Hebrews Nov 10, 2019 12:50:34 GMT -5
Post by fearnot on Nov 10, 2019 12:50:34 GMT -5
Hebrews 10: 26-31
This is a good verse for those who falsely say once a person is saved they either must never sin again or cannot ( are not even able to) sin again....
I suppose if you were an extremely careless reader
( like I am sometimes when I forget and still speed read.....
but very very seldom with scripture anymore....
but it still does happen from time to time, when I discover I zoomed right over a word)
and only read:
"For if we go on sinning.....
( skip over a word.....which I will post the skipped word in a minute)
after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins"
A person could come to the absolutely false wrong conclusion some try to teach that I said above
The word they leave out is
For if we go on sinning DELIBERATELY
And even then....I don't think this means an occasional deliberate sin ( of a lie, or even an affair or whatever but in our hearts we are disturbed, feel guilty, etc. ). They might even deceive themselves into to thinking they don't care, but the difference is, in time it will become clear, they really really do....but others really really do NOT!!
It is total and final rejecting in order to habitually, willfully, gleefully, continually sin without ever having any remorse ever again.
In some cases this has been with famous evangelists, pastors, worship leaders etc.
And how can that be?
They never were really truly saved....it may have seemed so, but sadly, they were not.
They have chosen Hell.
I think this might mean more we simply do not care...not that we think we are in 'love' like an affair,
and yet deep down inside are not ok with turning our backs on the Lord.....
it could even be something like :
watching a TV program we know He dose not approve of,
or putting anything above Him like children, pets, gardening etc etc.)
This happens because we are not yet perfect.
All saved humans have at some time willfully sinned...doing what they knew they should not or not doing what they knew they should.....so it is not just willful sinning,
Even rejecting under the Old....the Law had dire consequences.
No the people being looked at now, are those who trampled underfoot the Son of God....not by willfully sinning, but by totally forever turning their backs against Jesus....rejecting His cross, the gospel ( not those who think they can't be saved.....but those who don't care, don't want it anymore, it interferes with their joy of sinning!!).
The will fall into the hands of the living God.