If that is in fact the meaning, this verse should cause terror and despair rather than mere concern. Here it is the awful revelation of the highest sin and its terrible doom: the one sacrifice rejected, and now no more a sacrifice for sins ever to be found, How awful to sin wilfully. Paul commanding believer to "make no provision (stop making provision - pronoia - present imperative with a negative) for the flesh in regard to its lusts." Have you so vain an imagination as to dream that there will be a second ransom offered for those who have not escaped the wrath to come, and that God the Holy Ghost will again come and strive with sinners who willfully rejected Him? A sermon on Hebrews 10:26-31 (Outline taken from Sermon Central contributor Doug Lyon from his sermon called "Worse Than Death") HoHum: We have all been around people who could change their moods at the flip of a switch. The sermon was not new to Edwards since he had preached it previously in his own church of Northampton, MA. That he has exhausted the virtue of the one sacrifice, is not said: but in proportion to his willing rejection of it, has ceased to operate for him. Woe to Those Who Trample the Son of God. By so doing, they treated the blood of the new covenant as commonplace. (Luke 23:18, 29, 30). There are several ways that those who take this view explain the phrase. Hard Sayings of the Bible: Walter C. Kaiser Jr. Hebrews 6:4-8 When Repentance Becomes Impossible, Take about 45 minutes and listen to Max Maclean's reading of the sermon with about 4 minute introduction by R C Sproul - if you dare, give it a listen -. (2 Pe 2:18-19, Pr 5:22), 2. (Jas 5:3). Its details are clear, and warning is alarming. Even though he has been issuing this strong warning, the author has all along included himself with his readers by using the first person plural (“Let us,” Heb 10:22, 23, 24; “we,” 10:26, 30). If we sin willfully reveals that this act is deliberate. It was based upon a text from Deuteronomy 32:35, "Their foot shall slide in due time. 35Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. In other words when one knows the truth about Jesus and rejects Jesus, the "time is up!" It is a doctrine with great practical ramifications. ". He was a moral genius. But their interest in the things of God begins to wane, and the pressures and attractions of the world distract them further still, until they have no interest at all They may turn to another religion or to no religion at all. I would give worlds, if I had them, that Age of Reason had not been published. - It was reported recently that an enormous pine tree in the mountains of Colorado had fallen victim to a pine beetle and died. Just like Heb 6:6 (impossible to renew then again to repentance) warns of the critical danger of turning from Christ’s once-for-all, perfect sacrifice back to the shadows which could never make the worshiper perfect in conscience. If you were a poor beggar at the door, and a rich man had bidden you into his feast out of pure charity, what would you deserve if you had treated his provisions in this way? As Spurgeon said “Think lightly of hell, and you will think lightly of the cross”. God's "burning anger" is frequently pictured in the Old Testament and here are a few examples - 250 men who rebelled w/ Korah = Nu 16:35; Against Judah = Jer 4:4; Nineveh = Na 1:5, 6; Zeph 1:18 (the fire of His jealousy); Zeph 3:8; Mal 4:1; Ps 79:5. Do business with God. Vine says the verb form epiginosko suggests generally a directive, a more special, recognition of the object known than ginosko. They have received the unadulterated truth! I HAVE, in several Discourses, shewn you, from plain and uncontestible Passages of the New Testament, what those Terms and Conditions are, upon which Almighty God will finally pardon, accept, and justify, those professed Christians, who have been, in any Sense, or any Degree, …Benjamin Hoadly—Several Discourses Concerning the Terms of Acceptance with God, "By one offering He hath perfected forever them that are sanctified" (Heb. Jan 21, 1990. The question will be asked, But what is wilful sin? What is apostasy and how can I recognize it? Hebrews 10:26 For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, (NASB: Lockman) Greek: Ekousios gar amartanonton emon meta to labein ten epignosin tes aletheias, ouketi peri amartion apoleipetai thusia. DEEPLY as our feelings may be moved on a day such as this, deeply as our hearts may be affected with a sense of sin, and at the same time filled with thankfulness for the mercy from on high, that planned to save us by God not sparing His own Son, we can only be sure of having found the right and true use of the day, when we bring our thoughts and feelings to the test of Scripture. I was taken aback. The Way into the Holiest. Second, to emphasize the unvarying outworking of this