(1-2) The warning is repeated: don’t miss God’s rest. Hebrews 4 – Entering Into His Rest A. Hebrews 4:6, NLT: "So God's rest is there for people to enter, but those who first heard this good news failed to enter because they disobeyed God." The phrase in verse 6, “to renew them again to repentance,” refers not to salvation but to an ongoing change of mind associated with spiritual growth as in Romans 12:2, which also refers to being “transformed by the renewing of your minds.” Alford rightly renders the words, “Since then it yet remains that some do enter.”, —Since some enter, and yet the Israelites of Exodus failed, we find in this ninety-fifth Psalm another and a later, God does not experiment or make mistakes. Greek: Adunaton gar tous haphax photisthentas, geusamenou s te tes doreas tes epouraniou kai metochous genethentas pneumatos hagiou. Hebrews 6:4-5 contains a series of participles that can only describe genuine possessors of salvation. Commentaries on Hebrews. Verses 12-13 in their context form a postscript to the argument of 3:7 – 4:11, providing extra motivation for the exhortation of 4:11. A person who has been justified can fall away, just as verse 6 says. The writer now, in Hebrews 4:6-9 , gathers up the argument, and reaches his conclusion that a Sabbatism remains for God’s people. (3) Those described in Hebrews 6:4-6 have a non-working work of grace in them. Hebrews 4 Warning Against Neglecting Salvation 2 Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard , lest we drift away from it . John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament, Haldane's Exposition on the Epistle to the Romans and Hebrews. Zane Hodges (Bible Knowledge Commentary, Hebrews [Victor Books]) and the Grace Evangelical Society are the main advocates, along with R. T. Kendall. Hebrews 4:6, CSB: "Therefore, since it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly received the good news … 2. Answer: Hebrews 6:4–6 states, “It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age and who have fallen away, to be brought back to repentance.” God is still resting, Heb. 2 For since a the message declared by angels proved to be reliable , and b every transgression or disobedience received a just c retribution , 3 d how shall we escape if we e neglect such a great salvation ? Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it. In what follows the author seems to live in the world of the Old Testament rather than his own. (NASB: Lockman)Greek: kai ouch heauto tis lambanei ten timen, alla kaloumenos hupo tou theou, kathosper kai Aaron.. Amplified: Besides, one does not appropriate for himself the honor [of being high priest], but he is called by God and receives it of Him, just as Aaron did. v. Therefore, eternal standing of those written of in Hebrews 6:4-6 is a question with two answers. One is hard-pressed to find a verse-by-verse commentary on the Book of Hebrews from a Torah perspective. The opening chapter takes people into the heavenly realm of the angels. This faithful believer, according to Hebrews’ interpretation of the Old Testament text, was taken out of this world by God without experiencing death ( Gen. 5:24 ). God is not called father of the believers (Hebrews 12:7; Hebrews 12:9 are figurative only) and the position of the believer in Christ is Hebrews 6:4 For in the case of those who have once been enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit, (NASB: Lockman). the Greek. Commentary on Hebrews 4:1-10 (Read Hebrews 4:1-10) The privileges we have under the gospel, are greater than any had under the law of Moses, though the same gospel for substance was preached under both Testaments. How to enter God’s rest. Nevertheless, from the perspective of God’s perfect wisdom it is impossible to say on this side of eternity. Hebrews 4:6. There have been in all ages many unprofitable hearers; and unbelief is at the root of all unfruitfulness under the word. Hebrews 4:6 Therefore, since it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly had good news preached to them failed to enter because of disobedience, (NASB: Lockman). Often Hebrews 6:4-6 is misinterpreted to teach that a saved person can be lost after they have been saved. Initial impressions of Hebrews might suggest that the writer is detached from any context. These verses mean exactly what they say. Study the bible online using commentary on Hebrews and more! What happened to them was real, but it was not saving; they were never converted in the first place. 4:6,11. Hebrews 6:4-6. did not go in. Hebrews 4:6-8 New International Version (NIV). A Sabbath-Rest for the People of God - Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it. To teach that a saved person could be lost would mean that you would contradict many clear passages that say the exact opposite. For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame. 5 And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest. d. We may safely say that from a human perspective, they had all appearance of salvation. Those who first heard the Good News of this. Forgiveness, access to His throne, and the promises of His Spirit and that no trial will be greater than we can bear—combined with His declaration that He works in us both to will and to do—assure us that faithfulness can be produced in us when we yield as faithful servants. An EasyEnglish Commentary (2800 word vocabulary) on the Letter to the Hebrews. The very fact that he created, proves that some will go in and rest. And the things that accompany salvation, are better things than ever any dissembler or apostate enjoyed. Hebrews 6:4-6. Israel failed because they did not accept what they heard in faith.Therefore they did not submit in obedience to God.They never came to love Him or to know Him. Hebrews 4:12-16 falls into two parts. In verses 6-8 Paul quotes from Psalm 8:4-6 (see notes) to demonstrate that God had intended for man to have dominion over everything on earth, but lost it. God rested on the seventh day from all his works (of creation). Question: "Does Hebrews 6:4-6 mean we can lose our salvation?" —As a clear inference from the words in Psalm xcv, quoted last verse. At least seven points jump out on us: 1. Hebrews 4:1-2. 