The Book Of Hebrews Chapter 6:1-6 (10 of 24) by Harley Howard

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Harley Howard

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,

On account of what was previously written concerning
the spiritual condition of the hearers, (dull of
hearing) then we need to make a once for all departure
from the dead works of Judaism and make a full
commitment to salvation through Christ Jesus. Having
abandoned, once for all, the elementary teachings of
the Messiah, let us go on to perfection.

The act of abandoning Judaism was the pre-requisite to
that of going on. As long as these Jews continued to
cling to any vestige of Judaism and the Mosaic law,
they would not move on to salvation through Christ and

This is very true of many today. They are presented
with the life changing message of Christ. They see the
complete and comprehensive nature of salvation
presented in the scriptures. They see others who are
free in Christ, they are encouraged to follow Christ
in salvation and to grow to spiritual maturity, but
their religious bag and baggage, their tradition that
they cling to so tenaciously, their religious friends
and family members adds even more pressure to stay
stagnant, unmoved towards Christ. Little do they
realize that no matter how much truth they may sit
under and hear with their ears, until they leave
FOREVER, the religious bag and baggage and embrace
salvation in Christ, there is no way on the planet
that growth will ever take place. What will take place
is being dull of hearing. The act of abandoning
"whatever" is the pre-requisite to that of going on.
By the way, the word, leaving, is a COMMAND. A refusal
to leave Judaism was SIN. Any refusal to abandon
religious bag and baggage today to come to Christ, is

You might ask, "well, how do I do that?" Paul gives us

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