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-Hebrews 6:4-6; 10:26 My pastor scares me about sinning when he uses these scriptures? This has really depressed me as I fear of losing my salvation.

Before we get into what Paul is saying in these scriptures about the matchless sacrifice of Emmanuel the Christ, let's look at our part.

Paul throughout the book of Hebrews is making a comparison between the Old Testament.old covenant sacrifices and its priesthood and the New Testament.new covenant much greater sacrifice and much greater priesthood of Christ. 

Hebrews 10:1,2 talks of the 'once purged from sin' effect of having no need to again worry if one had later sinned. Christ's sacrifice was so great that it covered all sins of everyone, for all time, past present and future.(Hebrews 9:26,28; 10:14,17; Romans 6:10) (perhaps later also see 'Sin No Longer Counts').whereas the sacrifices under the First or old covenant could not accomplish this:.Hebrews 10:2-4,8.

We already have forgiveness of sins. So Christ came.(see 'Why Christ Came').to take this inferior covenant away.(Hebrews 10:9).and establish the much better one.(Hebrews 9:10,14), the one in which Christ's sacrifice took care of all sin forever:.Hebrews 10:12

Because of what Christ has done, Creator-Father-God no longer is interested in sinful man and is pursuing the rest of His plan of redemption.(Hebrews 9:12; Colossians 1:14; Ephesians 1:7), having dispensed with what has already been done in His plan of redemption, the removal of sin once and for all and exchanging sin.(Isaiah 53:6).for the free gift of righteousness given to all, even those who don't know that yet.

Hebrews 10:17,18 tells us that because of Christ's incredibly important sacrifice, that no other offering for sin was ever again needed as was necessary annually under the old covenant:.Hebrews 10:3. That is because His sacrifice was so much greater, that it didn't just cover sin, as the sacrifices did under the old covenant, but it eradicated all sin, past present and future. It eradicated its effects, that is regarding God, that is, if one believes that it has.

Belief is so important. That's why it takes faith to believe. Once that sacrifice, actually a gift.(*), has been applied to you.(you accept it, that's it), you are thereafter always and forever holy, perfect and righteous in the Father's eyes. 

Because of all this, we can now have boldness in a relationship with the Father and not be fearful and get depressed over sins still in our lives:.Hebrews 10:19-24; 1John 2:1.

The sin.(original for word 'sin' is 'missing the mark').now is not realizing that you are righteous in the Father's eyes and can have a confident relationship with Him thanks to Christ.(1John 5:10-15).and that other sins no longer cause any death penalty and cannot take away your salvation:.1John 5:17

Once born of God.(by believing in Emmanuel the Christ and wanting a relationship with the Father).the sinning part of us no longer counts, as 1John 5:17 shows that we know that we are now in possession of the gift of righteousness:.Romans 5:17

So Hebrews 10:26 is saying that if we sin willfully.(know to do better but don't).after we have received this knowledge, realize that there is none other sacrifice than the one of Christ that has taken care of sin.(again Hebrews 10:9,10,12,14).and cautions these Christians to not be thinking that they should have to again sacrifice as was necessary under the old covenant to cover sin, because without Christ.(understand what Christ is).and with the old covenant having been abolished, all you are left with is the fear of punishment: Hebrews 10:27-29. Verse 29 here, refers to."doing despite...".by rejecting Christ's sacrifice.(as none other is now acceptable to God, the Old Testament ones being now defunct).and does not refer to any sins that you may have and still do, as doing despite. They cannot. They have all been all looked after by Christ's matchless sacrifice, once for all sin, for all time. 

That does not mean that various trials and sufferings will not still be there. These are there to work character so that we can be established in righteousness:.1Peter 5:10 "But the God of all grace, who has called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Emmanuel, after that you have suffered.(experienced some of the heartaches life offers so we can develop a perspective).awhile, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you."

Being established in strong good character, means one can handle the vicissitudes of life which come along.

2Thessalonians 2:16,17 "Now our Lord Emmanuel the Christ himself and God, even our Father, which has loved us and has given us everlasting.consolation.(or 'an everlasting relationship' as the original has it).and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and stablish you in every good word and work.(both words and work are important for growth in character).".See 'Relationship with God'.

1Thessalonians 3:13.(from the original)."To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God our Father, when Christ's nature of love is present in your heart."

And we have our part too:.James 5:8.(from the original)."Be you also patient; stablish your hearts, for the presence of the Lord is always near.".(a statement of comfort, as is Hebrews 13:5 ".....he has said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you.".{word 'near' is in the perfect tense in Greek and corresponds to the perfect tense in English and describes an action which is viewed as having been completed in the past, once and for all, not needing to be repeated}).

Also 2Thessalonians 3:3; Romans 16:25

On Hebrews 6:4 part of your question, please see here.
 