4 For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. 6 Therefore since it still remains for some to enter that rest, and since those who formerly had the good news proclaimed to them did not go in because of their disobedience, 7 God again set a certain day, calling it “Today.” This he did when a long time later he spoke through David, as in the passage already quoted: 3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. How can I get to heaven? ... and although the author of Hebrews might have preached the Christian rest from the standpoint of Christ's teachings and ... is still in progress. And Hebrews presents Christ and His service in the heavens as antitype and fulfilment of the Old Testament instructions of service. Hebrews 11:5–6 The emphasis in the Enoch example ( 11:5–6 ) rests even more squarely on the importance of one’s spiritual posture. Because God is faithful, the strength to be faithful is promised to us. A list of the best commentaries on Hebrews ranked by scholars, journal reviews, and site users. But those who do believe (like Joshua and Caleb), will be allowed to go in and rest. www .easyenglish.bible. He quotes passage after passage from the Psalms, ponders the … Continue reading "Commentary on Hebrews 1:1-4" For we also have had the good news proclaimed to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because they did not share the faith of those who obeyed. Hebrews 4:6 - Therefore, since it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly had good news preached to them failed to enter because of disobedience, on StudyLight.org Hebrews 8:6-13 June 2, 2019 [NEW SERIES] For Commentary go to Mark 14:17-25 & Hebrews 8:6-13 International Bible Lesson “For this is the covenant that I will make 1. However, they also make sense on their own, and verse 12 is widely quoted by itself. Commentary on Hebrews 6:9,10 (Read Hebrews 6:9,10) There are things that are never separated from salvation; things that show the person to be in a state of salvation, and which will end in eternal salvation. They hold to a decisional view of salvation and they reduce saving faith to a notional (“mental”) assent that does not include repentance. ν κατάπαυσιν, καταπαύομεν καὶ ἡμεῖς ἀπὸ τῶν ἔργων τῶν ἡμετέρων, καταπαύσας ἀπὸ τῶν ἔργων τῶν εἰς σύστασιν τοῦ κόσμοÏ, σάββατον τὴν ἡμέραν ὠνόμασεν, Since therefore it remains that some should enter into it, and they to whom the good tidings were before preached entered not in because of disobedience, he again defineth a certain day, saying in David, after so long a time, To-day; as it hath been before said, To-day, if ye will hear his voice, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. It is obvious that there are certain lessons in The Epistle to the Hebrews that are found nowhere else in the Bible. Hebrews 4:16. Ian Mackervoy. Based on the quotation from Psalm 94(95):11 (LXX), the writer of Hebrews pointed out that, “for some,” entering God’s rest was still possible and that those (the Israelites in the time of Moses) to whom the good news about doing so was formerly declared had not entered because of their “disobedience.” (4:6; see the Notes section.) Condition and status of the recipients of The Epistle to the Hebrews A free Bible Commentary on the Letter to the Hebrews in Easy English. You can find the best commentary on Hebrews for … Hebrews 4:6 Context. Greek: epei oun apoleipetai tinas eiselthein eis auten, kai oi proteron euaggelisthentes ouk eiselthon di' apeitheian,. Amplified: For it is impossible [to restore and bring again to repentance] those who … Verses 14-16 begin a section that spans all the way … Continue reading "Commentary on Hebrews 4:12-16" נָשׁ נְעוּל לֵהּ, καὶ οἱ πρότερον εὐαγγελισθέντες. It seems strange so few commentaries written from a Torah-perspective have been forthcoming from the pool of Messianic teachers in our time. Every Protestant commentary has trouble with this because, to them, justification and salvation are the same thing, but they are not!Their belief flies in the face of the reality of God's Word. The argument briefly is, God has provided a rest for men and has promised it to them. (4) Those described in Hebrews 6:4-6 are truly converted people, but if it should turn out that they fall away, one must but conclude they were not saved after all. Hebrews differs in some respect with the other epistles of the NT. Read Hebrews commentary using Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete). Hebrews 5:4 And no one takes the honor to himself, but receives it when he is called by God, even as Aaron was. Coffman's Commentary of the New Testament on StudyLight.org. 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