law: no exceptions are made. Sometimes people will say, “I don’t believe in a God of judgment. After layering one truth on top of another in explaining the supremacy of Jesus Christ in his person and sufficiency in his redemptive work, our writer gives a series of summarizing applications. But their enthusiasm was cooling and the cost of being a Christian was becoming too high. Holiness and the Will of God. Do it and you begin to die. He declared, “No man can come to the throne of God and say, ‘I’m a better man than Rousseau.’” When he knew death was close at hand, he boasted, “Ah, how happy a thing it is to die, when one has no reason for remorse or self-reproach.” Then he prayed, “Eternal Being, the soul that I am going to give Thee back is as pure at this moment as it was when it proceeded from Thee; render it a partaker of Thy felicity!”, This is an amazing statement when we realize that Rousseau didn’t profess to be born again. The problem with this view is that they have to explain away the many passages that clearly teach that salvation is God’s free gift, not based on anything in us, but only on the shed blood of Jesus Christ. You don’t want to go there! Do you think when you are in hell that Christ will come a second time to die for you? The immediate context defines that sin as one of the continued forsaking of the means of grace at the services of the Christian assemblies, and the habitual commission of the sin defined in Heb 10:29-note. Hebrews 10:26 says that a person who sins willfully cannot be brought back to salvation. To the contrary we now have the power to enable us to fight against the temptation to deliberately sin. Apoleipo - 7x in 7v - 2Ti 4:13, 20; Titus 1:5; Heb 4:6, 9; 10:26; Jude 1:6. (2Th 1:8, 9, 10). But it was also clear that he had consciously gone out to do work on the sabbath and was not ignorant of the law against work on that day. The effect of the sermon was immediate. How will I respond to the light I have been given? him!”. It is difficult not only because of the subject, but also because some of it is difficult to interpret. O Lord, how this message needs to be sounded forth boldly from the pulpits across America as so many I fear are deceived by their profession as indicated by their absence of a changed life. God's hand is very helpful when it uplifts, but it is awful when it presses down: better a world on the shoulder, like Atlas, than God's hand on the heart, like David. So either way, we can do without you” (Spurgeon's Expository Encyclopedia [Baker], 10:149; slightly edited). No (ouketi) means absolutely no longer. (b) A second way to understand “sanctified” is that it refers to outward sanctification in the sense of being identified with God’s people, but not to the person’s true heart condition before God. He has promised sanctification for you by coming to you Himself and being made of God to you sanctification. They knew the truth fully, but have deliberately renounced what they once embraced. Hebrews 4, Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is from the most widely read and often quoted preacher in history, Charles Haddon Spurgeon No one in the church had any idea until she took her boys and left to return to her hometown. 'You shall have one law for him who does anything unintentionally, for him who is native among the sons of Israel and for the alien who sojourns among them. . cuts at the roots of the ill weed of sin. CHARLES TEMPLETON? God haters include depraved men like Voltaire who said of Christ the frightening words "Curse the wretch!… In twenty years Christianity will be no more. You may wrong another person and somehow manage to escape his vengeance. It is impossible to sin and follow the Spirit at the same time. Instead of depending upon the atoning death of Christ they cling to the blood of bulls and goats as superior to that of the Son of God offered at Calvary (Heb 10:1-18). He castigated people. Repenting of sin is a painful process. (Eph 5:16), 4. Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. And of course if they persist in sin and do not confess and repent, they will likely experience the discipline of God (see Hebrews 12:5-11). --1 Thess. The stakes were identical—Heaven or Hell. And Thou didst forgive the guilt of my sin. (a) John Owen (An Exposition of Hebrews [The National Foundation for Christian Education], 4:545) argues that it does not refer to the apostate, but to Christ Himself, “who was sanctified and dedicated unto God to be an eternal high priest, by the blood of the covenant which he offered unto God….” This is possible grammatically, although it seems to force into the context something that is specifically taught in John 17:19, but only alluded to in Hebrews (Hebrews 2:10; 5:7, 9; 9:11, 12). A similar warning against defection from the faith (falling away from the truth