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What Does It Mean To "Sin Wilfully" In Hebrews 10:26? - Prince Gabriel Okocha by jiggaz(m): 8:01pm On Mar 11
If Salvation is eternal, what does the Bible mean when it said if we “sin wilfully” after that we have received the knowledge of the Truth there is no more sacrifice for our sins?

What does it really mean to “sin willfully” according to Hebrews 10:26?
One of the most beautiful things about the Gospel and the Bible is that there are no contradictions in it. No dark sides at all.

Always when we study the Word and find certain things that seem contradictory to us, it is mostly as a result of lack of clarity, that is, lack of proper understanding of those things on our part.

Such is the case of Hebrews 10:26 which most people turn to when they want to invalidate the eternal nature of the Salvation we have in Christ. However, a closer look at this verse shows us that it is actually in support of Salvation being eternal and not against it.
Let’s see it together from the Word.

(Heb 10:26) For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
(Heb 10:27) But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

To get what the writer of Hebrews is trying to say in those verses we just read, we will need to study the scriptures surrounding those verses. That would mean studying the entire chapter very well, paying special attention to his audience and his use of words.
From verse 1 down to verse 3, we see that the author was talking to a set of people, his Jewish brothers, who were already conversant with the Old Testament. That is the Law of Moses and the writings of the prophets. They did not only “know” the Law, they also strictly practised it.

They were in the church, participated in every activity of the church including her sufferings and persecutions. But they were still strong followers of Moses. We would see this clearer as we proceed.
From verse 4 to 15, the author now begins to state clearly that the purpose of the coming and the sacrifice of Jesus was to take care of all kinds of sins once and for all, since the Law with it’s numerous sacrifices and priests was not able to do this.

A look at from verse 15 to 18 reveals that for those who have had their hearts and minds written with the laws of God (those who are born again), sins and iniquities are not remembered (counted) against them.
The reason their sins are no longer remembered or counted against them is not because they no longer do anything wrong. The reason is what the writer had already explained from verse 3 to 15 which is because the sacrifice of Jesus had already taken care of their sins, once and for all.


Please pay real attention to this part. From verse 19, we see how the author’s tone changed. He switched from just explaining things to them to calling them to take an action.

What was the action? Having used the previous verses and chapters to explain the sacrife and priesthood of Jesus, he then invites them to boldly “enter,” “draw near” by faith and enjoy the benefits of that sacrifice from where they are to inspire and produce good works, and have true fellowship with one another.

What if they refuse to accept all these that Jesus had done for them? The author then in verse 26 now tells them the repercussion of that refusal. He tells them that if they “sin wilfully” after that they had received the knowledge of the Truth, then there is no other sacrifice to atone for their sins.

That is, if after they had received the knowledge of the Truth which is to hear the Gospel of what Jesus had done for them, and by their own will rejects or refuses to believe that Gospel they just heard. Then they will have to bear God’s wrath against sin by themselves.

Them receiving the knowledge of the Truth there does not mean they have accepted or believed the Gospel before and maybe later rejected it. No! It simply means they are no longer ignorant of the Gospel because someone had preached it to them. The willful sin they did after that was that after they were aware of it, they didn’t believe it, rejecting it completely of their own will.

The author then went on from verse 28 to explain that in the Old times, whoever rejected the Mosaic laws after he has known about it was severely punished as long as two or three persons testified against him. How much more punishment will whoever refuses to accept the sacrifice of Jesus receive of God at the end of the world.

Having told them of this fate that awaits those who refused to believe the Gospel, he then reminded them how they have suffered together with the church since they have always been among them for long and receiving the same persecutions those who believed in Jesus received.

He then encouraged them to do the will of God in verse 36 so that they can receive the promise of God. What was this God’s will he wanted them to do?
It was simply to believe in Jesus and His sacrifice for humanity. This is consistent in all the scriptures.
(Joh 6:28) The people asked Jesus, "What does God want us to do?"

(Joh 6:29) Jesus answered, "The work God wants you to do is this: to believe in the one he sent."

In verse 38, the author again reminds them that it is only those who are justified by Faith that shall live eternally. But if any man after hearing the Gospel, draws back from accepting it, then such a fellow shall not be pleasing to God, having drawn back of his own will to perdition.

So from the message of this entire chapter, we understand clearly that to “sin wilfully” after that we have received the knowledge of the Truth, simply means to reject the sacrifice of Jesus by refusing to believe the Gospel.

It doesn’t mean that if a Christian commits a sin intentionally then there is no more hope for him since all men still sin even after they are born again. And there is no such a thing as “accidental sin.” Every sin has to do with our wills or else it is o longer sin.

Hebrews 10:26-29 is simply an explanation of the fate that is coming to all men who “sin wilfully” by rejecting or refusing to believe the Gospel after it has been preached to them.

