The writer of Hebrews had spoken strong words against his readers. First, he said, You’ve been Christians long enough to be teachers, but you still need instruction in the ABCs. They should have been able to pass on their basic understanding of the Christian message to others. Instead, they needed a good review of the elementary matters themselves. Not only had they failed to move forward in their understanding; they had lost their grasp of the elementary truths of God’s word. There is a truth that I have learned over the years – if you are not progressing spiritually, you are digressing. There is no coasting in this spiritual journey!