Question: Hebrews 10:26 says that if we sin willfully knowing better there is no more sacrifice for our sins.
Well I have been taught that if you keep sinning over again knowing you’re going to do it, like premeditated sinning I guess you could call it, that’s what the scripture is talking about. Others say that its talking about rejecting Christ as savior after knowing the truth. So which is it?
Answer: Let me let you decide. Here is the full passage:
Hebrews 10:26, If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, 27 but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. 28 Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace?
Does it seem clear to you that the deliberate sinning being talked about here is equivalent to having “trampled the Son of God underfoot”? And if you view the letter as a whole it is written to a church with many Jewish believers who are considering returning to Judaism. Context clearly answers your question.
But the other question here is one of choosing to deliberately keep sinning. How does that affect you? I think the answer is it hardens your heart and your conscience to sin. It makes it harder and harder to really come to a place of repentance. You are damaging your soul and certainly hurting the heart of God. A true believer cannot lose his or her salvation. But God will certainly, out of love for you, discipline you until you come to a place of righteousness (Hebrews 12:4-11). That is not an enviable place to be.
- Can a true Christian lose their salvation? (newjerusalem.net.au)