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crucifying Christ; in forsaking Christ and returning to Judaism he would be rejecting the Son of God a second time and crucifying Him afresh (v.6).
(d) An encouragement (vv.9-20). Though he thus warns them the writer is confident that the believers will not fall away from the faith (v.9). They have been earnest in the performance of good works (v.10); he desires that they display the same earnestness in the attainment of the hope of their spiritual inheritance (v.11). In this they are to be followers of those, who through faith and patience attained to the realization of their hope,--for example, Abraham (vv.12, 13). The Christian's hope is a sure one; it is an anchor of the soul, holding him fast in a heavenly harbor (19,20).
It is a sure hope for it is founded on two unchangeable things: God's promise and God's oath (vv.13-18).
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