Hebrews 10:26–39 . print mp3. Audio. Apostates are those who know the truth, who acknowledge it as the truth, but reject it. Hebrews 10:26 is a passage that bothers many Christians so it is important to be clear about what it means and what it doesn't. It happens that the writer is a soldier serving in Afghanistan. Hebrews 10:26 If I Go On Willfully Sinning, There Remains No More Sacrifice For Sin?! They were never saved. facilitated by Warren “Warnings, Followed by Encouragement” In Warren's previous commentary that helped reveal the meaning of 10:19–25, we saw the author's sincere and urgent exhortation that believers not throw their lives away but instead hold firmly to the promises that kept them going. Hebrews 10:26-31 "The Doom of the Apostate" Introduction Hebrews is meant to be a "word of exhortation" (Heb 13:22). For instance, in Hebrews 10:26-27 we read this warning: If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God (Hebrews 10:26-27). Hebrews 10:26 is written to Jews who were on the fence about Jesus. True Christians cannot apostatize. The wrong way to interpret Hebrews 10:26. If you wanted to use this verse to scare people, there are a couple of angles you could take: 1. Several days ago I received an email asking about Hebrews 10:26, the last (and strongest) of the “warning passages” in Hebrews. All jokes aside, Hebrews 10:26 is an oft-abused scripture. Apostates are not "ex-Christians." Hebrews 10:26 For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, (NASB: Lockman) Greek: Ekousios gar amartanonton emon meta to labein ten epignosin tes aletheias, ouketi peri amartion apoleipetai thusia. That is, it is meant to be a letter of encouragement and comfort for true Christian believers. . Considering all these things, it’s possible to argue that Hebrews 10:26-31 doesn’t refer to struggling Christians like yourself at all. Sin wilfully - By total apostasy from God, termed "drawing back," Hebrews 10:38 .After having received the experimental knowledge of the gospel truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins - None but that which we obstinately reject. Hebrews Chapter 10:26-39 More in this series. The passage might be aimed at hardened, bitter people who only seem to be Christians. ... Secondly, in this context, the sin he’s worried about must be that of abandoning the New Covenant and returning to life under the Old Covenant worship practices. Yet, five horrible warnings are given to the apostate:-chapter 2 says they have no escape from punishment “Yet in your case, beloved, we feel sure of better things — things that belong to salvation” (Hebrews 6:9). You could use this verse to present a “balanced” view of God, like this: “He is a God of grace and He is a God of judgment. Wesley's Hebrews 10:26 Bible Commentary 10:26 For when we - Any of us Christians. Here is how he put his question:One of the guys on my team and myself started a Bible study. . It seems that the book of Hebrews warns some who were considering renouncing their faith? I could not think of anyone who was born again & renounced their faith. We are actually talking about salvation. The word “patience” is an interesting word. 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