Does Willful Sin After Getting Saved Result In Hell? | Hebrews 10:26 Explained
Some say if Christians go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth we will be sent to Hell. This is simply not true. Here’s what you need to know about Hebrews 10:26.
In the first 10 chapters of Hebrews there is not a single mention of outward sin. No lying. No adultery. No cheating. No coveting. Etc. The only sin being discussed in inward sin. The sin of unbelief. That’s the context of Hebrews.
They have a heart for the truth, but continue to reject it. With that in mind:
1-This letter is to Jews.
2-They are looking to the Law for salvation.
3-They have heard the gospel of Jesus.
4-They reject Jesus’s sacrifice as truth.
5-Instead many of the Jews chose the law, and animal sacrifices for salvation.
It is the Jews who reject the only acceptable sacrifice for sin (Jesus) that are being told to expect judgment and the fury of a fire that will consume the adversaries.
Author: Mike Cynar
Mike Cynar was raised in a church setting where he frequently noticed that many attendees would eventually drift away. The church labeled these individuals as ‘back sliders’ or ‘fake Christians’ just looking for ‘fire insurance’. However, Mike realized the issue was rarely with these individuals but instead with the church’s message itself. The teachings heavily emphasized behavior improvement and one’s flaws, with only a fleeting mention of one’s identity in Christ. It felt as though every sermon was tailored to the church of Corinth, who as we know or committing sins that even unbelievers don’t partake in. This trend was noticeable not just in one denomination, but across Baptist, Catholic, Pentecostal, and many other churches. Upon understanding the true essence of the gospel – that our righteousness comes from Jesus’ actions, not our own – Mike was inspired to liberate believers from lifeless sermons and reconnect them with the genuine teachings of Jesus. He believes that one can nurture a vibrant and growing bond with Jesus, unhindered by rigid religious practices. And thus, “Jesus Without Religion” was born.
It turns out that it is grace that leads to repentance. And if our heart is to get others to walk in the Spirit and live a godly life, then the best approach is not a beat down sermon, but rather to remind other that it is only when we understand our true identity in Christ that we will live it out. Yes, it’s true, if you’re convinced that God thinks you’re a dirty sinner, you will ultimately continue a lifestyle that mirrors that view, but if you truly believe that even on your worst day, you are called holy, sanctified, justified, and will be presented blameless in the end, well, it turns out this is the secret to living out on the outside what has been worked in to the inside.