Naked Bible 184: Hebrews 5:11-6:20

This is one of the best teaching on this section of scripture that I have ever listened to. The argument of, if you sin and continue in that sin you will lose your salvation verses how much sin does it take to lose it and Jesus covered ALL sins are the age old lines drawn in the sand for either side of saved and lost.
Both sides of the arguments have been focused on the wrong concept of “sin”.

Heb 6:1  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, 

The repentance from dead works.……NOT “sinning” is the topic in view here. This is where apostacy comes in and a foundation of dead works is laid instead of grace and Christ’s sufficiency of what He did on the Cross. Dead works……we all know about works based salvation and it permeates all of the churches and denominations. Always have to jump through those hoops to be approved by men and God. Always have to do this or that to be considered right with God and the church. Works based salvation is insidious and obviously leads away from and replaces Christ and His redemption and into apostacy. While I can’t say I agree 100% with the podcast I will say it is the in the 90s%. Still processing it, still have questions but many have been answered for which I am thankful.

Repentance from dead works.—Of “dead works” we read again in Hebrews 9:14, “shall purge our conscience from dead works to serve the living God” (see Note). The meaning cannot be “works that bring death,” as some have supposed; rather, works in which there is no principle of life, wrought by those who are “alienated from the life of God” (Ephesians 4:18), in whom there is not the spirit of “life in Christ Jesus.” The law, indeed, promised that the man who should do “its statutes and judgments” should find life in them (Leviticus 18:5, quoted in Galatians 3:12); but even these works are “dead,” for no man can show more than partial obedience, and the law exacts the whole. The first step toward Christianity involved the acknowledgment of this truth, and the separation by repentance from all “dead works.” On the importance assigned to repentance in the Jewish creed little need be said. The teaching of the prophets (Ezekiel 18, et al.) is faithfully reflected in the sayings preserved in the Talmud: “The perfection of wisdom is repentance;” “Repentance obtains a respite until the Day of Atonement completes the atonement;” “Without repentance the world could not stand.” (1)


1 thought on “Naked Bible 184: Hebrews 5:11-6:20

  1. I have to say that Michael Heiser has answered the questioned that I always had. I realize now that both sides are wrong on some things and correct on others. Good study on on this podcast.

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