They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, so that it would be shown that they all are not of us. In classic Greek hamartano was used to describe a warrior who threw his spear but failed to strike his adversary or a traveler who missed his way. Sin makes light of the Cross, upon which Christ died for the very purpose of taking away my sin. After referring to Edwards and Wheelock praying and then speaking with one after another of the people under conviction, the diarist continues, "Some in one place and Some in another-and Amazing and Astonishing ye power God was seen--and Several Souls were hopefully wrought upon [that] night, & oh ye cheerfulness and pleasantness of their countenances [that] received comfort" [quoted by Iain Murray, Jonathan Edwards: A New Biography, 167-169]. Sin will keep you longer than you ever thought you’d stay Spiritual light brings personal responsibility. James 1:13-16 explains the sequential process that almost invariably follows when we begin to deliberate (verb) over whether to sin or not to sin... Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone. But they have developed a “sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God” (Heb 3:12). Rousseau's "Self-Ruse" - The deceitfulness of sin is vividly seen in the life of the French philosopher Rousseau. (Nu 16:35). He is a superior priest to the Levitical priests (Heb 5:1-10; Heb 7:1-28). 7-9]. . SOME TRUE BELIEVERS MIGHT WORRY THEY HAD COMMITTED THIS SIN, Matthew Henry has some comforting remarks writing that "This text has been the occasion of great distress to some gracious souls; they have been ready to conclude that every willful sin, after conviction and against knowledge, is the unpardonable sin: but this has been their infirmity and error. Hebrews 10:24-25 gives four biblical reasons why Christian assembly is a requirement for every follower of Jesus Christ. Retail: $39.99. It was as if he suddenly felt relaxed and comfortable in talking about an old and dear friend. So either way, we can do without you” (Spurgeon's Expository Encyclopedia [Baker], 10:149; slightly edited). We will fail and fall, but it should always be the exception and never the rule, certainly not the habitual practice of our lives. Hebrews must be read in light of the law. About three years later, I met a mutual friend and asked if she knew what had happened to him. Reprinted by permission. 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. Tertullian, who was more strict, condemned Hermas for this concession, which he saw as the thin edge of a dangerous wedge. Judas had the perfect evidence, the perfect light, the perfect example. In the course of our conversation I said, “But, Billy, it’s simply not possible any longer to believe, for instance, the biblical account of creation. To the contrary we now have the power to enable us to fight against the temptation to deliberately sin. . The man on the left is Charles Templeton. . Here he says, “For we know Him who said,” and then he cites two references from the Song of Moses (Dt. Hebrews 10:22 "Let us draw near" - Worship Hebrews 10:23 "Let us hold fast" - Endurance Hebrews 10:24 "Let us consider one another" - Fellowship The Church is a body, an organism rather than an organization. This is a part of the description which God himself gave to Moses, of His own nature and attributes. A similar warning against defection from the faith (falling away from the truth about the great High Priest Jesus) is presented in Heb 2:1-note, He 2:3-note where it is described as letting truth slip away, in Heb 3:7, 8-note where it is described as hardening the heart against the Holy Spirit, in He 6:4, 5-note, He 6:6-note where it is described as falling away and crucifying the Son of God and lastly in Heb 12:25-note where it is described as a refusal to hear and heed God's warning from heaven. You see the superiority of Christ's sacrifice rests in this, that the priest offered continually, and after he had slaughtered …Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 2: 1856, Perfection in FaithI 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. There have been many other wonderful people, but Jesus is Jesus….’, “Uh . IN mentioning those who forsake the assembling together of God's people, the writer has touched one of those sore places which, to him, are the symptom of imminent danger. The failure of the knowledge of the truth to produce godliness in the present context does not denigrate the efficacy of truth but does disclose the evil of the hearer's heart! In the second, that of our text, he warns of the consequence of apostasy, the deliberate turning away from faith in Christ and association with the church (Heb 10:26-31). If you were a poor beggar at the door, and a rich man had bidden you into his feast out of pure charity, what would you deserve if you had treated his provisions in this way? If that is in fact the meaning, this verse should cause terror and despair rather than mere concern. published in 2000 and here is Strobel's record of the interchange as Strobel ask Templeton (see picture of the aged Templeton)... “And how do you assess this Jesus?” It seemed like the next logical question—but I wasn’t ready