. The National Association of Evangelicals in 1946 named Templeton one of the “best used of God.” So what happened? He knew the Lord intimately. They reject that Christ mediated a new covenant that totally replaces the old covenant, and that He ratified its excellence by His atoning death (Heb 8:6-13; Heb 9:11-28). Susan had a beautiful voice and sang specials in the church. “You sound like you really care about him,” I said. It is difficult not only because of the subject, but also because some of it is difficult to interpret. FOLLOWING MAY HAVE SOME REPETITION. Your temptations will not be against you; your bad temper will not be against, Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by the way which He dedicated, a new and living way, through the veil, that is to say, His flesh: and having a great Priest over the house of God; let us draw near with a true heart, in fulness of faith.'--Heb. - Just for "fun" take a moment to review the following list of 20 reasons not to commit sins (hamartano)…, 1. from the faith in Christ as Savior. Mountains and islands move out of their places. - What do I mean by prototype? Simply put, they can't habitually, willfully, deliberately, continually sin because God's holy "seed abides in (them)… because (they are) born of God." Why not? Spurgeon on no longer remains a sacrifice - How can there be? Such persons, regardless of their outward appearance which might otherwise suggest they were believers never actually believed in Christ. If you wanted to use this verse to scare people, there are a couple of angles you could take: 1. None knows the pangs of conviction Hebrews 10:26 says that a person who sins willfully cannot be brought back to salvation. 365 Days with C.H. yes. . We must confess the guilt as well as the fact of sin. 2. TEXT: HEB. 12:10.) . . Willing to do it without being pressured or forced. And as they see the multitudes going down to the pit, oh let them remember that the highest glory of life in the Holiest is, even as it is of Him who opened it with His blood and sits on the throne, to go out and bring others in. So yet ye minister was obliged to desist-ye shrieks and cries were piercing and amazing… ". x. Don't sweep sin under the rug. The God of both Testaments is the same God, who is rich in mercy and love towards all who repent of their sins and trust in Christ. No Small Deviations in God's Economy! 55:58. They remained stubborn and defiant, self-satisfied with an outward form of religion; playing Christian we might say, without knowing the peril before them. In context these are those men and women who have heard the good news clearly presented but who have clearly rejected that news and now are in effect enemies of the Most High God. That he has exhausted the virtue of the one sacrifice, is not said: but in proportion to his willing rejection of it, has ceased to operate for him. For the people the author is talking about, however, nothing of the kind is possible. Psalm 32:3-5 (David when he sinned with Bathsheba) When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away through my groaning all day long. This entire line of thinking makes no sense to me. That is a false teaching which goes against a flood of Bible passages that teach eternal security (read Jesus' promise in Jn 10:27-29, etc). I acknowledged my sin to Thee, and my iniquity I did not hide; I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD"; and Thou didst forgive the guilt of my sin. Though he used the text in Deuteronomy as his base, Edwards had to have considered our text in this sermon. Their judgment had been convinced, through the mind their desire and will had been affected and wrought upon; and yet, the heart, the whole inner life, had never been truly regenerate, had never received that eternal life, which cannot be taken away. The only other NT use of hekousios is in a positive context where Peter exhorts the elders to…, shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness (1Pe 5:2-note). My sin may influence others to sin. It will affect your family, your home, your spiritual inheritance, and your purpose in life. They will not escape. Yet most people today have never heard of John Gill. It was though a black blanket had been draped over me. Alas! He is the better sacrifice (Heb 9:23). DEEPLY as our feelings may be moved on a day such as this, deeply as our hearts may be affected with a sense of sin, and at the same time filled with thankfulness for the mercy from on high, that planned to save us by God not sparing His own Son, we can only be sure of having found the right and true use of the day, when we bring our thoughts and feelings to the test of Scripture. For some three years he lived with Truth incarnate and Life incarnate, yet turned his back on the One who is truth and life. (cp Jesus' teaching of "degrees" of punishment proportional to the amount of light - Mt 11:21, 22, 23, 24). (3) The third charge was that the apostates had “insulted the Spirit of grace.” (This is the only time this phrase is applied to the Holy Spirit; but see Zech. I adore him!” . And together they toured the US and Europe (photo below is before their European trip). In other words when one knows the truth about Jesus and rejects Jesus, the "time is up!" Hebrews x. This description is not referring to "sins of ignorance" (Heb 9:7) or weakness, but to those that are