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“Hard To Soften”Categories: NEW TESTAMENT
According to Hebrews 6:4-6, is there no hope for someone who has fallen out of the church to come back to God?
Looking For Hope
Dear Looking For Hope,
Heb. 6:4-6 says that it is impossible for others to renew to repentance a brother who has fallen away. It is always possible to come back to the Lord after falling away (1 Jn 1:9), but when someone has already been enlightened by the truth (Heb 6:4) and heard the Word of God (Heb 6:4), there isn’t any new teaching that can sway him from living a wicked life. If someone falls away from Christ, it means their heart has been hardened by the deceitfulness of sin (Heb 3:13), and it is up to that individual to soften their own heart and return to the Lord.