We (Christians) have believed in Jesus’ eternal sacrifice for us and are saved forever from the coming wrath of God or indignation against sin.
I hope this blesses you.
Glory to God!

https://www.feedmejesus.com/2019/02/what-does-it-mean-to-sin-wilfully.html?m=1

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Re: What Does It Mean To "Sin Wilfully" In Hebrews 10:26? - Prince Gabriel Okocha by GideonOludayomi(m): 8:18pm On Mar 11
You know this thing is bad; it is not good and you still go ahead to do it, you have sinned wilfully.

You know this is the right thing to do; the best action for you to take but because of some underhand reasons you decide to do otherwise, you have sinned wilfully.

To sin wilfully simply means deciding intentionally to act wrong against the very truth you know.
Re: What Does It Mean To "Sin Wilfully" In Hebrews 10:26? - Prince Gabriel Okocha by jiggaz(m): 9:50pm On Mar 11
Thank you Lord Jesus...
Re: What Does It Mean To "Sin Wilfully" In Hebrews 10:26? - Prince Gabriel Okocha by jiggaz(m): 7:33am On Mar 12
Good morning Jesus.
Re: What Does It Mean To "Sin Wilfully" In Hebrews 10:26? - Prince Gabriel Okocha by jiggaz(m): 6:21pm On Mar 12
Lord Jesus
Re: What Does It Mean To "Sin Wilfully" In Hebrews 10:26? - Prince Gabriel Okocha by jiggaz(m): 8:18pm On Mar 12
Now
Re: What Does It Mean To "Sin Wilfully" In Hebrews 10:26? - Prince Gabriel Okocha by unstoppable51(m): 12:22am On Mar 13
Thank you so much jiggaz for posting this! Refreshing
Re: What Does It Mean To "Sin Wilfully" In Hebrews 10:26? - Prince Gabriel Okocha by jiggaz(m): 7:46am On Mar 13
unstoppable51:
Thank you so much jiggaz for posting this!
Refreshing
You welcome my bro.

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Re: What Does It Mean To "Sin Wilfully" In Hebrews 10:26? - Prince Gabriel Okocha by jiggaz(m): 5:26pm On Mar 13
Evening
Re: What Does It Mean To "Sin Wilfully" In Hebrews 10:26? - Prince Gabriel Okocha by jiggaz(m): 9:55pm On Mar 13
Lord Jesus
Re: What Does It Mean To "Sin Wilfully" In Hebrews 10:26? - Prince Gabriel Okocha by bloodofthelamb(m): 11:31pm On Mar 13
jiggaz:
Thank you Lord Jesus...


Beautiful and annointed write up!

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Re: What Does It Mean To "Sin Wilfully" In Hebrews 10:26? - Prince Gabriel Okocha by bloodofthelamb(m): 11:33pm On Mar 13
jiggaz:
Lord Jesus


Beautiful and annointed write up!

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Re: What Does It Mean To "Sin Wilfully" In Hebrews 10:26? - Prince Gabriel Okocha by jiggaz(m): 9:46am On Mar 14
bloodofthelamb:



Beautiful and annointed write up!
Thank you my bro. .
Re: What Does It Mean To "Sin Wilfully" In Hebrews 10:26? - Prince Gabriel Okocha by unstoppable51(m): 1:59pm On Mar 14
Re: What Does It Mean To "Sin Wilfully" In Hebrews 10:26? - Prince Gabriel Okocha by jiggaz(m): 4:03pm On Mar 14
unstoppable51:
jiggaz, have you seen WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO WORK OUT YOUR SALVATION WITH FEAR AND TREMBLING? and also LORD, HAVE WE NOT PROPHESIED IN YOUR NAME? A CLOSER LOOK AT MATTHEW 7:21-23
Yes my brother.. I have seen the first one, will check out the second one. I intend to be posting your articles one each day. I would have loved to be posting 2 a day but nairaland anti spam bot will ban me, so i will be posting one a day.

You have a beautiful blog. Your articles remind me of the teachings of Pastor Joseph Prince and Pastor Paul Ellis... I love the Gospel of grace because that's the true Gospel of Christ. God bless you for posting these heavenly truths.

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Re: What Does It Mean To "Sin Wilfully" In Hebrews 10:26? - Prince Gabriel Okocha by unstoppable51(m): 5:49pm On Mar 14
jiggaz:
Yes my brother.. I have seen the first one, will check out the second one. I intend to be posting your articles one each day. I would have loved to be posting 2 a day but nairaland anti spam bot will ban me, so i will be posting one a day.

You have a beautiful blog. Your articles remind me of the teachings of Pastor Joseph Prince and Pastor Paul Ellis... I love the Gospel of grace because that's the true Gospel of Christ. God bless you for posting these heavenly truths.
Thank you so much sir. The whole earth must be covered with the knowledge of the Son as the waters cover the sea!

