Eternal Life: Is salvation eternal?

Published: Monday, September 24, 2012 at 03:03 PM.

*Notice in Romans 8:27-30 all who are called end up being justified and eventually glorified.

*In Hebrews 6:4-6 we are presented with a hypothetical argument to show us the very reason why we cannot lose our salvation.  If you could lose it the author argues then you couldn’t get it back because Christ isn’t going to come and die for us again.  This is why it would be impossible to be renewed to repentance if you could lose it.  Christ died once for all sins, past, present, and future. If you truly are in Christ then you are forgiven and covered by His blood.  When we read v, 9 we clearly see that the author of Hebrews isn’t speaking about real life believers in vs. 4-6, but a hypothetical situation to prove a point.  This is why the author wrote in v.9 that he speaks in this type of language (it’s hypothetical), and the reason he is persuaded of better things towards those whom he writes is because they truly have salvation accompanying them versus those in v.4-6! Verse nine is paramount to understanding v.4-6. 


Ryan Begue is the pastor of First Baptist Church of Esto and he received his Master’s in Theological Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He may be contacted at

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