Question

Who has been sanctified by Christ's blood in Hebrews 10:29?

Answer

Everyone who is part of the visible community of the people of God (i.e. the church in our day, Israel in the Old Testament) is in covenant with God by virtue of membership in that community. The Bible commonly refers to these people as "sanctified" because they are part of God's people. "Sanctified" means "holy" or "consecrated," that is, "set apart unto God." In both Testaments, God's holy people are composed of both believers and unbelievers.

So, in Hebrews 10:29, we are looking at unbelievers who are members of the church. By their unbelief and sin, they have broken God's covenant and become liable unto its curses.

Answer by Ra McLaughlin

Ra McLaughlin is Vice President of Finance and Administration at Third Millennium Ministries.