No more sacrifice for
Hebrews 10:26 we read, "If we sin wilfully
after that we receive knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no
more sacrifice for sin" What does this mean?
Answer: This has been a favorite verse
for those that believe in being saved and lost again, and a puzzler
The Book of Hebrews was written to people who had embraced the
sacrifice of Christ, but some had returned to the Old Testament
offerings and sacrifices. The Book sets Christ forth as better than
angels and prophets (Hebrews
Chapters 1 &
and Aaron (Hebrews
He then goes to show that the new covenant and sacrifice of Christ
is better than the offerings, sacrifices, and the Old Testament.
In the text above, he sets forth a supposition, "if we willfully
turn away from the sacrifice of Christ, since the old has passed
away, there is no other sacrifice." This, many of them had done. He
is afraid there are others. He exhorts them several times to "hold
fast their profession of faith." (Read
Chapter 6, he
says, "...seeing they (others) crucify to themselves the Son of God
afresh, and put Him to an open shame."
There is no repentance for these apostates.
They have rejected the only sacrifice, so there is no other. Paul
calls them "false brethren."
(2 Corinthians 11:26;
It is a serious thing to know about Christ and His sacrificial
death, and then to reject it. "Better to have not known the way of
righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy
commandment delivered unto them."
2 Peter 2:21.
What about you, Dear Reader, do you understand you MUST do something
with Christ? He stands NOW as your Saviour, NOW to be received, or
later to be your Judge.
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