“For ground that drinks the rain which often falls on it and brings forth vegetation useful to those (A) for whose sake it is also tilled, receives a blessing from God; but if it yields thorns and thistles, it is worthless and (B) close to being cursed, and it ends up being burned. Hebrews 6:7-8:

Message “Once people have seen the light, gotten a taste of heaven and been part of the work of the Holy Spirit, once they’ve personally experienced the sheer goodness of God’s Word and the powers breaking in on us—if then they turn their backs on it, washing their hands of the whole thing, well, they can’t start over as if nothing happened. That’s impossible. Why, they’ve re-crucified Jesus! They’ve repudiated him in public! Parched ground that soaks up the rain and then produces an abundance of carrots and corn for its gardener gets God’s “Well done!” But if it produces weeds and thistles, it’s more likely to get cussed out. Fields like that are burned, not harvested.”

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