Text: Hebrews 6:1-12
Private interpretations— Some of the many confusing false teachings from this passage are: 1) This is a Christian who lost his salvation. 2) These are only professing believers who never really got saved. 3) The passage only applies to Jews in the tribulation period. 4) The verses are only hypothetical and purely conjectural. Each of these false interpretations ignores the context of the passage, which is addressed to believers concerning their going on unto perfection, that they all may be presented “perfect in Christ Jesus” (Colossians 1:28). Many have been misled and confused by the false teaching that salvation is the subject of this passage.
Interpretation of scripture— By studying the context of the passage, and by comparing it with other scriptures, we will discover that the subject is not salvation at all, but rather an exhortation by the apostle to Hebrew Christians to grow and serve the Lord that the purpose of God might be fulfilled during their lives on earth.
Keep climbing up— “Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ…” (Hebrews 6:1). The “principles” are the “milk of the word” (1Peter 2:2) called “the first principles” (Hebrews 5:12). The first six principles are
1) “Repentance from dead works,” which is “repentance to salvation not to be repented of…” (2Corinthians 7:10);
2) “faith toward God.” Both repentance and faith are foundational for salvation (Ephesians 2:8; Galatians 3:26; Hebrews 11:6). Abraham believed God, and he imputed it to him for righteousness (Genesis 15:6). Christians have the same righteousness imputed to them (Romans 4:24)!
3) “The doctrine of baptisms.” There are seven different baptisms in the Bible. An understanding of these is basic to the foundation of a Christian. See ‘THE BAPTISM THAT SAVES’ (billpierce.org).
4) “Laying on of hands.” When Paul and Barnabas were sent out on their first missionary journey, the disciples “fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them” (Acts 13:3).
5) The “resurrection of the dead” is a fundamental doctrine of the faith (Acts 24:15).
6) “Eternal judgment.” The doctrine of hell and the lake of fire is a first principle (Matthew 25:41, 46; Revelation 21:8)!
We do not discard and forget about the first principles, but—like climbing up a staircase, we are to go beyond them, to move on and grow past the milk stage (1Peter 2:2) and on to the meat stage of our Christian growth. “Therefore” points back to the previous words (Hebrews 5:12-14): that these Hebrew Christians had fallen short of the growth that was expected of them, and that they were still babies and “unskilful in the word of righteousness” (Hebrews 5:13). All born again believers are commanded: “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby” (1Peter 2:1-2). God does not want his people to remain babies! He wants them to mature and “grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ” (Ephesians 4:15).
Simon Peter wrote to believers that God,
“According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him [Jesus Christ our Lord] that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
“But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ” (2Peter 1:1-11).
Like Peter, Paul exhorts these Hebrew Christians to add to their faith and build good works upon the foundation of Jesus Christ (1Corinthians 3:11-13). God promises rewards and an abundant entrance into the kingdom of Jesus Christ for those who “go on unto perfection” in their lives, adding to their faith “good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10). The man who does not add to his faith will be blind and ignorant and may not even remember that he was saved (2Peter 1:9)!
The exhortation— “…let us go on unto perfection…” (Hebrews 6:1) is the encouragement and subject of this entire passage. This is what all born-again believers will do “if God permit” (Hebrews 6:3). God has predestinated “all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:26) “to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren” (Romans 8:29). The apostle Paul said, “Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:12-14).
To go on unto perfection means to grow up continually into a mature child of God by submitting to God (James 4:7), “…which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure” (Philippians 2:13). Like Paul, the submitted believer can also confidently declare: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13). Only by obeying the Lord’s commandments (1Corinthians 14:37) do we demonstrate that we love him (John 14:15), and only by obedience will we be able, by the grace of God, to grow up and mature into men of understanding (1Corinthians 14:20). Christians who never grow up spiritually are “choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection” (Luke 8:14).
The LORD’S foundation— “…not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God” (Hebrews 6:1). When the apostle Paul preached the gospel, he testified “both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 20:21). The Lord GOD declared: “Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste” (Isaiah 28:16). And the New Testament reveals: “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ” (1Corinthians 3:11): “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).
