8: Going on to Perfection (Heb -6:8)
passage, which centered on Jesus on as the High Priest, ended with the note
that Jesus was called by God as High Priest according to the order of
Melchizedek. In this lesson, we see that as the author mentions
Melchizedek, his attention is diverted to the readers’ dullness of hearing and
spiritual immaturity. He goes even further to warn about the impossibility of
bringing back believers who fall away.
“Therefore, leaving the discussion
of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection…” (6:1).
to this passage, what characterize spiritual infancy?
1b. What characterize spiritual maturity?
the following terms:
principles of the oracles of God
and solid food
3a. What distinguishes the babes and the mature in terms of how
they respond to God’s word?
3b. How can we have “our senses exercised” instead of being
does the author mean by “the elementary principles of Christ” and “foundation”
(6:1)? List these “elementary principles” and explain why they are so called.
does the exhortation to leave the elementary principles of Christ apply to you?
is the teaching of verse 3?
7a. What impossibility is discussed here?
7b. What kind of people are verses 4 and 5 describing?
the condition of falling away (Use verses 7-8 to help you).
8b. What does it mean to “crucify again for themselves the Son
of God, and put Him to an open shame” (6)?
8c. What is the end for those who fall