Bible: Hebrews 5:11-6:8
The Need to Move on to Maturity
5:11 On this topic we have much to say 1 and it is difficult to explain, since you have become sluggish 2 in hearing. 5:12 For though you should in fact be teachers by this time, 3 you need someone to teach you the beginning elements of God’s utterances. 4 You have gone back to needing 5 milk, not 6 solid food. 5:13 For everyone who lives on milk is inexperienced in the message of righteousness, because he is an infant. 5:14 But solid food is for the mature, whose perceptions are trained by practice to discern both good and evil.
6:1 Therefore we must progress beyond 7 the elementary 8 instructions about Christ 9 and move on 10 to maturity, not laying this foundation again: repentance from dead works and faith in God, 6:2 teaching about baptisms, laying on of hands, resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. 6:3 And this is what we intend to do, 11 if God permits. 6:4 For it is impossible in the case of those who have once been enlightened, tasted the heavenly gift, become partakers of the Holy Spirit, 6:5 tasted the good word of God and the miracles of the coming age, 6:6 and then have committed apostasy, 12 to renew them again to repentance, since 13 they are crucifying the Son of God for themselves all over again 14 and holding him up to contempt. 6:7 For the ground that has soaked up the rain that frequently falls on 15 it and yields useful vegetation for those who tend it receives a blessing from God. 6:8 But if it produces thorns and thistles, it is useless and about to be cursed; 16 its fate is to be burned.