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Paul Kretzmann wrote a popular Biblical commentary from a Lutheran perspective. Regarding Hebrews 6, he wrote, "the behavior here described is the sin against the Holy Ghost." Regarding the sin against the Holy Ghost (spoken of in Matthew 12, Mark 3, and Luke 12), he writes: The sin is committed, not against the person, but against the work of the Holy ...


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I'm a Lutheran pastor, so I'll answer from that perspective. I see Hebrews 6 as a warning and admonition. In the previous chapter, the author calls his readers "dull of hearing" and says that they ought to already know more than they do. Then, in chapter 6 he says it's impossible for those who have fallen away to be restored. Yet, in verse 9, he tempers ...


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I also was baptized and confirmed lutheran and was a lutheran youth pastor/leader for 5 years. They never taught the assurance of your salvation. In fact it was taught out of the pulpit, that you couldn't really know for sure. The scripture in Hebrews is talking to the Hebrews, and its talking about the Jews falling away like they did in the wilderness by ...


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Pretty simply, actually. His pre-existence (yesterday) is explained as a special case: Unlike any other human, Jesus lived in heaven as a spirit person before he was born on earth. (John 8:23) He was God’s first creation, and he helped in the creation of all other things. He is the only one created directly by Jehovah and is therefore appropriately ...



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