Eternal life— “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23). It is by the righteousness of Jesus Christ that “the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life” (Romans 5:18). “Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he [Jesus] entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us” (Hebrews 9:12).
Furthermore, it is written: “For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance” (Romans 11:29). This means that God will never repent from “the immutability of his counsel” to “the heirs of promise” (Hebrews 6:17-20). Therefore—with confident expectation, we stand “In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began” (Titus 1:2)! The “foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,” never needs to be laid again!
Jesus declared: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life” (John 5:24). He also said, “…I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?” (John 11:25-26). The Lord Jesus also promises: “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand” (John 10:27-28).
The apostle Paul declared: “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils” (1Timothy 4:1), and Peter warned: “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction” (2Peter 2:1).
Today many false religions teach that men can earn salvation by good works and lose eternal life by doing evil works. Both of these teachings are damnable heresies. The word of God will prevail over all unbelief! “For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged” (Romans 3:3-4).
“Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection… And this will we do, if God permit… For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened… If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance…” (Hebrews 6:1-6).
Written to Hebrew believers—For many reasons, we know that this passage is addressed to genuine justified believers: Paul includes himself in the group to which he is writing, using the words “us” (Hebrews 6:1) and “we” (Hebrews 6:3). This group has been “enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift” (Hebrews 6:4). They “have tasted the good word of God” (Hebrews 6:5). They have tasted “the powers of the world to come” (Hebrews 6:5), which is only revealed by the Holy Ghost (1Corinthians 2:9-12) to those who have received Jesus Christ (John 7:38-39).
To taste is to experience. For example, born-again babes in Christ “have tasted that the Lord is gracious” (1Peter 2:2-3). The Lord Jesus “tasted death for every man” (Hebrews 2:9). They “were made partakers of the Holy Ghost” (Hebrews 6:4; 1Corinthians 10:17). They are “fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel” (Ephesians 3:6); partakers of grace (Philippians 1:7); God has “made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son” (Colossians 1:12-13); they are “holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling…” (Hebrews 3:1).
Carnal believers— These are believers who are content to remain babes in Christ, who refuse to add to their faith (2Peter 1:5-11). They are carnal believers who may reach the point when God’s longsuffering with regard to their spiritual growth will come to an end, at which time God will no longer allow them to “go on unto perfection” (Hebrews 6:1). They will remain immature baby Christians all of their lives.
Some of them refuse to believe the first principles (eternal hell or eternal salvation). These believing people are destined to be spiritually retarded all of their lives, never growing up in the things of God. They will be miserable and without victory in their lives and constantly under the chastening hand of God. And, although they cannot lose their salvation, they will lose their fellowship with the Lord in this life on earth (1John 1:6-7), and they will lose rewards at “the judgment seat of Christ” (Romans 14:10; 2Corinthians 5:10).
Paul brought his body under subjection so that he would not become a “castaway” (1Corinthians 9:27). Paul did not want God to take him out of service and put him on the shelf. Paul did not want the Lord to prevent him from going on unto perfection, from finishing his course. At the end of his life, Paul could declare: “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing” (2Timothy 4:7-8).
THE EXAMPLE OF ISRAEL
The scriptures give us several examples of this principle (1Corinthians 10:11). God had a plan of perfection for the children of Israel when he brought them out of Egypt under the leadership of Moses. The account of the exodus, the wandering in the wilderness, and the taking of the promised land is an example of the redemption which God has provided for all men through the Lord Jesus Christ. They were redeemed by the blood of the lamb (Exodus 12:13; Ephesians 1:7). They “were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea” (1Corinthians 10:2; Acts 8:35-38). God’s goal for the children of Israel on this earth was to give them victory in the land of Canaan, but the people refused to believe God. As a result, God would not permit them to go into the promised land! He would not permit them “to go on unto perfection” (Hebrews 6:1).
God told them his plan— “And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey” (Exodus 3:17). Likewise, the Lord has given us his plan for us: “…I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).
