Honestly, we are just discussing some of the studies that we have been doing. Noahide Laws and the difference between falling Away and falling into sin. Being a Cain or a David, being a Peter or a Judas.
Hebrews 6:4-6 4For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, 5And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, 6If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
Hebrews 10:26-29 26For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, 27But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. 28He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: 29Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
Strong’s Concordance apostasia: defection, revolt Original Word: ἀποστασία, ας, ἡ Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: apostasia Phonetic Spelling: (ap-os-tas-ee’-ah)
Definition: defection, revolt Usage: defection, apostasy, revolt.
HELPS Word-studies 646 apostasía (from 868 /aphístēmi, “leave, depart,” which is derived from 575 /apó, “away from” and 2476 /histémi, “stand”) – properly, departure (implying desertion); apostasy – literally, “a leaving, from a previous standing.”
It is not said that they had faith. This supposed person is like the spies at Kadesh-barnea
who saw the land and had the very fruit of it in their hands, and yet turned back. Let us endeavour to distinguish between what it is to “fall” and what it is “to fall away.” To fall is to pass into a state of sin after we have once known the grace of God.
And it is of two kinds. Sometimes it is a gradual declension, an almost imperceptible shading off into a cold, prayerless frame of mind.
When Christ is not in the heart, and the heart is not in Christ—that is a fall, a deep, dangerous fall.
That was the fall of Laodicea.
Sometimes a fall is a rapid rush down a precipice into an act, or even into a habit, of positive sin.
That was David’s fall. Now God forbid that we should hide or extenuate the amazing peril of either of these two states; for both lie in the road which leads on ultimately to reprobation. But still in neither of these states has the soul yet fallen away.
II. To fall away is to go on in sin till you let Christ go altogether. It is to cease to acknowledge Him to be a Saviour at all. It is to be in the state of deadly hatred to Jesus Christ that we would rather He did not exist; and if we had the opportunity, we could do exactly what the Jews did, so hateful is He to us.
To fall is to offend God; to fall away is to abandon God. To fall is to sin, and be unhappy; to fall away is to sin and be happy. To fall is to leave Christ; to fall away is to forsake Him for ever.
To fall is accompanied with a secret hope and wish and intention to come back again; to fall away is to be resolute that you will never return.
To fall is the act of a deceived heart; to fall away is the perversion of the whole man. To fall is guilt; to fall away is apostasy.
Matthew 12:31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.
Strong’s #3895: parapipto (pronounced par-ap-ip’-to) from 3844 and 4098; to fall aside, i.e. (figuratively) to apostatize:–fall away.
Thayer’s Greek Lexicon: ́ parapiptō 1) to fall beside a person or thing 2) to slip aside 2a) to deviate from the right path, turn aside, wander 2b) to error 2c) to fall away (from the true faith): from worship of Jehovah Part of Speech: verb Relation: from G3844 and G4098 Citing in TDNT: 6:170, 846 Usage:
This word is used 1 times: adunatos: unable, powerless Original Word: ἀδύνατος, ον Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: adunatos Phonetic Spelling: (ad-oo’-nat-os)
Definition: unable, powerless Usage: of persons: incapable; of things: impossible; either the inability, or that which is impossible.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance Word Origin from alpha (as a neg. prefix) and dunatos
Definition unable, powerless
NASB Translation impossible (6), no strength (1), things that are impossible (1), could not do (1), without strength (1).
Thayer’s Greek Lexicon STRONGS NT 102: ἀδύνατος ἀδύνατος, (δύναμαι) (from Herodotus down); 1. without strength, impotent: τοῖς ποσί, Acts 14:8; figuratively, of Christians whose faith is not yet quite firm,
Romans 15:1 (opposed to δυνατός). 2. impossible (in contrast with δυνατόν): παρά τίνι, for (with) anyone,
Matthew 19:26; Mark 10:27; Luke 18:27; τό ἀδύνατος τοῦ νόμου ‘what the law could not do’ (this God effected by, etc.; (others take τό ἀδύνατος here as nominative absolutely, cf. Buttmann, 381 (326);
Winer’s Grammar, 574 (534); Meyer or Gifford at the passage)),
Romans 8:3; followed by the accusative with an infinitive,
Hebrews 6:4, 18; Hebrews 10:4; by an infinitive, Hebrews 11:6.
Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance impossible, impotent, weak. From a (as a negative particle) and dunatos; unable, i.e. Weak (literally or figuratively); passively, impossible — could not do, impossible, impotent, not possible, weak. see GREEK a see GREEK dunatos