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Two Related, Horrifying Maxims. Of Falling Away. Of Impossibility.

In the case of those who have once been illumined, have tasted the heavenly gift, have shared in the Holy Spirit, have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away—it is impossible to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt.

—Hebrews 6.4-6

It is impossible to love a second time what we truly stopped loving.

—La Rochefoucauld, Maxim 286

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