Good Morning Saints,
*Topic: *Can a Christian miss Heaven Part 2*?
By: Isaac Oluwaseun Agbenla
Bible : Hebrews 10:26
*For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,…..*
Yesterday I established the fact that God will never abandon His children under no circumstances until they have abandoned Him willfully and knowingly which is called apostasy.
You can choose between hell and Heaven, God won’t force you. understand this, God want to give you eternal security but you have choice to decide otherwise.
What is apostasy? It’s an abandonment or breach of faith having had full knowledge of your actions.
It means a person having swear allegiance to a particular religion but then abandon it for whatever reason.
This morning, let’s do exegesis of Heb. 10:26 together. I will explain the unpardonable sin, who can commit such and at what level of spiritual maturity can a man commit such sin.
There are two related unpardonable sin I know in the scripture and they are:
1. rejection of Jesus as Lord and Saviour till death for whatever reason
Note: A baby Christian cannot become an apostate. They cannot commit such sin. It takes a fully matured Christian to commit unpardonable sin. Why? We shall discuss it in our exegesis of Heb.10:26
…. *For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins*….
Notice the following words:
1. *”we”*. Paul included himself which shows it’s possible for a Christian to willfully sin. He didn’t say if “they”. If he had used “they”, then we would say only unbelievers can commit such such.
2. *Sin*… Sin under the context of discussion according to Greek concordance means “to miss the mark”. That is, if we willfully miss the mark that is set for us which is Heaven…..
3. *willfully* It means to voluntarily do something without a force. When a man is influenced by a force greater than himself to do contrary to his desire, it isn’t willful act.
For example, Moses didn’t willfully want to get God angry but his weakness manifested because of frustration. He has not willfully commit sin in that instance. God intentionally buried Moses himself to further prove he was totally forgiven. God made sure he appeared alongside Elijah on the mount of transfiguration to further establish his undying love for him
However Judas knew what he was doing was entirely wrong and would bring the Son of God down and he did it all the way even when Jesus has warned him. It’s a willful act.
Listen, unpardonable sin is not the sin of fornication, adultery, stealing, murder etc. All sins can be pardon except the sin of rejecting Jesus totally.
The sin against the Holy Spirit that is not pardonable is simply sin of rejecting Christ. Holy Spirit convicts sinners but if they refuse and speak against him till they die,they have committed unpardonable sin. They don’t have to speak verbally against the Holy Spirit to commit such sin, rejecting his conviction is grievous enough.
Moses never rejected God. Judas in the other hand has been a disciple for 3 years and knew almost everything about ministry of Christ being the Treasurer but rejected him to embrace his enemies.
Another example of an apostate is Ephraim. He knew God very well that God gave him his brothers blessing but he later decided to abandon God and fully went after other gods. He refused warning until God said Ephraim should be left alone.
*Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone*.
When weakness like anger overtake its victim and they get angry but later calm down to apologize, then it shows it is not willful act but been overtaken by weakness. However we must note that any weakness you refuse to destroy would end up destroying you.
4. *Knowledge of the truth*… Before a man can commit the sin of apostasy, he must have had understanding of the truth. The word knowledge is Heb. 10:26 is from the Greek word “epignōsis” which means full discernment or full knowledge. An apostate must have full knowledge of God and the implications of the act he is doing.
This is why a baby Christian cannot commit the unpardonable sin even the apostasy.
There are 5 steps that qualified an apostate for eternal damnation and a baby Christian can’t meet those conditions. They are found in Heb. 6:4-6 and I will explain them fully tomorrow
*For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,*
 *And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,*
 *If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame*
Isaac Oluwaseun Agbenla
Oracle of God