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Re: What Does It Mean To "Sin Wilfully" In Hebrews 10:26? - Prince Gabriel Okocha by jiggaz(m): 7:16pm On Mar 14
unstoppable51:

Thank you so much sir. The whole earth must be covered with the knowledge of the Son as the waters cover the sea!
Amen!!
Re: What Does It Mean To "Sin Wilfully" In Hebrews 10:26? - Prince Gabriel Okocha by jiggaz(m): 8:32pm On Mar 15
Yes Jesus
Re: What Does It Mean To "Sin Wilfully" In Hebrews 10:26? - Prince Gabriel Okocha by TruthinAction: 10:44pm On Mar 15
jiggaz:
If Salvation is eternal, what does the Bible mean when it said if we “sin wilfully” after that we have received the knowledge of the Truth there is no more sacrifice for our sins?

What does it really mean to “sin willfully” according to Hebrews 10:26?
One of the most beautiful things about the Gospel and the Bible is that there are no contradictions in it. No dark sides at all.

Always when we study the Word and find certain things that seem contradictory to us, it is mostly as a result of lack of clarity, that is, lack of proper understanding of those things on our part.

Such is the case of Hebrews 10:26 which most people turn to when they want to invalidate the eternal nature of the Salvation we have in Christ. However, a closer look at this verse shows us that it is actually in support of Salvation being eternal and not against it.
Let’s see it together from the Word.

(Heb 10:26) For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
(Heb 10:27) But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

To get what the writer of Hebrews is trying to say in those verses we just read, we will need to study the scriptures surrounding those verses. That would mean studying the entire chapter very well, paying special attention to his audience and his use of words.
From verse 1 down to verse 3, we see that the author was talking to a set of people, his Jewish brothers, who were already conversant with the Old Testament. That is the Law of Moses and the writings of the prophets. They did not only “know” the Law, they also strictly practised it.

They were in the church, participated in every activity of the church including her sufferings and persecutions. But they were still strong followers of Moses. We would see this clearer as we proceed.
From verse 4 to 15, the author now begins to state clearly that the purpose of the coming and the sacrifice of Jesus was to take care of all kinds of sins once and for all, since the Law with it’s numerous sacrifices and priests was not able to do this.

A look at from verse 15 to 18 reveals that for those who have had their hearts and minds written with the laws of God (those who are born again), sins and iniquities are not remembered (counted) against them.
The reason their sins are no longer remembered or counted against them is not because they no longer do anything wrong. The reason is what the writer had already explained from verse 3 to 15 which is because the sacrifice of Jesus had already taken care of their sins, once and for all.


Please pay real attention to this part. From verse 19, we see how the author’s tone changed. He switched from just explaining things to them to calling them to take an action.

What was the action? Having used the previous verses and chapters to explain the sacrife and priesthood of Jesus, he then invites them to boldly “enter,” “draw near” by faith and enjoy the benefits of that sacrifice from where they are to inspire and produce good works, and have true fellowship with one another.

What if they refuse to accept all these that Jesus had done for them? The author then in verse 26 now tells them the repercussion of that refusal. He tells them that if they “sin wilfully” after that they had received the knowledge of the Truth, then there is no other sacrifice to atone for their sins.

That is, if after they had received the knowledge of the Truth which is to hear the Gospel of what Jesus had done for them, and by their own will rejects or refuses to believe that Gospel they just heard. Then they will have to bear God’s wrath against sin by themselves.

Them receiving the knowledge of the Truth there does not mean they have accepted or believed the Gospel before and maybe later rejected it. No! It simply means they are no longer ignorant of the Gospel because someone had preached it to them. The willful sin they did after that was that after they were aware of it, they didn’t believe it, rejecting it completely of their own will.

The author then went on from verse 28 to explain that in the Old times, whoever rejected the Mosaic laws after he has known about it was severely punished as long as two or three persons testified against him. How much more punishment will whoever refuses to accept the sacrifice of Jesus receive of God at the end of the world.

Having told them of this fate that awaits those who refused to believe the Gospel, he then reminded them how they have suffered together with the church since they have always been among them for long and receiving the same persecutions those who believed in Jesus received.

He then encouraged them to do the will of God in verse 36 so that they can receive the promise of God. What was this God’s will he wanted them to do?
It was simply to believe in Jesus and His sacrifice for humanity. This is consistent in all the scriptures.
(Joh 6:28) The people asked Jesus, "What does God want us to do?"

(Joh 6:29) Jesus answered, "The work God wants you to do is this: to believe in the one he sent."

In verse 38, the author again reminds them that it is only those who are justified by Faith that shall live eternally. But if any man after hearing the Gospel, draws back from accepting it, then such a fellow shall not be pleasing to God, having drawn back of his own will to perdition.

