20If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning.21It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. 22Of them the proverbs are true: "A dog returns to its vomit," and, "A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud."
What does "you are worse off at the end than at the beginning" mean? In the beginning before you escaped the corruption you were doomed to go to hell and it says we are worse off than that now. Why? Because we now know the way of the Lord but turn away from it.
With a screen name of 2 Peter 2:20 I guess I have to get in on this conversation! Combine this scripture with Heb.6:4 and Heb.10:26 and it is very hard to say you can't fall. Heb. 6:4 is not discussing your everyday kind of failure (sin) it is discussing apostasy. I'll try to explain it the best I can.
apostasy31And so I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.
falling away) Total renunciation of the Christian faith by a believer
Start with this definition and head toward Matt. 12:31.
We can see from this passage that there IS a sin that will not be forgiven!
Apostasy is blasphemy against the Spirit! Believing in your heart and confessing with your month and then getting to a point that you renounce the faith completely. From this state you can't return because you have denied the Spirit that lives in you (you have blasphemed the Holy Ghost).
From all other sins you can be restored if you confess and repent but from these you can't return.