Explaining Hebrews 6:4-6

Released August 10, 2021 by Mavericks & Misfits with Jeff Lyle


The go-to passage for those who believe that a truly born again Christian can fall away from the faith is typically Hebrews 6:4-6. But does this passage actually teach that? If so, how does it get reconciled with the enormous amount of other bible passages that teach the opposite? On a surface reading, it is easy to conclude with trembling that Hebrews 6:4-6 warns us that we must hold ourselves in the faith. Yet, when we look at the surrounding verses and previous chapters in Hebrews, we can discern that there is another explanation for what the author of Hebrews is teaching. We have to get this passage of scripture right! In this episode of Mavericks & Misfits, Jeff provides some necessary in-depth teaching on this famous passage of scripture. Also, when Jesus’ parable of the four soils is laid up next to Hebrews 6, we can find great understanding (and deep relief!) about what is and is not being communicated by these controversial verses. Additional resources are available at TransformingTruth.org