for the response it would evoke. When the High Priest once a year entered into the second tabernacle within the veil, it was, we are told in the Epistle to the Hebrews, 'the Holy Ghost signifying that the way into the, This is the will of God, even your sanctification.' When through neglect I failed to confess, or through despair dared not do so, my bones, those solid pillars of my frame, the stronger portions of my bodily constitution, waxed old, began to decay with weakness, for my grief was so intense as to sap my health and destroy my vital energy. This poll includes many liberal and 'mainstream' ministers, but it would be naive to think that porn was not a problem for some Bible-believing ministers. Marvin Vincent answers "Of course not. x. Each Saturday evening, the audience heard what one reporter referred to as “old-fashioned repent-and-be-saved gospel preaching.” Drawing on traditional evangelical Protestantism, Templeton urged young men and women to confess their sins, accept Christ as their Savior, and, with the Holy Spirit’s help, live a life pleasing to God. THE CHRISTIAN LIFE IS ABOUT The Old Testament makes a clear distinction between willful or deliberate sin and inadvertent sins. 15 Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death. Mountains and islands move out of their places. - In St. Louis there is a railroad switchyard. 26For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27but a terrifying expectation of judgment and THE FURY OF A FIRE WHICH WILL CONSUME THE ADVERSARIES. Ultimately, Edwards was dismissed as pastor over the question of the admission of the unconverted to the Lord’s Supper. They shunned warnings with ease. Susan had a beautiful voice and sang specials in the church. All rights reserved), The price of sin is very high It has been said had Templeton continued as an evangelist, we would be asking ourselves “Billy who?” Such was his power and influence. 22 You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected; 23 and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "AND ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS," and he was called the friend of God. The Septuagint uses esthio in a passage that is related to Hebrews 10:27…, Isaiah 26:11 O LORD, Your hand is lifted up yet they do not see it. That would not be as bad as insulting the Spirit of grace by turning your back on the free pardon that He offers through the blood of Jesus Christ! Henry Morris notes that "There is probably an allusion here to such Old Testament passages as Nu 15:30,31; Dt 17:2-7; etc. his transgressions will not prosper (Be profitable, succeed. Here is a quote from Templeton spoken to Edward Babinski -, "When I finally shook free of Christianity, it was like being born again. (ED: BUT WHO BEGAN THOSE "PRIMITIVE BEGINNINGS? Limiting this to temporal judgment, no matter how severe, does not do justice to the severity of the warnings. Wiser men than you or I have been arguing questions like this for centuries. SIN IS LIKE A BOA CONSTRICTOR! The sins that would entangle us But the ungrateful wretch in the gutter spits in the man’s face, curses at him, and then tells others that the man’s offer was worthless. Note above that in Titus Paul links the phrase knowledge the truth and to godliness, which is what knowledge of the truth can and should produce. Steven Cole recognizing that the warning passages in Hebrews do not make for popular pulpit preaching introduces his sermon in Hebrews 10:26-31 with a pithy illustration…. Not repenting of such sin they continued to grow cold toward any thought of divine truth. There’s no question that he had the highest moral standard, the least duplicity, the greatest compassion, of any human being in history. For if we sin wilfully, after that we have received the Knowledge of the Truth, there remained, no more Sacrifice for Sin: but a certain fearful looking for of Judgment, and fiery Indignation, which shall devour the Adversaries. as sinning "with a high hand" or "presumptuously" (Nu 15:30, 31; defiantly, literally "with a high hand"). Willing to do it without being pressured or forced. So yet ye minister was obliged to desist-ye shrieks and cries were piercing and amazing… ". (1 Ti 3:2, 10), 11. 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. ); neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God (unbelievers).11 And such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the Spirit of our God. 206-207). 1Cor 5:11 But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler—not even to eat with such a one. It might also indicate that the person remains outside the faith, for Jesus is not yet Lord to the one who disobeys him (1 Cor 6:9–10; Gal 5:19–21). Hebrews 11. (MacArthur New Testament Commentary – Hebrews). Christ, help me! By which will we have been sanctified, through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.'--Heb. Templeton’s body language softened. But what do these passages teach? “But that is not the point. (The Peril of Playing Christian). (Nah 1:2,3), Fire also came forth from the LORD and consumed the two hundred and fifty men who were offering the incense. 