God promised to give them the land— “And the LORD said unto Moses, Depart, and go up hence, thou and the people which thou hast brought up out of the land of Egypt, unto the land which I sware unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, Unto thy seed will I give it: And I will send an angel before thee; and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite” (Exodus 33:1-2). Likewise, the Lord promises us victory (1Corinthians 15:57) because he has gone before us (Hebrews 6:18-20)!
They rebelled against God in unbelief— When the spies, who had been sent into the promised land to spy it out, returned, they brought an evil report which caused the people to turn aside from the commandment of the Lord (Numbers 13:31-33). Likewise, some members of the body of Christ give an evil report, saying, ‘It’s too hard to live for the Lord!’ Whoever says that is trusting in their own strength and not in the promises of God. The faithful believer knows that he can do nothing without Jesus Christ (John 15:5). Nevertheless, he can faithfully declare: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13)!
God cursed the people— God’s longsuffering toward these people came to an end. He told them that all of the complainers and murmurers would be forced to wander in the wilderness for forty years until they were dead! Only their children and those who had not complained would be allowed to enter into the promised land (Numbers 14:28-35). Not only that but the spies who had brought the evil report were killed by a plague (Numbers 14:36-38).
The people tried to find repentance— When the people heard the curse, they confessed their sin and presumed to go up to take the land, but Moses warned them that the Lord was not with them. They went to battle against the Amalekites anyway, and the Amalekites won the battle (Numbers 14:39-45)! They had murmured one time too many, and God had put them aside. Now, it was impossible “to renew them again unto repentance” (Hebrews 6:6). God would not permit them to “go on unto perfection” (Hebrews 6:1). It was too late for them to hope that God would repent (change his mind) about letting them go into the promised land (John 15:5).
Believers can never lose salvation— God would not allow them to enter into the promised land—a picture of the abundant, victorious, and fruitful life of faithful believers. Nevertheless, they remained saved by his grace through faith. They, like Christians today, were not saved by works of righteousness, neither did they lose their salvation by bad works. Those who had faith in God had been given God’s righteousness (Hebrews 11:7; Isaiah 54:17), even “the righteousness which is of God by faith” (Philippians 3:9). Even after Israel’s rebellion, we read how the Lord saw his own imputed righteousness in Israel when he looked upon them (Micah 6:5; Numbers 23:19-23). Even those who rebelled and failed to go on unto perfection received “Even the righteousness of God which is by faith…” (Romans 3:22).
The father of us all— To justify means ‘to pardon and clear from guilt; to absolve or acquit from guilt and merited punishment, and to accept as righteous on account of the merits of the Savior, or by the application of Christ’s atonement to the offender’ (Noah Webster, 1828).
God’s word declares that justification “is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all” (Romans 4:16). Abraham “believed in the LORD; and he counted [imputed] it to him for righteousness” (Genesis 15:6). The words of Romans chapter four were not written for Abraham’s sake alone—that righteousness was imputed to him; “But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification” (Romans 4:8-25).
THE EXAMPLE OF MOSES
Water from the ROCK— The rock in the wilderness from which came water for the children of Israel was a type [representation] of Christ. The scripture declares that Israel “did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ” (1Corinthians 10:4).
Picture of crucifixion— The first time water came from the “rock,” the LORD commanded Moses: “Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel” (Exodus 17:6).
This was a similitude of the smiting and lifting up of Jesus Christ upon the cross where he was crucified “for our sins” (1Corinthians 15:3-4)! Having been lifted up on the cross, the Lord Jesus is now drawing all men to himself (John 12:32). By his righteousness, “the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life” (Romans 5:18). As “the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe” (1Timothy 4:10; Titus 2:11), his will is for “all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth” (1Timothy 2:4). Jesus Christ “died for all” (2Corinthians 5:14-15)! Therefore God “now commandeth all men every where to repent” (Acts 17:30) because he is “not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2Peter 3:9)!
Picture of prayer— The second time water came from the rock, the LORD commanded Moses: “Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink” (Numbers 20:8).
After the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ, each and every sinner is promised, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:9-13).
Disobedience of Moses— “And Moses took the rod from before the LORD, as he commanded him. And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock? And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also. And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them” (Numbers 20:8-12).
