In the face of God’s sovereignty and His very real desire that all are saved, the reality that repentance could become impossible for anyone seems contradictory.  And yet, that is exactly what the Hebrews writer states1. Is there really a “point of no return” when repentance becomes impossible for an individual?

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Practically speaking, yes, there is a point where repentance becomes impossible1. While man does have free will to choose, and God will take back anyone that repents, the Hebrews writer makes it clear throughout his letter1,3,6 that an individual can reach a point where repentance becomes impossible. In fact, the Hebrews writer simply illuminates a concept well taught throughout Scripture2,4,5,7,8,9,10,11. It also helps to understand some otherwise challenging things in the Old Testament5,8,11. The “seared conscience”9 and the “hardened heart”4,5 are all manifestations of a “puffed up”2 and “unholy”3 individual that has become so comfortable with sinning2,4,6,7,10,11 that repentance becomes impossible1 for them.

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