19. "He doesn't believe in God anymore. There are people who move toward Christ, right up to the edge of saving belief. Without any pulpit antics, Edwards carefully followed his manuscript, delivering a picture of divine judgment upon sinful men, particularly upon those who were the baptized members of the Enfield church and yet gave no evidence of regenerate life. Now in v29, the one who would despise the person of Jesus and His ministry as High Priest is worthy of even greater judgment. (Westminster Press), NLT: Dear friends, if we deliberately continue sinning after we have received a full knowledge of the truth, there is no other sacrifice that will cover these sins. Obviously to God and to His Son and the new covenant He puts into effect in His blood, a better covenant than the old system of law and/or works based salvation which can never satisfy God's demands for perfection. It describes an abiding state of willful, deliberate sinning! The second quote in its original context has the nuance of God vindicating His people by judging their enemies. Such persons, regardless of their outward appearance which might otherwise suggest they were believers never actually believed in Christ. The implication of the expression is that it was done in full knowledge of the Law (especially since this contrasts throughout with the sins of ignorance). Just look at Jesus. They clearly understood the truth they had heard about Jesus. Brad followed her back and tried to reconcile with her. Like those mentioned in Hebrews 6:4–8, they have been fully initiated into Christianity, for the phrase “knowledge of the truth” is common in the later New Testament writings for having come to full Christian conversion (Jn 8:32; 1 Tim 2:4; 4:3; 2 Tim 2:25; Tit 1:1; 1 Jn 2:21; 2 Jn 1). 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. I said. God has no other plan for saving those who regard Christ’s sacrifice as useless. You cannot regulate his jaws: neither can you regulate sin. All that I can ever rely upon if I postpone all thoughts of faith—all is here already. And so you begin well, determining (led by the Spirit - Ro 8:13+, Gal 5:18+) to "bury the hatchet.' 6:12-17) describes the terror of God’s judgment as it overtakes kings and commanders, the rich and the poor. He is the better sacrifice (Heb 9:23). Oh, very simply! The author has just shown how that Jesus is greater than Moses (Heb. In other words, in context this adverb modifies the present tense verb sinning indicating that this is a personal choice to deliberately rebel against the truth God has graciously revealed! Andrew Murray. Young's Literal: but a certain fearful looking for of judgment, and fiery zeal, about to devour the opposers; BUT A CERTAIN TERRIFYING EXPECTATION OF JUDGMENT AND THE FURY OF A FIRE: phobera de tis ekdoche kriseos kai puros zelos: But - Stark contrast! "For behold, the days are coming when they will say, 'Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.' .” He stopped, then started again. (The Only Options: Christ or Judgment? Calvin - He shows how severe a vengeance of God awaits all those who fall away from the grace of Christ; for being without that one true salvation, they are now as it were given up to an inevitable destruction. While we are not longer under law but under grace (Ro 6:14), grace is not license to sin. I don’t have the time or the intellect to examine all sides of the theological dispute, so I’ve decided once for all to stop questioning and accept the Bible as God’s word.”, “But Billy,” I protested, “You cannot do that. This neglect of Christian fellowship is at once the indication of that indifference which is so dangerous, and the cause of further backsliding. Reprinted by permission. That’s young Billy Graham! But the Bible is clear that if we sin, God graciously forgives and cleanses us when we confess our sins (1Jn 1:7, 8, 9). (Preaching the Word - Hebrews). And if we let it go unchecked, (Hard Sayings of the Bible: Walter C. Kaiser Jr.). There is no new evidence or arguments to present. I’m not a sinner like the Gentiles! . 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. On July 8, 1741, Jonathan Edwards arose as a substitute preacher to declare before them the word of the Lord, accompanied by his friend and co-laborer, Eleazer Wheelock who was later founder of Dartmouth College. Greek: phobera de tis ekdoche kriseos kai puros zelos esthiein (PAN) mellontos (PAPNSG) tous upenantious. So instead of Graham, it was Templeton who began to have serious doubts about the Christian faith as he was planning to enter Princeton Theological Seminary. The NIV gives an accurate sense of the present tense of the verb rendering it - "If we deliberately keep on sinning". 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. 14). 19-22. He was stoned to death at the command of the Lord. 3494) Published on Thursday, January 13th, 1916. Comment: One's perseverance does not earn their salvation but it does show that person is saved because only a born again person (enabled by the indwelling Spirit) could persevere to the end. Hebrews 9. (Pr 5:22, Eccl 7:26), 20. In 1936 at age of 19 Templeton after a night of partying experienced what he called a “profound change!” He said his life seemed “empty, wasted and sordid. 