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#1 Candice

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 07:25 PM

Love this brief sermon by Tozer.  His voice echos from the past in a sweet, sincere way.  I learned something here I didn't realize before.  

 

 

 



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Posted 14 February 2019 - 04:06 AM

Hebrews 10:26  If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left. 

 

This is awesome! I agree with Tozer Hebrews has always been one of my favorite books.

 

I made notes. 

 

“You can never establish a doctrine on one passage of Scripture.”

 

“If we sin willfully and refuse to go on with Him, there is no more sacrifice.”

 

“If a man wills to do sin and does not repent.”

 

My take away:

 

The first thing I thought was that Hebrews was written for/to Hebrews. It was for those who had grown up with the Old Covenant, who knew all about the law, sacrifices, and high priests but might not get that the law was only a shadow of the good things to come and points to the true high priest Jesus and His perfect sacrifice. The old way of offering up a lamb every year to cover sin was no longer necessary. 

 

But just as always, in Scripture, there is more to understand than meets the eye. I can see that it also covers those who claim to be and outwardly appear to be Christian but continue to live in willful disobedience. These might be those who will cry, “Lord, Lord!” and He will reply from the other side of the closed door, “I never knew you.” 

 

And, as always, this discussion brings up another often debated concept, ‘once saved, always saved’.

 

For me, a wordsmith, it usually comes down to semantics and the way words are pulled together in the moment. Those things taken out of context and redefined to fit agenda often launch misconception. As Tozer said, we must look at what something isn’t when we are seeking to see what something is. I also look for what is left out of a statement that could be assumed. Like saying, those who willfully sin, and do not repent