Question: Would one who has fallen away in the sense spoken of Heb 6:6 care? How does one know if the Spirit is convicting them? If a person does repent, will God reject them?
Answer: No I don’t think a person that has fell away from Christ in the sense that Heb 6:6 speaks of would have any care for their soul at all. That would laugh and scoff and call good evil just like the Pharisees did they they said “this fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils” (Mat 12:24).
The only reason a person would have any concern for there soul is because God is drawing them to himself. If a person had committed sin that God would refuse to pardon God would never draw them to salvation and then refuse them.
I see Heb 6:6 the same as the “sin unto death” which we are told “I do not say that he shall pray for it” (1Jn 5:16), and the same as the “blasphemy against the Holy Spirit” which “shall not be forgiven unto men” (Mat 12:31).
This is not an act which God refuses to forgive but it is a state that people can get into where they have seared their hearts so much where the Spirit of God can no longer draw them. If they are so hardened that the Spirit can’t draw them then there is no chance of salvation.
The Pharisees scoffed at Jesus when he did a notable miracle of healing the blind and dumb. They were so blinded and their hearts so seared they could be in the presents of God incarnate, saw him heal a blind and dumb man and laugh and say he is of the devil. No wonder Jesus said they were in a state where there was no forgiveness.
The teaching that you can commit a sin where you want to be saved but God refuses to save you is false doctrine and is responsible for sending people to hell. I would rather stand before God on the last day and be responsible for telling people that couldn’t get saved that they could get saved then to have told people that could get saved that they couldn’t.
Some professing Christians get a hold of teachings and it seems they never have sat down and thought things through. It seems they have not asked themselves “what will be the effect on people I teach this to if I am wrong?” Or “what will God say to me on the last day if this teaching is wrong?”
If people would only think some of these things through we would not have all these unbiblical teachings like Calvinism, Eternal Security, and non-repentance apostate. Oh how people will be cursing Calvinist and Eternal Security teachers in hell for all eternity.
And oh the blood that will be on these teachers hands for telling people that there was nothing they could do to get saved but wait for God to move on them (hyper-Calvinism) or that if they had a moment of faith when they were six years old they can never be lost (Eternal Security). May God have mercy on all these the teachers of these unbiblical teachings.
You know the Spirit is convicting you if you feel any concern for your soul at all. Those that feel a concern for their soul should seek God and make steps toward him. Put off all sinning they can, start reading the Bible and praying for mercy, contact all the spiritual people they know and ask them to pray for them. Give up their smoking, drinking, drugging, running around, porn, lying, swearing, ungodly music, television, radio, internet and what ever else is causing them to sin. Get serious, plead for mercy, cry out for help, don’t give up.
Then God will be moved on this throne and he will do a salvation work!
Jn 1:9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
Jn 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
Mat 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
Rom 3:11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
Tit 2:11-12 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;