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). He who covers his sin will not prosper…, Illustration: In an August 2000 poll conducted by Christianity Today on internet pornography, 33% of active ministers admitted having visited porn sites. And my iniquity have I not hid. Knowledge (1922)(epignosis from verb epiginosko from epí = upon + ginosko = to know) is a strengthened or intensified form of "gnosis" and conveys the thought of a more full, larger and thorough knowledge. And the Writer, by the use of this word, gives us to understand that he means by it not only a shallow historical notion about the Truth, but a living believing knowledge of it, which has laid hold of a man and fused him into union with itself.” Thus it is clear that the Jew who committed this sin, was fully informed by the Holy Spirit of the issues involved between the First Testament and the New Testament, and also of the meaning and the implications of the New Testament, (cp Heb 6:4-note, “who were once enlightened”) and therefore, he sinned with his eyes wide open. Hebrews 11:8 Call to the Unconverted, A Galatians 3:10 Canaan on Earth Deuteronomy 11:10-12 Carnal Mind Enmity Against God, The Romans 8:27 Caution to the Presumptuous, A 1 Corinthians 10:12 Chaff Driven Away, The Psalm 1:4 Character of Christ’s People, The John 17:16 Characteristics of Faith John 4:48 Chastisement Hebrews 12:15 (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. But there was little spiritual reality until the Spirit of God blew in gale force upon the dry, dusty corpses of church members. All rights reserved, Leaving the Fold: Testimonies of Former Fundamentalists, Click to see the photographs and go to the bottom of the page to see how large the gatherings were. This is similar to the unpardonable blasphemy against the Spirit of which Jesus spoke. In fact instead of evolving man has if anything devolved! In one of the earliest records of God’s revelation of Himself, He said to Moses. These are surely words that should cause any enemy of God great woe. Just like Heb 6:6 (impossible to renew then again to repentance) warns of the critical danger of turning from Christ’s once-for-all, perfect sacrifice back to the shadows which could never make the worshiper perfect in conscience. In the rejecting of Christ's sacrifice, they discover that there is no other acceptable sacrifice for sin. here is thy only safety: launch out into the deep of full obedience to all the will of God; keep far from all sin, and thou shalt be kept from wilful sinning. Have you so vain an imagination as to dream that there will be a second ransom offered for those who have not escaped the wrath to come, and that God the Holy Ghost will again come and strive with sinners who willfully rejected Him? You may put your head in and out a great many times; but one of these days it will be a costly venture. Paul commanding believer to "make no provision (stop making provision - pronoia - present imperative with a negative) for the flesh in regard to its lusts." 35Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. “You sound like you really care about him,” I said. . 9, 10. And if it’s not true, we don’t want you. Come down.” Then he said a weight was lifted off and “an ineffable warmth began to suffuse every corpuscle of his body.” That was 1936. Over half of those ministers said that they had visited those sites more than once. It is useless to conceal it, for it is well known to God; it is beneficial to us to own it, for a full confession softens and humbles the heart. Charles Templeton (1915-2001) first professed faith in 1936 when he “got religion” as he put it, and everything changed. (2Cor 5:17+). 10 The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming—not the realities themselves. He has promised to sanctify you. I again remind you that Jesus spoke more often about the terrors of hell than anyone else in the Bible. Hiding themselves in caves and among the rocks of the mountains, everyone cries out to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”. Warn anyone you know in this situation. As you study this difficult and disturbing passage, ask your Teacher the Spirit of Truth to lead you into all the Truth (Jn 14:26, 16:13, 1Jn 2:27, 1Cor 2:12), R Kent Hughes gives a superb introduction to this difficult passage - It is commonly thought by those who have only a passing recognition of Jonathan Edwards that his famous sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” was preached with sadistic glee to his bewildered congregation. We would therefore expect similar attitudes toward forgiveness of sin. 24. the will of My Father Who is in heaven will enter. It is not that such deliberate sinners (or apostates) did not know the truth. God is not just a little bit angry, but passionate with fury! 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! 