Good morning. I am starting a series on verses which I believe have been wrongly interpreted (as far as I am concerned). This is of course a work in progress. Your comments are welcome. However please refrain from words like “this is from the it of hell” or “heresy”. A nice … “but it actually means this” would suffice.
Here is 3 to begin with:
“sinning deliberately” in Hebrews 10:26
The words ‘sinning deliberately’ in Hebrews 10:26 does not mean you live a lifestyle of sin. It refers to ‘treating the blood of the son of God as common’. In other words it means that we treat the blood of Jesus as if it is the blood of bulls and lambs. The previous verses say that the blood of bulls and goats covers your sins for a year. Hebrews 10 goes on to say Jesus’s blood took away your sins once and for all. Hebrews 9 tells you Jesus offered his blood through the eternal Spirit in an eternal tabernacle securing eternal forgiveness.
As such if you still think that Jesus’s blood only secures your forgiveness until your next confession or your next repentance or sacrifice, you are ‘sinning deliberately’ in accordance to Hebrews 10:26. You have just treated Jesus’s blood as common and insulted the Spirit of grace who had just said ‘I remember their sins no more’.
“Sowing in the flesh” in Galatians 6
Read in context ‘sowing in the flesh’ means putting your trust in the act of circumcision. Paul goes on to say if you obey one part of the law of Moses, you are obliged to follow all the aspects of the law. As such ‘sowing in the flesh’ does not mean ‘sowing in your sins’. It means trusting the law to make you righteous.
“Sheep and Goats”
The parable of the goats and sheep is probably the most misunderstood. It does not refer to the kindness of the sheep or its good works. It is about the differing nature of the sheep and the goats. The sheep do good works without knowing it. The goats, on the other hand, base their existence, on not missing out on good works. They delight in it so much that they forget, what really matters. In Israel the sheep and the goats are in a single sheep fold. The shepherd separates them by their nature.
If you have a nature that trust in your good works you are a goat. If you possess a nature that produces good works you are a sheep. This is because the Holy Spirit is in you. He is the one that fills your heart with the nature of God.
That’s all folks. Will update later.