Well good morning everyone my name is Justin Morris for those of you who don't know me and the youth pastor here at Sturgeon Valley Baptist Church, I want to thank you for joining us this morning , in person and online. It’s nice to be here in person this week and see some of your faces. Today I’m talking about Hebrews chapter 6 and when Tom first told me that I was preaching on chapter 6 in an email, I snort laughed because I thought he was joking.
If you haven’t read it, Hebrews chapter 6 among the most theologically controversial passages in the Bible. It’s alarming at first read, and seems in conflict with most theological frameworks. So it requires some explaining. People just don't agree on what it means and the implications of it are different depending on how you interpret it. I've wrestled with it for many years in my life, and I’ve learned that depending on the theological framework that you read this passage with, you will come to a different conclusion.
But I absolutely love studying the scriptures, hearing different views, and wrestling with stuff like this, so I apologize advance that today I’m going to geek out a bit and go pretty heavy Bible nerd, and less application. Truth be told, because I am still wrestling with it. Though, I’m pretty sure I’m the only one who has it really figured out. (Ha-ha) I’m going to share my hypothesis with you on this passage, but I am alone in this. I couldn’t find any other pastors or theologians with my viewpoint. Which typically means that I would be in the wrong, but I really think it makes the most sense, without having to do any theological gymnastics. So basically this sermon should be titled “2000 years of theologians have got it all wrong, but I’ve got it all figured out.”