[This is the third of 3 projected posts]
In the first post, we saw that, in the phrase if they fall away, the writer wasn’t teaching that Christians could lose their salvation.
In the second post, we saw that the context of Hebrews 6:4-6 deals with the idea that the Christian life is just that: life, and, as such, has the expectation of growth and development into maturity.
There is much more that could be said about these verses. For instance, even though Christians truly saved cannot lose their salvation, there are many, not truly saved, who do leave “the faith.” This is evidence they were never saved to begin with, cf. 1 John 2:19. The writer does have a little to say about them in Hebrews 6:7, 8.
That, however, isn’t the subject for this post. It’s found in the last part of v. 6.
Thinking about it, I’m not sure that I even know how to write about this idea that the death of Christ on the Cross could somehow be turned into something that shames Him.
But that’s what the writer says – and why it is impossible to be saved a “second” time, …or a third, …or a fourth, because
they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.”
“Put Him to shame,” because one for whom He died, and whom, it is said, He saved through faith, is, nevertheless, lost. In other words, He failed.
How could this even be considered as a possibility?
It seems to me that even the idea that one could lose his or her salvation, let alone any such thing actually happening – even the very idea that anyone could lose their salvation is highly dishonoring to our Lord and puts Him to an open shame.