Apostasy and the Falling Away Passages in Hebrews


Can a person lose their salvation? What does it mean to fall away from the faith? In today’s Seven Minute Seminary, Joshua Bloor explains an Arminian interpretation of these critical passages in the Letter to the Hebrews (Hebrews 2:1; 3:7-4:13; 5:11-6:12; 10:19–39; 12:1–29).

On the possibility of apostasy, see also: 1 John 5; Rev. 2-3. Read Ben Witherington’s lengthy commentary on this possibility here. Scot McKnight deals with the claim that different kinds of people (i.e. not Christians) are in view in the warning passages here.

Several scholars from the Arminian-Wesleyan theological tradition have written excellent commentaries on Hebrews:

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Joshua D. A. Bloor is Adjunct Lecturer in Biblical Studies at Nazarene Theological College in Manchester, England.



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