Author Faculty (Discipline)

Theology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1982

Journal

Colloquium: The Australian and New Zealand Theological Review

Volume Number

15

Issue Number

1

Page Numbers

52-57

ISSN

0588-3237

Abstract

The difficulty that Hebrews 6:1-8 presents to those in the Calvinist tradition is that these verses seem to teach - contrary to a strict doctrine of election and perseverance - that even true believers (v v 4-5) can fall away (parapesontas, v 6). For those who are not within the Calvinist tradition, the problem of these verses is not the apparent teaching that sincere Christians can fall away, but the statement that it is impossible (adunation, v 4) to renew apostates unto repentance (palin anakainizein eis metanoian, v 6).

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Used by permission: Colloquium and the author.

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