Hebrews 9:12, “Christ entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing a permanent lasting redemption.” As a a permanent lasting punishment does not mean punishing forever but punishment which is final, even so permanent lasting redemption does not mean that Christ is and will be redeeming forever, but rather that by one death, Christ has obtained a redemption which is complete and final. Like a punishment which cannot be reversed, this redemption for the elect cannot be reversed.
This permanent redemption is not the payment of a price without a guarantee that those paid for will be freed from guilt and its consequence death. Biblical redemption secures freedom for each particular elect person so that when that specific person will be (or has been, OT) joined to Christ’s death, they are justified from sin and no longer under law or death.
The false gospel never talks about election, and so it cannot rightly talk about permanent redemption for the elect. It can only talk about redemption on the condition of faith. Some with the false gospel say you can have secure redemption because of your faith, and then lose your faith and then your redemption. Others with the false gospel say that faith is like getting a tattoo that cannot be removed, and that even if you lose your faith, you will still have your redemption.
All in the false gospel are agreed in profaning the redemptive death of Christ. All in the false gospel say that Christ died for every sinner, even those who add that Christ died with extra intent for the elect. All in the false gospel say that Christ is the mercy seat for every sinner. According to this common mercy, many die unjustified but none die without mercy.
The false gospel says that God would have and could have and did have mercy on all sinners, at least until they died. The evil and deceptive gospel says that Christ in His death showed mercy to every sinner, but that such mercy was not enough alone to save any sinner.
A warning to all sinners is not God’s mercy to all sinners. Hebrews 10 is not assuming that God has been merciful to all who are being warned. Many died under the Mosaic law without mercy. Even though the ceremonies of the Mosaic economy proclaimed gospel by the death of Christ and not by our doing, God was never merciful to anybody in the Mosaic covenant except those who were elect in Christ.
Paul’s kinsmen according to the flesh, “Israelites, to whom belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises, “ (Romans 9:4) did not receive mercy unless they were elect. We cannot talk about mercy without talking about election, because there is no mercy except for the elect.
Not all in the family are promised redemption from sin, because “it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God.” (Romans 9:6) Christ’s covenant of blood which secures redemption, and this mercy is only for the elect.
There is no common “covenant” mercy, and then extra special mercy for the elect. “Though they were not yet born and had not done anything good or bad—in order that God’s purpose of election would CONTINUE, not because of their works but because of His call.” (Romans 9:11)
There is no grace for those who are not effectually called. The false gospel claims not to teach salvation by works, but it cannot avoid it because it will not teach calling and election. Some with the false gospel claim to teach both election and universal love, but where there is no election, there is never any love.
What kind of love is it that does not redeem? The gospel is not a conditional promise which warns that love will run out for those who don’t believe. The gospel is that, before they did good or bad, before they believed, the elect were already loved in Christ so that Christ died for them and not for others.