-Matthew 27:5 comparing with Acts 1:18: Why are there seemingly contradictory accounts of the death of Judas, who betrayed Emmanuel?

Both accounts are true. Matthew records the mode in which Judas attempted his death by hanging. Peter speaks of the result. Judas probably passed out of the temple in great haste and perturbation of mind:.John 13:21-30. Judas sought a place where he might perpetrate this crime and get the money the chief priests were to pay him:.Matthew 26:15,16

Later, in his anguish, his haste, his desire to die, he seized upon a rope and suspended himself and it is not at all remarkable or indeed unusual, that the rope might prove too weak and break. Falling headlong, that is, on his, face, he burst asunder and in awful horrors died, a double death with double pains and double horrors, the reward of his aggravated guilt:.Matthew 27:3-5.
 


-Philippians 2:3.and.James 2:8.In Philippians 2:3 it says to esteem others as.better.than ourselves, yet in James 2:8 it says to love others.equal.to ourselves? How is this to be understood?
 
-Matthew 5:41.What about this being compelled to go a mile by some authority?

Click on the scripture for the answer.


-Romans 7:6.What does it mean to."serve God in newness of Spirit"? and what is the law being talked of here?

The law being talked of here refers to verse 1 in the same chapter:.Romans 7:1 "Know you not, brethren, for I speak to them that know the law.(most people have no idea of their ego and the rules and regulations society has to keep the flesh from going nuts), how that the law has dominion over a man as long as he lives?".Paul gives an example of it in the verses that follow, showing an analogy of a woman who had a husband who is now dead and how she was bound to him by the law until he died, now being made free. This has nothing to do with marriage and divorce as it's only an analogy:.Romans 7:2-4.
 


-Romans 8:2 What is this."law of the spirit of life in Christ Emmanuel"?

The law Paul was meaning here is the law of love:.Galatians 6:2; 5:14; Matthew 22:36-40

The spirit of life.(and contrast the law of sin and death in the same verse).mentioned in Romans 8:2,.is the spirit of wholeness which is called the Holy Spirit. Wholeness comes from lack of a belief in separation from the Infinite One.


-Genesis 9:13 Was this bow in the sky at the time the great flood was over, a rainbow? If so, how come no one back then saw a rainbow before? Is this the first 'making' of a rainbow?

The bow in the sky described in Genesis 9:13 is a rainbow from as much information as we can gather. It was a special sign from the Creator that He would never again destroy all flesh on the Earth with a flood:.Genesis 9:11,13,15.

The reason no one saw a bow in the sky like this before is because up to the time of the flood no one had seen any rain, as a mist watered the Earth:.Genesis 2:5,6.

This was the first seeing of a rainbow by humans. The Sun that produces rainbows when there are showers, was not seen before due to the heavy continuous mist.


-Revelation 1:19 What were the things mentioned in this scripture that would come hereafter?

The messages to the seven churches back then:.Revelation chapters 2 and 3; the ongoing fact from that time.(Revelation 22:10).Christ would always be there for us:.Revelation 22:13; John's incredible visions: Chapters 4 to 22.
 


-Genesis 2:9 and 3:22 What is the significance of this tree of life as compared to the tree of the knowledge of good and evil?

Genesis 2:9 "And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden and the tree of knowledge of good and evil." Genesis 3:22 "And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil and now, lest he put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat and live for ever.".And then mankind would have lacked the opportunity to overcome the nature that was now to be developed in him, the nature of the ego, the nature of low consciousness. Man now needed some struggle, some feedback on his thoughts and actions, in order to progress into higher consciousness, why man is here on Earth.

The verses show it's not in God's plan for anyone to live forever unless he or she is of the mind to be on the good side and to ensure this, one has to live a life that evinces his heart over time.

Note the differences between these two trees. They both looked nice and produced food. One was in the middle of the garden. The other was off somewhere else. One tree freely offered eternal life and the other tree was not the opposite of that, which would have been eternal death, if there were such a thing; see on Death.

One tree was for eternal life in bliss. The other was a tree of knowledge. This shows that when one is in eternal life, he does not need this thing called knowledge contrasts; the good and evil. 

Knowledge is gained through experience.(Hebrews 5:14), otherwise it is not much more than a fanciful.notion. But man chose not the tree of life and so he lives his life on Earth and learns as he goes along, hopefully gaining knowledge along the way which enables him to live better. But this is all about the physical life. What about beyond the physical?

With eternal life in a person, he is in all knowledge; he has instant knowing of whatever his attention may be on; he has access to it all.

Man, being the creature of curiosity that he is and with the nature he came with.(*), wanted it all. He wanted to know what both trees would provide by experiencing what each provided. God wanted the eternal life tree kept away from those with the consciousness to instead select that other tree. And we are all like this until we hit the different pathway.
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