about the great High Priest Jesus) is presented in Heb 2:1-note, He 2:3-note where it is described as letting truth slip away, in Heb 3:7, 8-note where it is described as hardening the heart against the Holy Spirit, in He 6:4, 5-note, He 6:6-note where it is described as falling away and crucifying the Son of God and lastly in Heb 12:25-note where it is described as a refusal to hear and heed God's warning from heaven. Newton observes that "Willfully stands at the front of the sentence (Ed: In the original Greek text) in an emphatic position as a reminder that the ones he addresses are not the weak or immature or ignorant or occasional doubters that are true believers but struggling with their perseverance. ", Another eyewitness recorded in his diary, "There was a great moaning and crying out through ye whole House-"What Shall I do to be saved"-"Oh I am going to Hell"-"Oh what shall I do for Christ" etc. The things that had once seemed important now seemed trivial. 19. Spurgeon's Morning and Evening; David Guzik :: Génesis 14 – Abram Rescata a Lot y Conoce a Melquisedec; O.T. The use of the title, “Son of God,” seems “to indicate that the form of apostasy in view involves a scornful denial of the deity of Christ” (Philip Hughes, A Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews [Eerdmans], p. 422). It had survived fourteen lightning strikes and many years of Colorado winters, including avalanches and fires. x. Sin is like that. He is the radiance of God’s glory, the exact representation of His nature, and He upholds all things by the word of His power (Heb 1:1-3). Therefore, we must understand that Jonathan Edwards’s passionate love for God and his flock was the reason he employed every tool in his considerable stores of logic and metaphor to plead for his people’s souls in “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” He was less concerned with God’s wrath than with his grace, which was freely extended to sinners who repented. 3475 Mainway PO Box 5070, STN LCD 1 Burlington, ON L7R 3Y8. One such village was the town of Enfield, Connecticut. Andrew Murray. He who covers his sin will not prosper…, Illustration: In an August 2000 poll conducted by Christianity Today on internet pornography, 33% of active ministers admitted having visited porn sites. He cared for the oppressed and exploited. Selah. Titus 1:16-note They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny (deny is present tense = this speaks of one's lifestyle, the habitual practices of one's life - their lips lie, but their actions tell the truth about their unregenerate heart) Him, being detestable (bdekluktos from bdelusso = to emit a foul odor in turn from bdeo = to stink!) Commentators compare such sins to the sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, representing an unpardonable sin of “high treason and revolt against God” (Walter Kaiser, Toward Rediscovering the Old Testament, p. 132, cited by Ronald Allen, Expositor's Bible Commentary, ed. (ILLUSTRATION) To glimpse his passion, we can imagine ourselves as parents raising our children along a boulevard on which huge trucks regularly pass at great speed. The author is saying that to make such a choice is to trample on the Son of God and to treat His shed blood as worthless. After a person leaves God, it makes little difference where he then goes. Hebrews 11:8 Call to the Unconverted, A Galatians 3:10 Canaan on Earth Deuteronomy 11:10-12 Carnal Mind Enmity Against God, The Romans 8:27 Caution to the Presumptuous, A 1 Corinthians 10:12 Chaff Driven Away, The Psalm 1:4 Character of Christ’s People, The John 17:16 Characteristics of Faith John 4:48 Chastisement Hebrews 12:15 At times we may even recognize that we planned our sin quite carefully, or at least planned to walk into temptation, knowing full well (in our hearts, if not in our minds) that we would give in. Entanglement by the Cords of one's own Sin - Not long after a wealthy contractor had finished building the Tombs prison in New York, he was found guilty of forgery and sentenced to several years in the prison he had built! Before we get into this terrifying passage, we need to understand the main issue the writer is addressing and that is the issue of sinning willfully. Comment by J Vernon McGee - This is a great proverb. . . The word is hekousios, which means, “voluntarily, of one’s own accord.” It is opposed to sins committed inconsiderately, and from ignorance or weakness. Then here is, the reason upon which it is concluded that they were not of us, were not what they pretended, or what we are, and that is their actual defection: "For, if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us" (1Jn 2:19); had the sacred truth been rooted in their hearts it would have held them with us (Ed: cp "rocky soil" Mk 4:5, 6, 17); had they had the anointing from above, by which