An accurate interpretation of Hebrews 6:4 - 6:6 can only be made in the light of the Bible's & Paul's teaching that salvation is an irresistible, irrevocable, act of God's Sovereign Will. It is grounded solely upon God's choice, not man's actions.
Often overlooked by those rendering an interpretation of Hebrews 6:4 - 6:6, is,
- - "But even if we speak like this, dear friends, we feel sure about you. We know that you have the better blessings that belong to your salvation."
Since the popular interpretation of this verse group is that salvation can be lost, Paul would not be able to truthfully make this statement. Therefore, considering all the biblical contradictions this interpretation causes, it is readily obvious that it is not a scripturally sound interpretation.
The only accurate, & sensible, interpretation of Hebrews 6:4 thru 6:6 is based upon Paul's overall salvation teaching and his conviction stated in Heb 6:9. In 6:4 thru 6:6, he presents a philosophical argument which in effect makes Jesus' sacrifice merely an act of limited atonement. Paul, knowing full well that salvation is the act of a Sovereign God and the sufficiency of Jesus' sacrifice, is detailing why it is impossible for the truly saved individual to lose their salvation. The thrust of his argument is that the true believer is eternally secure in their salvation because if it were possible to lose salvation, it could never be regained. This is why Paul can confidently make his statement of assurance in heb 6:9.