planned out, determined, done with forethought (cp Paul's command in Ro 13:14-note to "make no provision [pronoia] for the flesh in regard to its lusts."). Willfully (1596) (hekousios from hekousios = voluntary) means willing to do something without being forced or pressured. Seeming contradictions and problems with interpretation defied intellectual solutions, or so I thought. So either way, we can do without you” (Spurgeon's Expository Encyclopedia [Baker], 10:149; slightly edited). W A Criswell adds that to "Sin willfully" is similar to the rebellion against God that is described in the O.T. No answer can be given; no one on earth can draw the line between what is and what is not wilful sin. Or the reckless choices of Samson? His voice, which at times had displayed such a sharp and insistent edge, now took on a melancholy and reflective tone. . (1Sa 28:19, 20), Belshazzar the king upon defiling the Lord's holy vessels suddenly saw a hand appear with handwriting on the palace wall and…, Then the king's face grew pale, and his thoughts alarmed him; and his hip joints went slack, and his knees began knocking together… 30 That same night Belshazzar the Chaldean king was slain. Or, it could mean viewing the death of Jesus as a common death. God's "burning anger" is frequently pictured in the Old Testament and here are a few examples - 250 men who rebelled w/ Korah = Nu 16:35; Against Judah = Jer 4:4; Nineveh = Na 1:5, 6; Zeph 1:18 (the fire of His jealousy); Zeph 3:8; Mal 4:1; Ps 79:5. (4) The correct explanation, as I understand it, is that the passage is warning those who have made a profession of faith and have associated themselves with the church, of the danger of God’s eternal judgment if they turn back to Judaism. The author has just shown how that Jesus is greater than Moses (Heb. It is a process, a deliberate process, on the part of one who is not satisfied with the revelation of God in Christ and the effectiveness of the redemptive work of Christ. Believers who commit such willful sins, will return to the Lord, for they are under too great a conviction to stay away permanently. He doesn't believe anything is good nor bad in itself." O God what have I done to suffer so much? Or in another crafty move, the flesh leads us to write ourselves a note that says something like "I will bury the hatchet but make a map of where I have it buried!" The Power Of Sin - I was having lunch with a pastor-friend when the discussion sadly turned to a mutual friend in ministry who had failed morally. On today's episode of ask Theocast, I'm going to be seeking to answer a question from one of our listeners, Zach, who asks about Hebrews chapter 10, verse 26, which says this: "If we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins." God haters include depraved men like Voltaire who said of Christ the frightening words "Curse the wretch!… In twenty years Christianity will be no more. You may put your head in and out a great many times; but one of these days it will be a costly venture. Just these words send shivers down our spine! Sin will leave you so lost, you think you’ll never find your way After layering one truth on top of another in explaining the supremacy of Jesus Christ in his person and sufficiency in his redemptive work, our writer gives a series of summarizing applications. Come, then, first of all to THE READING, MARKING, AND LEARNING OF IT; and you will observe that in it there are three things very clearly stated. The opposite of these would be to withdraw from the Christian gatherings, to stop doing public expressions of faith, and to give up commitment to Christ and hope in him. "Every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins; but this man," or priest--for the word "man" is not in the original "after he had offered one sacrifice for sins," had finished his work, and for ever, he "sat down." This is a part of the description which God himself gave to Moses, of His own nature and attributes. (Hebrews Commentary online). Sin makes light of the Cross, upon which Christ died for the very purpose of taking away my sin. ", Another eyewitness recorded in his diary, "There was a great moaning and crying out through ye whole House-"What Shall I do to be saved"-"Oh I am going to Hell"-"Oh what shall I do for Christ" etc. Saved persons still commit sins (and as noted above, sadly even do so deliberately) but sinning is not their continual practice once they are born again by the Holy Spirit. 90+ Healing Bible Scriptures and Soaking Music - Duration: 4:00:00. The Epistle of Hebrews was written to a group of at-risk Jewish Christians who were tempted to turn away from Christ because of severe persecution. In Heb 10:28, the author states what every Jew knew well: If a person brazenly defied the Law of Moses, he or she was to be stoned to death on the evidence of two or three witnesses (Deut. All Rights Reserved. Though neighboring villages had tasted of the goodness of God in spiritual awakening, they had not. 37FOR YET IN A VERY LITTLE WHILE,         HE WHO IS COMING WILL COME, AND WILL NOT DELAY. He said that it’s better to pluck out your eye or cut off your hand than for your whole body to go to hell (Mt 5:29, 30). Hebrews 10:26-31 "Satan's Greatest Lie" - Duration: 55:58. Many came to a saving knowledge of Christ that day. For the Levitical sacrifices are abolished. Comment by J Vernon McGee - This is a great proverb. He described hell as a place of outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth (Mt 8:12; 24:5 1). A kind, generous man offers to take this man to the hospital, pay all of his bills, and then to bequeath on him all that he would ever need in life. "Every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins; but this man," or priest--for the word "man" is not in the original "after he had offered one sacrifice for sins," had finished his work, and for ever, he "sat down." Here are a few examples to ponder…. One Easter sunrise he preached to 50,000 in the Rose Bowl. We can only tremble at the thought of the judgment awaiting them and take care that we stay far away from the slope that leads down into that pit. (2) A second view is that the author is talking about genuine believers who renounce the faith, but the punishment he describes is not hell, but some awful temporal judgment (Zane Hodges, The Bible Knowledge Commentary, ed. Selah. While we are not longer under law but under grace (Ro 6:14), grace is not license to sin. God help us to believe them with our whole heart, and to exhort one another, if so be we may save some, snatching them out of the fire! . In the will of God we have the union of His Wisdom and Power. DIRECTION NOT PERFECTION. 15 Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death. He desired a clear understanding of the character of that Great Being, under whose guidance he was commissioned to lead the people of Israel into the promised land. Twenty-Eighth Day. You see the superiority of Christ's sacrifice rests in this, that the priest offered continually, and after he had slaughtered, I have been turning this text over, and over, and over in my mind, and praying about it, and looking into it, and seeking illumination from the Holy Spirit; but I was a long time before I could be clear about its exact meaning. Do it and you begin to die. 36For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised. Remains (620) (apoleipo from apo = from + leipo = lack, leave, forsake) means literally to leave behind. The last verse of our text provided the basis for Edwards' title,"It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God." Also, our text is in the New Testament, and its very argument is that judgment will be more severe for rejecting the Son of God than it was for the one in the Old Testament who disregarded the Law. Of the five warnings given in Hebrews, the one in this passage is by far the most serious and sobering. The author is saying that to make such a choice is to trample on the Son of God and to treat His shed blood as worthless. (a) John Owen (An Exposition of Hebrews [The National Foundation for Christian Education], 4:545) argues that it does not refer to the apostate, but to Christ Himself, “who was sanctified and dedicated unto God to be an eternal high priest, by the blood of the covenant which he offered unto God….” This is possible grammatically, although it seems to force into the context something that is specifically taught in John 17:19, but only alluded to in Hebrews (Hebrews 2:10; 5:7, 9; 9:11, 12). 14). (Is 26:11). Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God was no delicate, entertaining sermon, but a striking exaltation of God in his righteousness and exposing of man in his sinfulness. 6:12-17) describes the terror of God’s judgment as it overtakes kings and commanders, the rich and the poor. This neglect of Christian fellowship is at once the indication of that indifference which is so dangerous, and the cause of further backsliding. There are several ways that those who take this view explain the phrase. (The Peril of Playing Christian) (Bolding added). As we had in Hebrews 10:26. mention of those who were once enlightened, and tasted the heavenly gift and the good word of God, and who yet fell away, so here he speaks of those who, after having received the knowledge of the truth, yet sin wilfully. NET Bible note adds that "The expression ("a high hand") means that someone would do something with deliberate defiance, with an arrogance in spite of what the LORD said. They knew the truth fully, but have deliberately renounced what they once embraced. 15.--"For He saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion." Twenty-Sixth Day. his transgressions will not prosper (Be profitable, succeed. I HAVE, in several Discourses, shewn you, from plain and uncontestible Passages of the New Testament, what those Terms and Conditions are, upon which Almighty God will finally pardon, accept, and justify, those professed Christians, who have been, in any Sense, or any Degree, …Benjamin Hoadly—Several Discourses Concerning the Terms of Acceptance with God, "By one offering He hath perfected forever them that are sanctified" (Heb. Service Orientation: Jesus is our only hope of salvation. Under terrors of conscience, men have little rest by night, for the grim thoughts of the day dog them to their chambers and haunt their dreams, or else they lie awake in a cold sweat of dread. It is a doctrine with great practical ramifications. A sermon on Hebrews 10:26-31 (Outline taken from Sermon Central contributor Doug Lyon from his sermon called "Worse Than Death") HoHum: We have all been around people who could change their moods at the flip of a switch. 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