Myth 55: Being Punished for Treating the Blood of Jesus as Unholy Blood.

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Myth 55. trod under foot the Son of God, and count the blood of the covenant wherewith you were sanctified, an unholy thing, and do despite unto the Spirit of grace Heb 12:15

How do we actually treat the blood of Jesus as an “unholy” thing?

Let’s look at the context.

Hebrews 10

26 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, 27 but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God.

28 Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.

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?

Now what does this means?

Let’s look at what the word “unholy” mean in its original language.

has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace?

κοινός koinos

Thayer Definition:

  • 1) common
  • 2) common, i.e. ordinary, belonging to generality

Let’s see how the Jewish Bible translate this.

Think how much worse will be the punishment deserved by someone who has trampled underfoot the Son of God; who has treated as something common the blood of the covenant[h] which made him holy; and who has insulted the Spirit, giver of God’s grace!

What is “common blood” in this context of Hebrews 10

Lets read it.

10 The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming—not the realities themselves. For this reason it (the law) can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship. Otherwise, would they not have stopped being offered? For the worshipers would have been cleansed once for all, and would no longer have felt guilty for their sins.But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins. It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said:

Sacrifice and offering you did not desire,
but a body you prepared for me;
6 with burnt offerings and sin offerings
you were not pleased.
7 Then I said, ‘Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll—
I have come to do your will, my God.’”[a]

First he said, “Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them”—though they were offered in accordance with the law. Then he said, “Here I am, I have come to do your will.” He sets aside the first to establish the second. 10 And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

11 Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12 But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, 13 and since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool. 14 For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.

15 The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says:

16 “This is the covenant I will make with them
after that time, says the Lord.
I will put my laws in their hearts,
and I will write them on their minds.”[b]

17 Then he adds:

“Their sins and lawless acts
I will remember no more.”[c]

18 And where these have been forgiven, sacrifice for sin is no longer necessary.

A Call to Persevere in Faith

19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

26 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, 27 but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. 28 Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 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?

See it? Common blood is the blood of bulls and goats offered because of the law.

What is the difference? See the chart below.

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In other words when you think that God’s forgiveness is given to you again and again everytime you confess you are treating the blood of Jesus as blood of bulls and goats.

If you are saved by grace and go back to practice the law, you are treating the blood as bulls and goats.

If you think that God has not fully justified you and you still need to confess to be forgiven, you are treating the blood of Jesus as an unholy (common) thing.

Are you saying when you do that you lost your salvation? No? I don’t think so.

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Peace.

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For those of you who are new, these series of articles are dedicated to refuting the teaching that a believer can lose its salvation. I am using a reference of 70 ways a believer can fall away from a blogger who name himself smashing idols.

(His full article is here: http://smashingidols7.wordpress.com/2011/02/12/70-ways-a-believer-can-fall-away/

Also you can follow the refutes of his 70 ways here by just click to this link:https://hischarisisenough.wordpress.com/tag/70-ways-to-lose-your-salvation/)

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11 thoughts on “Myth 55: Being Punished for Treating the Blood of Jesus as Unholy Blood.

  1. This message is so important to get out. Many saints are still walking around guilty, not being able to draw near to God with full assurance. Thank you brother Simon for bringing t\he bible in such clarity. It truly is a letter of life, peace, and love. Blessings my dear brother!

  2. What about the ‘worthy to be punished’ part – people who feel they need to keep confessing to get forgiveness, how are they worthy to be punished? That makes me feel upset and I wonder if you would address that part and put my fears of punishment to rest. I definitely believe I don’t have to keep confessing my sins, they are all gone through the blood of Jesus, past present and future..but what if sometimes I slip into performance thinking and confess my sins or feel I”m not forgiven if I don’t confess, you know, like temporarily get confused and forget what I’ve learned about grace, am I going to be worthy to be punished? Not lose my salvation, but what then??

    Thank you for helping me!

    • The author is referring to the system and not the act of confessing our sins over and over again. It is rejecting Jesus and trusting the law of Moses and its sacrifice to provide salvation. One must know God’s heart in the provision of this new system. It is to be sin proof and not a fault finding system. You are forgiven once and for all. Those who sin deliberately are those who reject Jesus to trust the Law. It does not refer to you. It is written to Jews who keep the Mosiac system. Not you.

      • Wait, in verse 29 it says it has sanctified them, yet they’re still gonna be punished. And when you said “Are you saying when you do that you lost your salvation? No? I don’t think so.” did you mean you did lose it or not? The rhetorical questions kinda confused me. Also, isn’t it kinda the easy way out to just say that hebrews 10:26-29 refers only to jews who keep the mosiac system? I can’t seem to get it settled in my consience brother Simon. Could you clear this out for me?

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