Hebrews 6:1 says that if we are to mature in our faith, we must leave behind repentance.
This is in conflict with much of what is taught today by many Bible teachers.
Many believers are taught they need to daily focus on repentance, meaning confessing of sin so they can be forgiven by God, remain holy before God, and so they will not be "out of fellowship with God".
By repentance, they are taught they need to turn from a certain sin and not commit that sin again.
This constant focus on sin keeps believers immature and in bondage to sin because they continually focus on sin and live in fear of being unholy before God and out of fellowship with God.
Joseph was verbally and physically attacked by his brothers.
They treated him without value, selling him as a slave to slave traders.
The slave traders sold him to Potiphar, the captain of the Egyptian Palace Guard.
Potiphar’s wife took notice of Joseph, desiring a sexual encounter with him.
But Joseph refused.
Why did Joseph refuse to have a sexual encounter with Potiphar’s wife?
The reason for Joseph’s refusal is summed up in these words:
“How could I do this sinful evil against God?
"Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load