We Are Confident of Better Things

For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.

But, beloved, we are confident of better things concerning you, yes, things that accompany salvation, though we speak in this manner. – Hebrews 6:4-6, 9, NKJV.

Why is it seemingly impossible for those who deliberately turn their backs on God to be renewed again to repentance?

What are some of the things that could cause those who “have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come” to leave them for lesser things?

How do they crucify again for themselves the Son of God and put Him to an open shame?

Who does the writer refer to as “beloved”?

Does the confidence of “better things concerning you” present a hope of salvation?  If so, for whom?

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