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). Provoking Each Other to Love and Good Works. It’s intellectual suicide.”, “I don’t know about anybody else,” he said, “but I’ve decided that that’s the path for me.”, (Another quote from Farewell to God - My Reasons for Rejecting the Christian Faith - page 232) - "I believe that there is no supreme being with human attributes--no God in the Biblical sense --but that life is the result of timeless evolutionary forces, having reached its present transient state over millions of years....How can one believe the Biblical account of the creation of the world in six days when every eminent physicist agrees that all living species have evolved over millions of years from primitive beginnings. (compare similar use of esthio in Isa 10:17). Let all who have entered the Holiest of All turn round and look to the hole of the pit--the horrible pit--whence they have been drawn up. Only He who sits on the throne, and who knows the heart, can judge. In the King James version it says, The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews. but those who have endured them. Doing something of one's own free will = voluntarily, deliberately, willfully, intentionally. 19-22. If he were, then who could be saved (? If you are, then you need to remember the fate of the man with the pet boa constrictor (Do a Google search - use the following three words in your search keeping the quotation marks as written >> "pet boa" killed). If these people were truly regenerate, how could God hypothetically cast them into hell if they hypothetically apostatized, none of which is possible? Wuest - Instead of a sacrifice for sin awaiting this apostate, there awaits him a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation. But, as I argued when we studied Hebrews 6, a hypothetical warning is really pointless. They professed to be Christians at some point in their early years and gave outward appearance of being serious. His oxen and His fattened cattle have been killed, and now you will not come. Wheelock reported to a friend that these "thoughtless and vain" people were changed before the sermon ended so that they were "bowed down with an awful conviction of their sin and danger. In whirlwind and storm is His way, and clouds are the dust beneath His feet. After long lingering, the broken heart bethought itself of what it ought to have done at the first, and laid bare its bosom before the Lord. Spiritually speaking it would describe a "conversation" as it were with one's conscience regarding whether one should take a particular action in a certain direction! But if there should be, what will become of me hereafter? JESUS NEVER, EVER KNEW THEM!) Hebrews 10:26-29 warns against the sin of apostasy. If your doctrine is true, we certainly do not need you. 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, Several Discourses Concerning the Terms of Acceptance with God. 3. Bible Gateway Recommends. This verse does not, in context, apply to other sins of a true Christian (He 10:39). Sin invites the discipline of God. How can I have assurance of my salvation? Now all of the preceding is simply background to help you understand what the writer of Hebrews means when he warns against willful or deliberate sin. I have read it many times, but I recently listened to an actor delivering the sermon as Edwards may have given it. The oil was almost gone from the lamp of life, and the flame flickered as though it would soon expire. The Hebrew legislator had said to Jehovah: "I beseech thee show me thy glory." x. Are you playing loosely with this perilous process of deliberately turning from the gospel of Christ? All rights reserved). (NASB: Lockman). All Rights Reserved. (Jdg 16:25-27, Ps 35:15, Ps 69:12), 9. (Jas 5:3). Having noted the adequacy of Christ’s sacrifice in Hebrews 10:1–18, he urges the readers to draw near to God with confidence (Heb 10:19–22). Scripture: Hebrews 3:12–14, Hebrews 10:23–25. 19 You believe that God is one. [Isa. It may be the most serious warning in all of Scripture. The remedy for these is repentance and confession, for the blood of Christ has already paid for them (1Jn 1:7, 8, 9). . Col 1:21-23-note And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, 22 yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach--23 if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister. Though he used the text in Deuteronomy as his base, Edwards had to have considered our text in this sermon. 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. 2 Timothy 3:7-note always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. He hammers home with frightening force the terrors of impending judgment, but also the refuge of the cross. It quoted John 3:16 as follows: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only be-gotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall have eternal life.” It omitted ´shall not perish! Edwards was preaching for their souls, and also against the follies of the “halfway” covenant. During this era awakening appeared to follow the strong doctrinal preaching of the evangelical pastors, often setting forth the righteousness and severity of God in justice before broaching the subject of the gospel of grace. Go on sinning (264) (hamartano) means to miss a mark and in this context means to miss God's will. You were not deserving of God, you were a poor sinner without any claim upon Him, and yet He has been pleased to prepare a table. 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."). Selah. 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