THE DAMAGE OF DELIBERATE SIN
INTRODUCTION: This passage serves as encouragement
and a warning that Christians can get themselves in such a
position that they actually openly disobey and disregard the
Bible; the Word of God. They can allow sin to get its firm grip
on their lives.
Many believe this passage is dealing with the lost (unsaved),
but I believe there is much evidence that it is clearly to the
believer in Christ.
The writer uses the word "we" twice in verse 26. The context
of Chapter 10, especially verse 25, commands the believers to
not "forsake" (desert) the coming together of God's family.
He warned in areas of concern.
The word "received", v.26, refers to a definite act. The word
for "knowledge" means full knowledge; knowledge upon
knowledge. Same word used in 2 Tim 3:7, “Ever learning,
and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
Used again in 1 Tim 2:4, “Who will have all men to be
saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”
I believe people who have definitely received full knowledge
of salvation are truly saved people.
In v.29, they were "sanctified"; set apart by God and for God.
Note Heb. 10:14. In v.30, they are referred to as "His
These being warned were in the context of deliberate sin. We
are not talking about an occasional failure, a slip, or a trap a
person falls in to inadvertently. Willfully means intentional
sin, defiant sin, maliciously sinning, deliberately plots to
This text refers to careful, premeditated sin against God. The
exhortation of this passage serves as the fourth found in the
Hebrews. The believer who begins to drift from the Word
(2:1-4) will soon start to doubt the Word (3:7-4:13). Soon, he
will become dull toward the Word (5:11-6:20) and the result is
despising the Word (10:26-31). Please realize this truth is not
dealing with one particular act of ...
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