of our sins, ask His forgiveness, and make the decision to receive Him as Lord and Savior of our lives. However, this seems to be contradicted by some Scriptures. My goal is to look honestly at all of the portions of Scripture relating to this topic, so that I can come to a biblical conclusion. This is a long-term pursuit, since I am also at the same time looking into other topics. However, as I come across explanations that make sense to me, I want to publish them on this site, so we can continue this very important conversation.
Recently, I watched this video from No Greater Joy, a website I discovered not too long ago, and I thought this explanation of Hebrews 6:4-6 sounded very logical. Below the YouTube video, you can read the passage being talked about for yourself. It really is intriguing!
12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
CHAPTER 6, verse 1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
3 And this will we do, if God permit.
4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
7 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:
8 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.
9 But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.