they had been made true and real Christians, they would not have turned antichrists. For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. He is describing a hypothetical situation. "And all the trees of the field shall know that I, Jehovah, have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the dry tree to flourish. If you were to follow those two tracks, however, you would find that one ends in San Francisco, the other in New York. He was silent as to confession, but not as to sorrow. If we sin wilfully. It describes an abiding state of willful, deliberate sinning! Wild animals remain wild and so does Sin. You will find in the average church that there is a Band-Aid of silence wrapped over the cancer of sin. 1. If your doctrine is true, we certainly do not need you. Paul uses it in the active voice to describe leaving behind of his cloak (2Ti 4:13-note cp the two other uses of the active voice - 2Ti 4:20-note; Titus 1:5-note). It’s intellectual suicide.”, “I don’t know about anybody else,” he said, “but I’ve decided that that’s the path for me.”, (Another quote from Farewell to God - My Reasons for Rejecting the Christian Faith - page 232) - "I believe that there is no supreme being with human attributes--no God in the Biblical sense --but that life is the result of timeless evolutionary forces, having reached its present transient state over millions of years....How can one believe the Biblical account of the creation of the world in six days when every eminent physicist agrees that all living species have evolved over millions of years from primitive beginnings. That would not be as bad as insulting the Spirit of grace by turning your back on the free pardon that He offers through the blood of Jesus Christ! People don’t think of him that way, but they don’t read the Bible. 14). All that I can ever rely upon if I postpone all thoughts of faith—all is here already. Although the apostates had formerly been associated with God’s people, their rebellion has put them on the side of God’s adversaries (Heb 10:27). Romans 13:14+ commands against such foolish logic (actually more like illogic or overt stupidity - Sin is stupidity!) Not to my fellow men or to the high priest, but unto Jehovah! This entire line of thinking makes no sense to me. For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me. The Hebrew legislator had said to Jehovah: "I beseech thee show me thy glory." Had they received a distorted picture of Christianity there might have been hope, for one could correct the distortion. When the author says, “if we go on sinning willfully,” he is not talking about the “normal” sins that every believer commits. Spurgeon - It would have been better for you never to have had any knowledge of the truth, than to have known it, and then sinned willfully against it, and so, after all, to be a castaway. According to locals, up to that point the tree was thought to be indestructible. x. A fire in the bones! (The Only Options: Christ or Judgment? It was their overt rejection of that truth which defined their apostasy which in turn warranted such a severe "judicial sentence" by God. God chooses not to hear the prayers of those who cherish their sin (Ps 66:18, Pr 15:8, 29, Pr 21:13, Pr 28:9, Isa 1:15, Jn 9:31, Jas 4:3). No; our way is perfectly safe; you can be at ease. Such will be the inescapable fate of all of those who are found to be “the enemies of God.” And such will be the case for any of us should we persist in a purposeful choice of deliberate and continual sin and persistent rejection of Jesus. This is a part of the description which God himself gave to Moses, of His own nature and attributes. God's pardons are deep and thorough: the knife of mercy “The Lord, the Lord God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth; who keeps lovingkindness for thousands, who for-gives iniquity, transgression and sin.” [So far, we all cheer, “Yeah! If such an spiritual transaction has not occurred, then such a person should be very careful to perform a self-examination (cp 2Cor 13:5+) to be absolutely certain there is tangible evidence a person is a possessor of Christ and not simply professor of Christ. Hebrews 10:26-27 ROMANS ix. 17:2-6). Sin makes light of the Cross, upon which Christ died for the very purpose of taking away my sin. 39But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul. About three years later, I met a mutual friend and asked if she knew what had happened to him. That is, we do not deliberately set out to sin, but we know in ourselves that some deed or activity is wrong (at least for us, if not for everyone), yet we stifle our consciences and do it anyway. Epígnosis refers to exact, complete, thorough, accurate, experiential knowledge, not just abstract, intellectual, head knowledge of God or even facts about Him. Come, then, first of all to