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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. 10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister. 11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: 12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises. 13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself, 14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. 15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. 16 For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife. 17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: 18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: 19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; 20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

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1 Sarah R = "The writer refers to the end of chapter 5, where he scolds his readers for needing "spiritual milk" instead of being ready for deeper spiritual growth. Here he urges his readers to accept the basics of faith and to move on to "perfection" or to a deeper level of faith."
2 Sarah R = "In other words, don't go back to expecting your actions can save you, that you will be "good enough" to somehow earn heaven, but instead keep your faith and trust in God, who has provided a means of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ."
3 Sarah R = "The writer states these are fundamental, basic beliefs of the faith: baptism, prayer through the laying of hands (see 1 Timothy 5:22), the resurrection of all and the judgment that awaits us."
4 Sarah R = ""This sober warning has been variously interpreted. Some understand the author to refer to genuine Christians who lose their salvation, but such a reading conflicts with passages that teach that those whom God has truly saved will persevere in faith to the end (John 10:2829Rom. 8:28–30; “Perseverance of the Saints” at Rom. 8:30). Others interpret the warning as an argument directed against a Judaizing heretical sect, followers of a heresy serious enough that embracing it would lead to the loss of all hope of salvation. Another interpretation holds that the author is describing the apostates of vv. 4–8 in terms of their profession and the blessings they appeared to share with genuine believers up to the moment of their apostasy. Although Jesus saves completely (7:25) and has made perfect forever (10:13) those who hear His word with faith, the author exhorts the readers to prove the faith they profess by their perseverance. Without faith, proximity to God in the fellowship of His covenant people is no blessing; rather, it subjects apostates to more severe judgment."- Reformation Study Bible Note for Hebrews 6:4-12"
5 Sarah R = "The land or earth represents us, the rain represents God's Spirit or Word. When we receive God's Spirit we should be fruitful. Jesus talks about this in Matthew 7:17-20, as well as in several of His parables. See also Galatians 5:22-23, the fruit of the Spirit."
6 Sarah R = "While we are saved by faith in Jesus Christ alone, our works will be judged, not to determine our eternal destination, but to determine the rewards we will receive in Heaven. The Bible talks about several different crowns the the righteous could possibly receive - a crown of life (James 1:12), a crown of glory (1 Peter 5:4), a crown of righteousness (2 Timothy 4:8). Those who have come to faith because of us will be our crown of rejoicing (1 Thessalonians 2:19)."
7 Sarah R = "The writer is saying that his readers started out well, passionate and faithful, and he encourages them to continue on and not become lazy in the faith. We often have this tendency, to be very excited when we first become Christians and then to let the flame die out and put God and our faith on the back burner. The writer of Hebrews is encouraging us as well to stay focused and diligent and to grow daily in the faith. "
8 Sarah R = "In Genesis 15, we see the story of God calling Abraham and making a covenant with him. God has Abraham slay different animals in half and lay them out. Then God's Spirit passes between the halves. This seems like an odd story, but in that time and custom walking between the halves of slain animals was a way of making a promise or agreement, as though saying, "If I break this promise, may what happened to these animals happen to me also." God therefore was showing that His commitment to the promise was complete, and He would keep His promises."
9 Sarah R = "This blessing is found in Genesis 22:17."
10 Sarah R = "God promised Abraham a son. He had to wait 25 years for his son to be born."
11 Sarah R = "These verses in the Message version:"When people make promises, they guarantee them by appeal to some authority above them so that if there is any question that they’ll make good on the promise, the authority will back them up. When God wanted to guarantee his promises, he gave his word, a rock-solid guarantee—God can’t break his word. And because his word cannot change, the promise is likewise unchangeable.""
12 Sarah R = ""Hope accomplishes for the soul the same thing which an anchor does for a ship. It makes it fast and secure. An anchor preserves a ship when the waves beat and the wind blows, and as long as the anchor holds, so long the ship is safe, and the mariner apprehends no danger. So with the soul of the Christian. In the tempests and trials of life, his mind is calm as long as his hope of heaven is firm. If that gives way, he feels that all is lost. Among the pagan writers, "hope" is often compared with an anchor. So Socrates said, "To ground hope on a false supposition, is like trusting to a weak anchor." Again - "A ship ought not to trust to one anchor, nor life to one hope." Both sure and steadfast. Firm and secure. This refers to the anchor. That is fixed in the sand, and the vessel is secure."- Barnes Notes on the Bible"
13 Sarah R = "The most inner room of the Jewish Temple was called the "Holy of Holies" and was shielded by a curtain, or veil. Only the high priest could enter, and only on one day a year - the Day of Atonement. Matthew 27:51 states that when Jesus died, the curtain tore in two, from the top to the bottom, symbolizing that God was no longer separated from His people and there was no longer a need for a human mediator - because Christ filled that role, entering the most Holy of Holies and allowing us to be able to approach God directly (see Hebrews 4:16)."
14 Sarah R = "See the explanation of this in Hebrews 5:https://www.deily.org/bible/kjv/hebrews/5?expl_id=54a6f95d15409612a04888f8"