The warning passage of Hebrews 10:26-31 is one of five warning passages throughout the book of Hebrews regarding apostasy. Hebrews 1:1-2:4; 3:7-12; 5:11-6:15; 10:26-31; and 12:25-27 are the five warning passages; the one being addressed in this paper is the fourth, and arguably the most serious and sobering. These warnings are some of the hardest passages to interpret in the New Testament and have been thoroughly investigated and debated throughout church history, and even today. The problem with these passages, and specifically the fourth, is that they have raised concerns regarding apostasy and whether salvation can be lost. This has created a relative division regarding the problem over time. Two main camps of theology have manifested that will be considered; those who believe salvation can be lost, such as Arminians, and those who believe salvation cannot be lost, such as Calvinists. This paper will argue the Arminian interpretation of this passage is the most accurate and that the Calvinist interpretation is untenable as it relates to this warning regarding apostasy and losing salvation.
Priddy, Jonathan T.
"Hebrews 10:26-31: Apostasy and Can Believers Lose Salvation?,"
Diligence: Journal of the Liberty University Online Religion Capstone in Research and Scholarship: Vol. 8
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/djrc/vol8/iss1/2