THE READING, MARKING, AND LEARNING OF IT; and you will observe that in it there are three things very clearly stated. Can that faith save him? “And if I may put it this way,” he said as his voice began to crack, ‘I . Just these words send shivers down our spine! “You sound like you really care about him,” I said. There are no second chances! FULL RESPONSIBILITY! We are flawed people who are vulnerable to temptation and to the foolishness of mind that can rationalize and justify almost any course of action if we try hard enough. . He desired a clear understanding of the character of that Great Being, under whose guidance he was commissioned to lead the people of Israel into the promised land. Your temptations will not be against you; your bad temper will not be against, Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by the way which He dedicated, a new and living way, through the veil, that is to say, His flesh: and having a great Priest over the house of God; let us draw near with a true heart, in fulness of faith.'--Heb. C H Spurgeon on Psalm 32:3-5 - When I kept silent. THE CONFESSION OF SALVATION REQUIRES ASSEMBLY. Here is possibly the clearest and most concise scriptural definition of apostasy—receiving knowledge of the truth, that is, the gospel, but willfully remaining in sin. (3) A third view is that the author is warning true believers, who cannot possibly lose their salvation, about what would happen to them if they did apostatize (which true believers cannot do). Here are a few examples to ponder…. TEXT: HEB. A deliberate sin is not to be taken lightly. Bible Gateway Recommends. On today's episode of ask Theocast, I'm going to be seeking to answer a question from one of our listeners, Zach, who asks about Hebrews chapter 10, verse 26, which says this: "If we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins." They see Your zeal for the people and are put to shame; Indeed, fire will devour Your enemies. That is, Paul was here addressing truly born-again Colossians, not unsaved professors of Christianity who would follow the Colossian heresy. 29How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace? How else can you explain the actions of King David, the man after God’s own heart turned adulterer and murderer? no,’ he said slowly, ‘he’s the most . Holiness and the Will of God. The only ones who can commit this sin are those who have received “the knowledge of the truth.” These people had come into the church and had heard teaching on the meaning and significance of the death of Christ, such as the author has just given (Heb 10:1-18). Or in another crafty move, the flesh leads us to write ourselves a note that says something like "I will bury the hatchet but make a map of where I have it buried!" They shunned warnings with ease. I could tell it wasn’t like him to lose control in front of a stranger. Had he believed, he would have become an apostle. Instead, the pastors went down among the the people and prayed with them in groups. Scripture: Hebrews 10:32–35. 3494) Published on Thursday, January 13th, 1916. Kingdom Compassion and the Killing of Children Sanctity of Life Sunday. Webster adds that the English word adversary describes one that contends with, opposes, or resists. My sin makes the enemies of God rejoice. Rather, it was necessitated by the famous “halfway” covenant, an earlier Puritan attempt to keep as many people as possible under the influence of the church, though they were not professed believers. After having received the experimental knowledge of the gospel truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins - None but that which we obstinately reject. Don't sweep sin under the rug. As Hughes says (p. 426), “So far from escaping from God, the apostate falls into the hands of the living God: he abandons God as his Savior only to meet him as his Judge.” So the author concludes, “It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” He is trying, quite literally, to scare the hell out of them! This is the second difficult warning passage in Hebrews (Heb 6:4, 5, 6, 7, 8 was the other). To speak about God’s terrifying future judgment is not pleasant, but it is necessary, since the Bible clearly teaches that it will happen. The author places his recipients and himself ("we" go on sinning) under this warning just as he did in the earlier warnings. . Note above that in Titus Paul links the phrase knowledge the truth and to godliness, which is what knowledge of the truth can and should produce. They reject that Christ is more excellent than the angels and Moses and all the Aaronic priesthood (Heb 1:5-2:9; Heb 3:1-6; Heb 5:1-10). (Jdg 16:28-31). As His grace (ED: cf Spirit of grace - Heb 10:29+) strengthens our hearts and minds (2 Ti 2:1+), we can overcome our own worst inclination to make foolish choices. When we make deliberate decisions to dabble with deceptive, destructive sin, we are walking into the snare of the fallen flesh and we will almost certainly commit the sin we are playing games with and it becomes by definition a willful or deliberate sin! So do not let anyone tell you that you can lose your salvation if you willfully or deliberately sin. We find there a twofold treatment of the supremely important event which we commemorate, ROMANS ix. My single hand shall destroy the edifice it took twelve apostles to rear.”