Summary: To show that hell is the result of rejection and violation of CHRIST's blood in the New Testament.
Have you CHRIST's offer of salvation?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that hell is the result of rejection and violation of CHRIST's blood in the New Testament.
Hebrews 10:29 (Amplified Bible)
10:29 How much worse (sterner and heavier) punishment do you suppose he will be judged to deserve who has spurned and [thus] trampled underfoot the Son of God, and who has considered the covenant blood by which he was consecrated common and unhallowed, thus profaning it and insulting and outraging the [Holy] Spirit [Who imparts] grace (the unmerited favor and blessing of God)?
Thank You very much LORD JESUS, to Your covenant blood that ratified and established the New Covenant and has redeemed me from the power and curse of everything and everyone that separates me from You.
Rejection of Christ's Blood will mean much more death
Subtitle: Study on the Book of Hebrews
A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70
B. Style of writing: Best Greek style
C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos
D. Audience: Hebrew Christians
E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels - J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible
F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Sorer punishment to those who rejected CHRIST's covenant blood
"How much worse (sterner and heavier) punishment do you suppose he will be judged to deserve who has spurned and [thus] trampled underfoot the Son of God,"
Hebrews 2:3 (Amplified Bible)
2:3 How shall we escape [appropriate retribution] if we neglect and refuse to pay attention to such a great salvation [as is now offered to us, letting it drift past us forever]? For it was declared at first by the Lord [Himself], and it was confirmed to us and proved to be real and genuine by those who personally heard [Him speak].
Hebrews 12:25 (Amplified Bible)
12:25 So see to it that you do not reject Him or refuse to listen to and heed Him Who is speaking [to you now]. For if they [the Israelites] did not escape when they refused to listen and heed Him Who warned and divinely instructed them [here] on earth [revealing with heavenly warnings His will], how much less shall we escape if we reject and turn our backs on Him Who cautions and admonishes [us] from heaven?
The time of salvation of all people is now, because 2000 years ago CHRIST became man, walk on this earth, crucified, died, rose again and now sitting at GOD's right hand. Now the offer of salvation still stands, to those who accepted the offer, will mean bypassing death and will go direct to life, while those who rejected it will mean rejection of CHRIST's blood that will bring him more severe punishment that those in the old testament who rejected and violated the Mosaic Law.
2 Corinthians 6:2 (Amplified Bible)
6:2 For He says, In the time of favor (of an assured welcome) I have listened to and heeded your call, and I have helped you on the day of deliverance (the day of salvation). Behold, NOW is truly the time for a gracious welcome and acceptance [of you from God]; behold, now is the day of salvation!
Man are full of alibis, share GOD's salvation to him/her, they will say they're busy, make it next time, next time comes, they will say something else, and then avoids you, to me it's equal to rejection and violation of the CHRIST's covenant blood, not accepting it. If you're gonna accept CHRIST, do what 2 Corinthians 6:2, accept CHRIST NOW!
B. CHRIST's covenant blood was treated as unholy thing despising the HOLY SPIRIT
"and who has considered the covenant blood by which he was consecrated common and unhallowed, thus profaning it and insulting and outraging the [Holy] Spirit [Who imparts] grace (the unmerited favor and blessing of God)?"
It's a direct insult to the HOLY SPIRIT, because the HOLY SPIRIT is the One who shares CHRIST to the people, not us.
Acts 15:8 (Amplified Bible)
15:8 And God, Who is acquainted with and understands the heart, bore witness to them, giving them the Holy Spirit as He also did to us;
Romans 9:1 (Amplified Bible)
9:1 I AM speaking the truth in Christ. I am not lying; my conscience [enlightened and prompted] by the Holy Spirit bearing witness with me
Hebrews 2:4 (Amplified Bible)
2:4 [Besides this evidence] it was also established and plainly endorsed by God, Who showed His approval of it by signs and wonders and various miraculous manifestations of [His] power and by imparting the gifts of the Holy Spirit [to the believers] according to His own will.