So from the message of this entire chapter, we understand clearly that to “sin wilfully” after that we have received the knowledge of the Truth, simply means to reject the sacrifice of Jesus by refusing to believe the Gospel.

It doesn’t mean that if a Christian commits a sin intentionally then there is no more hope for him since all men still sin even after they are born again. And there is no such a thing as “accidental sin.” Every sin has to do with our wills or else it is o longer sin.

Hebrews 10:26-29 is simply an explanation of the fate that is coming to all men who “sin wilfully” by rejecting or refusing to believe the Gospel after it has been preached to them.

We (Christians) have believed in Jesus’ eternal sacrifice for us and are saved forever from the coming wrath of God or indignation against sin.
I hope this blesses you.
Glory to God!

https://www.feedmejesus.com/2019/02/what-does-it-mean-to-sin-wilfully.html?m=1

Big fat lies. Hebrews 11:26 is tied to verse 25 of the same chapter. Apostle Paul was addressing believers not to forsake the gathering of the Saints together and he calls such act willful sin in verse 26. He continued through verse 27 to 31 warning that such act could attract God's judgment. Please stop looking for ways to support your notion of once saved always saved. The entire book of Hebrews is centered on the dangers of backsliding. And Apostle Paul consistently compared the present day Church to that in the wilderness. Not all who came out from Egypt got to the promised land.

So please, stop preaching heresies and don't quite Scripture out of context. Hebrews 11:26 is linked to Hebrews 11:25. Only those who have been slained from the foundation of the world will believe your trash.
Re: What Does It Mean To "Sin Wilfully" In Hebrews 10:26? - Prince Gabriel Okocha by solite3(m): 1:01am On Mar 16
TruthinAction:


Big fat lies. Hebrews 11:26 is tied to verse 25 of the same chapter. Apostle Paul was addressing believers not to forsake the gathering of the Saints together and he calls such act willful sin in verse 26. He continued through verse 27 to 31 warning that such act could attract God's judgment. Please stop looking for ways to support your notion of once saved always saved. The entire book of Hebrews is centered on the dangers of backsliding. And Apostle Paul consistently compared the present day Church to that in the wilderness. Not all who came out from Egypt got to the promised land.

So please, stop preaching heresies and don't quite Scripture out of context. Hebrews 11:26 is linked to Hebrews 11:25. Only those who have been slained from the foundation of the world will believe your trash.
to sin willfully means to harden our heart against the knowledge of God. That is to reject the redemptive power of the blood of Jesus.

Hebrews 10:29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?

chapter 6 should give more insight

Hebrews 6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, 6:5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, 6:6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

once one has receive the kingdom knowledge and harden his heart to it, there is no turning back.
Re: What Does It Mean To "Sin Wilfully" In Hebrews 10:26? - Prince Gabriel Okocha by TruthinAction: 5:27am On Mar 16
solite3:
to sin willfully means to harden our heart against the knowledge of God. That is to reject the redemptive power of the blood of Jesus.

Hebrews 10:29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?

chapter 6 should give more insight

Hebrews 6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, 6:5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, 6:6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

once one has receive the kingdom knowledge and harden his heart to it, there is no turning back.

.

And this applies to all who are Christians. You have received Christ as your Lord and personal Saviour but you harden your heart against the truth of God's word. God says go to church regularly but you choose days you go to Church. God says be committed in Church but you warm the benches of the church. God says, flee fornication but you constantly indulge in it and even sleep other men's wives. Are these things not happening? Let's not twist the scriptures. All who profess to be Born again but live ungodly lives will go to hell.
Re: What Does It Mean To "Sin Wilfully" In Hebrews 10:26? - Prince Gabriel Okocha by jiggaz(m): 11:35am On Mar 16
solite3:
to sin willfully means to harden our heart against the knowledge of God. That is to reject the redemptive power of the blood of Jesus.

Hebrews 10:29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?

chapter 6 should give more insight

Hebrews 6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, 6:5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, 6:6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

once one has receive the kingdom knowledge and harden his heart to it, there is no turning back.

Thank you my brother...... You even have time to reply all these Pharisees that want the law yet can't keep all of them fully grin ... One leg on mount Sinai and another leg on mount Zion.... I have put all of them on ignore mode, i don't even see their comments and their opinion are all irrelevant. It doesn't matter at all.... I thank God that this Gospel of Grace has reached the four corners of the world and still reaching more people... I am soo happy how far the real Gospel have gone. All glory to Our Lord Jesus.
Re: What Does It Mean To "Sin Wilfully" In Hebrews 10:26? - Prince Gabriel Okocha by jiggaz(m): 8:04am On Mar 17
Morning
Re: What Does It Mean To "Sin Wilfully" In Hebrews 10:26? - Prince Gabriel Okocha by jiggaz(m): 3:29pm On Mar 17
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