Hebrews10:26 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left,
Hebrews 10:29: 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? 30 For we know him who said, "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," and again, "The Lord will judge his people." 31 It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Not too sure if you are implying you can lose your salvation. So I will just give my opinion about the passage Hebrews 10:26-31.
From the following verses, it is God’s will, that Paul is the apostle of the Gentiles and that it is through his writings, which he got by direct revelation from the Lord Jesus Christ, that the gospel of salvation is to be preached to the Gentiles.
For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:
That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.
2 Timothy 4:17
Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.
Paul preaches, defends, and declares the gospel of salvation through his writings.
So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.
But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel.
1 Corinthians 15:1-4
1Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
It is the gospel of salvation that Paul preaches through his writings that are the very basis of God’s judgment.
In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
From the next verse it is obvious that all who believe the gospel of Christ are saved. No other requirement in mentioned.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
In the following verse, we are commanded to rightly dividing the word of truth. Everyone divides the word of truth (the Holy Bible) in some manner. The question is what method is the correct way. For example no one dwells in booths for the feast of tabernacles (see Leviticus 23:42). Most people correctly recognize that the ceremonial laws, the feast days, the Levitical priesthood, the tabernacle care, the dietary restrictions, and the sacrificial parts of the Old Testament law do not apply to us the saved Gentiles since we are under the New Testament. Thus they rightly divide out these commands as not applying to Christians today.
2 Timothy 2:15
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
But right division also eliminates parts of the New Testament. For example nobody does the following.
They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Not many do the following either.
Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,
Rightly dividing the word of truth means to accept that Paul is the apostle of the Gentiles and that his writings declare, defend and preach the gospel of salvation. We are to consider what Paul writes.
2 Timothy 2:7-8
7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.
8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:
Paul got the gospel he preaches directly from Jesus Christ (equivalent to words in red).
11But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
12For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
15But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,
16To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:
NOTE that the apostles agreed that Paul is to preach the gospel to the Gentiles.
7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter;
8 (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)
9 And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.
Jesus Christ chose Paul for this task.
But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
Now Paul probably is the author of the letter to the Hebrews. But Paul did not begin the letter with his name. This is important because all of his letters from Romans to Philemon begin “Paul…” This is clearly stated by Paul.
2 Thessalonians 3:17
The salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the token in every epistle: so I write.
Now because Paul did not include this salutation in the letter to the Hebrews, it is not doctrine for the saved during this time. The letter obviously was written to Jews before 70 AD and probably applies to them in the tribulation. So the gospel of salvation is given by the other 13 letters written by Paul, which have the salutation of Paul.
Although Hebrews has much about the gospel, it also addresses other issues for Jews, probably in the tribulation, one of which is survival. The passage that you quoted from Hebrews never mentions damnation as punishment. The punishment mentioned in the passage is punishment in this life including death.
Since damnation is not mentioned and the salutation of Paul is not on the letter it cannot be used for doctrine about the gospel of salvation.
The gospel of John is identified as the gospel to the world.
11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Jesus Christ said this simple statement. Do you believe it?
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
The following is the testimony of Jesus Christ (see John 3:11 and John3:32-33). From verse 15 it is absolutely sure that “whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.” From verse 16 it is absolutely sure that “whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Verse 18 shows that belief in Jesus Christ is the only thing that determines salvation or damnation. Do you believe what Jesus said?
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Jesus Christ said this simple statement. Do you believe it?
25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
In love, in Christ, in meekness,
Edited by MarkNigro, 21 July 2013 - 06:44 AM.