Excerpt Deep controversy has raged over what the writer is about to say in Hebrews 6.
There are few passages that have stimulated more debate. Over the years, four main interpretations of Hebrews 6 have been suggested:
(1) These verses speak of Jews who had professed Christ but stopped short of true faith. (2) These verses refer to believers who have fallen into sin, and will lose their reward. (3) These verses refer to believers who have slipped back into unbelief, and have lost their salvation. (4) These verses give a hypothetical case, used to demonstrate the foolishness of a panic which insists “hold on” when Christians should instead “go on.”
Richards, Larry, and Lawrence O. Richards. The Teacher’s Commentary. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1987. Print.