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Is it hard for those who have fallen away to return to God?


It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age and who have fallen away, to be brought back to repentance. To their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace. Land that drinks in the rain often falling on it and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is farmed receives the blessing of God. But land that produces thorns and thistles is worthless and is in danger of being cursed. In the end it will be burned. Hebrews 6:4-8
            The writer of Hebrews addressed this issue by saying it is hard, calling it impossible, for those who once “believed” and now “fallen away” to return to God because they’ve tasted the goodness and power of God, received it, saw it with their own eyes, then so convinced themselves that God wasn’t enough to sustain them or maybe even that God didn’t exist at all.
            They climbed the top of the mountain then denied there ever was a mountain.  How could anyone ever get that low in their walk with God?  They’ve allowed “thorns and thistles” to overrun their life to the point that there’s no way anyone can produce fruit from the land.  It all needs to be burned up.  Sad.