Question: I just heard a very famous preacher say that you can't lose your salvation but you can choose to walk away from it. He was using Hebrews 6. What are your thoughts? Can you choose to walk out of God's hand?
I have never thought that Hebrews 6 is specifically about salvation. I believe it is about repentance, which is a re-thinking that results from a recognition of the truth. (Frankly, I have little repentances or “awakenings” pretty regularly.) Evidently, there are some believers who go rather crazy concerning what they once believed and shared in—the riches of their inheritance in Christ. If they go “crazy,” or are having a “crazy episode” that continues to their passing on, I believe they are still secure and rich in Christ (He did the securing and gift-giving anyway) and, therefore, have nothing to lose. Sure, they’re crazy as they cross over from death to life. . .but after that they’re not. What an awakening that will be.
After I’ve crossed over myself, I’ll want to check out some “heavenly crossing” videos in heaven’s video vault(!) of crazy people I’ve known on this earth. Wouldn’t that be great? Imagine it: crazy, hardened, earth-trapped skeptic the moment before death, and then instantly enlightened, stunned and radiant, heavenly member the next. “Whoa! My God!” they might say.
I think I could watch a lot of those.