. Some early church fathers, however, mistakenly inferred from this and other passages in Hebrews that there was no forgiveness for sins committed after baptism. It is doing what one what one wants to do even when he knows it is wrong. The same phrase (the knowledge of the truth) appears in the pastoral epistles…. I believe the Genesis account of creation because it’s in the Bible. Even this very chapter (Heb 10:1-18) strongly makes the point that Christ’s sacrifice once for all perfected us and took away all of our guilt (Ed note: cp Heb 10:1-note and Heb 10:14-note - notice that the verb "perfect" is in the perfect tense which defines a past completed action with ongoing effect or result; thus even the tense used in this verse speaks of the permanence of Christ's perfection of the believer!). I have already explained that the best way to understand “sanctified” is in an outward sense, of being set apart with God’s people through public worship and outward confession of Christ. While we are not longer under law but under grace (Ro 6:14), grace is not license to sin. His oxen and His fattened cattle have been killed, and now you will not come. Don't harbor that sin, buried deep in the tent floor of your heart. Edwards' sermon made ten doctrinal points regarding the certainty of divine judgment for all who reject the gospel of Jesus Christ, and among them I would identify the following: There is no want of power in God to cast men into hell at any moment… They deserve to be cast into hell; so that divine justice never stands in the way, it makes no objection against God's using his power at any moment to destroy them… They are already under a sentence of condemnation to hell… They are now the objects of that very same anger and wrath of God, that is expressed in the torments of hell… There are in the souls of wicked men those hellish principles reigning, that would presently kindle and flame out into hell-fire, if it were not for God's restraints… It is no security to wicked men for one moment, that there are no visible means of death at hand… All wicked men's pains and contrivance which they use to escape hell, while they continue to reject Christ, and so remain wicked men, do not secure them from hell one moment… God has laid himself under no obligation, by any promise, to keep any natural man out of hell one moment [Jonathan Edwards, The Works of Jonathan Edwards, vol. 32:35, 36). Hi, this is Jimmy. The presumptuous sins (Ps 19:13), especially of deliberate apostasy into idolatry and paganism, were punishable by death. so to speak. 3:1-6). The answer was, Very. His guard seemingly down, he spoke in an unhurried pace, almost nostalgically, carefully choosing his words as he talked about Jesus. To what/who are they opposed? In the three previous warnings he had spoken first of neglect (Hebrews 2:1-4), then of unbelief and disobedience (Hebrews 3:1; 4:13), then of sloth, leading to hopeless falling away (Hebrews 5:3; 6:9): here he now speaks of wilful sinning, with the awful rejection of God's mercy it implies, and the sore and certain punishment it will inevitably bring. If he were, then who could be saved (? But His judgment is real and it is no joke! That's the way it is with sin in a person's life, be they a Christian or a non-Christian. 7-9]. They will not escape. Let me give you an illustration of making provision for sin - say there is someone who you know that your conscience and the Spirit is leading you to forgive lest a root of bitterness begins to spring up (Heb 12:15+). And was he not afraid? Comment: One's perseverance does not earn their salvation but it does show that person is saved because only a born again person (enabled by the indwelling Spirit) could persevere to the end. Delivered by C. H. SPURGEON, At the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. Proverbs 28:13 (in depth commentary) He who conceals (intentionally, actively covering over sin so as to keep secret, cp Adam and Eve in Ge 3:7, 8, 10+!) We must confess the guilt as well as the fact of sin. As an aside one day in glory we will in fact attain sinless perfection forever and ever. But there was little spiritual reality until the Spirit of God blew in gale force upon the dry, dusty corpses of church members. Templeton fought to compose himself. 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