Some Lordship Salvationists' Pet Passages Explained

Difficult passages in the Bible explained.

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  • Hi
    I am a fairly new.Christian and am not asking this question to be controversial just clarify my understanding on this topic. Isn’t Hebrews 10:26-31 an indication that it is possible to fall away from the faith? It seems clear to me that the author is speaking to those who already believed by what he says in verse 29.

    I find all of the different opinions overwhelming but when I read this straight for myself this is what it seems to be suggesting?

    Thanks.for your time

    • Hi Trudy, thank you so much for joining us and commenting.

      Hebrews is one that makes it difficult for a lot of people to understand, because they are unclear of a few things. One is that salvation isn’t always speaking to eternal life. Falling from grace doesn’t mean you’ve lost your salvation but gone back into bondage. There is chastening for doing wrong as a child of God especially something so serious as going back under the sacrificial system. These Hebrew Christians were considering doing that for the persecution they were receiving from other Jews. By literally ignoring the sacrifice that had been written above in vs. 10 and 14 (once for all) and permanently perfecting someone, they were trampling Jesus underfoot, and acting as if His blood wasn’t good enough, permanent enough, Holy enough, to cleanse them from all their sins. This insults the Spirit of Grace. They were casting away their confidence in the Lord and very similarly to the church at Galatia were going to go back into lawkeeping and a sacrifice that no longer remained. That sacrifice was abolished, although the temple would still be standing for a few more years, and these priests would stand daily offering the same sacrifices which never took away sin. It’s late, so don’t know if I answered you fully, so happy to go back over it. Hebrews is something one needs to study always keeping in mind people are sealed. So we ask, what sacrifice is spoken of? What sacrifice doesn’t remain (Jesus sacrifice is eternal, so that is not what is spoken of). What is in view here (their spiritual maturity, see chapter 5) Anyways, it’s well worth going through Hebrews, I’ll try to think of a good one for you. In Christ, Holly

      • Hi Holly
        Thanks so much for taking the time to respond. In light of this, what should I make of Matt 7 21-23? The people Jesus is referring to are calling him Lord and presumably think they will be entering the Kingdom?

        • Hi TT, thanks for responding, forgive me for taking so long to be here, been a little under the weather. I will say that looking into context is important, I’ve written on this passage in a couple of blogs, but I think context goes all the way back to vs. 13. These are false prophets who justify themselves by their wonderful works. They try to justify themselves to Him by their wonderful works. Jesus said He never knew them, however in John 10:14, He says He KNOWS His sheep 🙂

          Also, the do not the will of the Father: We can see this in John 6:39-40

          39 And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. 40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

          They are also workers of lawlessness, but Christ is the end of the law for believers.

          For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. Rom 10:4

          Hope this helped, and happy to answer any other questions. God bless your week, and may He strengthen and revive you in His Word (Ps 119:125, 128

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