"For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame." (Heb. 6: 4-6)
Who Are They?
1. Once for all enlightened
2. Tasters of the heavenly gift
3. Made partakers of the Holy Spirit
4. Tasters of the good word of God
5. Tasters of the powers of the world to come
6. Renewed unto repentance
According to some Calvinists, these descriptions are of unregenerate people. That is shocking hermeneutics indeed!
"Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me." (Acts 26:17-18)
Who Are They?
1. Eyes closed
2. Turned to darkness and away from light
3. Turned to Satan and away from God
4. Unforgiven of sins
5. No inheritance among the sanctified
According to some Hyper Calvinists, such as the Hardshell Baptists, these descriptions are of regenerated people! That is also shocking hermeneutics indeed!