Repentance impossible—Sometime after Moses smote the rock twice, he begged the LORD, saying, “I pray thee, let me go over, and see the good land that is beyond Jordan, that goodly mountain, and Lebanon” (Deuteronomy 3:23-29). But the LORD would not repent and allow Moses to bring the congregation into the promised land. It was now impossible to renew Moses again unto repentance; seeing (in type), “he crucified the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame” (Hebrews 6:4-6)! Because of his sin, Moses could not “go on unto perfection” (Hebrews 6:1): he could not finish his course (2Timothy 4:7).
After showing Moses the promised land from the mountain of Nebo, Moses died in the land of Moab, and the LORD buried him in a valley in the land of Moab (Deuteronomy 34:1-6). Moses did not lose his salvation. More than fourteen hundred and eighty years later, on a high mountain apart, Moses and Elias appeared with the glorified Lord Jesus to Peter, James, and John (Matthew 17:1-13).
THE EXAMPLE OF ESAU
No place of repentance—After Esau had sold his birthright to Jacob, and Jacob had received the blessing of the firstborn from Isaac through deceit, then Esau went to his father Isaac begging him to repent (change his mind) and give the birthright to him. But it was too late! In the New Testament, Esau is called a fornicator and a profane person, “who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears” (Hebrews 12:16-17). It was not his own but his father Isaac’s repentance that Esau was seeking (Genesis 27:30-40).
Believers have a sure hope— God’s justification “is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all” (Romans 4:16). The closing words of Hebrews chapter six confirm that the apostle Paul is addressing born-again Hebrew believers who have been “accepted in the beloved” (Ephesians 1:6). For he says, “But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak” (Hebrews 6:9). He goes on to mention their “work and labour of love… which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister” (Hebrews 6:10).
God has shown “the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel” by confirming his word “by an oath: That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec” (Hebrews 6:9-20).
Believers may inherit promises— These Hebrew believers are exhorted to be diligent, to be “not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises” (Hebrews 6:11-12). God promises rewards to “all that will live godly in Christ Jesus [who] shall suffer persecution” (2Timothy 3:12). The Lord Jesus told his disciples: “Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you” (Matthew 5:10-12).
All believers are the “heirs of God” (Romans 8:17) because we “are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:26). We may also receive the reward to be “joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together” (Romans 8:17).
Believers will receive earned rewards— The scripture says that “every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour” (1Corinthians 3:8, 14). The Lord Jesus Christ will “give every man according as his work shall be” (Revelation 22:12; Revelation 11:18). Moses chose “rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward” (Hebrews 11:25-26).
Believers are exhorted: “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ” (Colossians 3:23-24). Believers are warned: “Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward” (2John 1:8). “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences” (2Corinthians 5:10-11).
The tragic condemnation of the unbelieving— In this Hebrews chapter six, believers are warned that sin can prevent them from finishing their God-ordained course and that they can pass a point in their lives beyond which God will not allow them to go on unto perfection! Born-again believers will therefore lose rewards, but they can never lose eternal life! But the “unbelieving” (Revelation 21:8), in great contrast, are “dead in trespasses and sins” (Ephesians 2:1). They are “condemned already” (John 3:18) and “shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power” (2Thessalonians 1:9).
God has declared to the unbelieving, who refuse his counsel, and die and lift up their eyes in the torment of hell: “I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil” (Proverbs 1:24-33).
Hope for all the unbelieving— Jesus preached to Israel, “repent ye, and believe the gospel” (Mark 1:15). Now, because of God’s rich mercy and great love for us (Ephesians 2:4-9) and because he is “not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2Peter 3:9), God is now commanding all unbelievers “every where to repent” (Acts 17:30) and to “believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ” (1John 3:23). The Spirit of God is now calling all the unbelieving by “the word of the truth of the gospel” (Colossians 1:5; Acts 15:7). “And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you” (1Peter 1:25; Ephesians 1:13-14): “how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures” (1Corinthians 15:3-4).
Repent and believe today!— God promises every sinner: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9). “We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)” (2Corinthians 6:1-2). You “know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away” (James 4:14). Tomorrow may be too late!
“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31).