Every sin is a willful sin in that we made the decision to commit the sin. Sins of ignorance are still willful sins. The issue is not whether the sin was done in ignorance or with premeditated intent. The issue is the continuation in sin.
Every sin is ultimately a sin against God.
”13 Then David exclaimed to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord!” Nathan replied to David, “Yes, and the Lord has forgiven[y] your sin. 14 Nonetheless, because you have treated the Lord with such contempt...” (2 Sam. 12:13, NET)
” “Saul, Saul,[j] why are you persecuting me?”….” (Acts 9:4, NET)
Every sin required a death sentence, or an animal sacrifice for a substitute.
”The Lord God made garments from skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.” (Gen. 3:21, NET)
As God used the skins to clothe Adam and Eve, that meant the animal had to have been killed first. We can conclude that this killing was the first blood sacrifice of an animal to atone for the sin against God, and presumably was done according to God’s instructions to Adam and Eve. God’s instructions for blood sacrifice of animal substitutes were laid out in Leviticus for atonement for their sins.
”4 He must lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted for him to make atonement on his behalf. 5 Then the one presenting the offering must slaughter the bull before the Lord, and the sons of Aaron, the priests, must present the blood and splash the blood against the sides of the altar, which is at the entrance of the Meeting Tent. 6 Next, the one presenting the offering must skin the burnt offering and cut it into parts,...” (Lev. 1:4. NET)
The one who committed the sin had to kill the animal, skin it, and cut it into parts. The animal offering was then made to the Lord for atonement.
”11 for the life of every living thing is in the blood. So I myself have assigned it to you on the altar to make atonement for your lives, for the blood makes atonement by means of the life.” (Lev. 17:11, NET)
So, the shedding of the blood was the shedding of life, thus a death sentence. The animals took the place of the people who sinned so that the people could live. That was the method until Christ became the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world (Rev. 13:8). The book of Hebrews explains that the animal sacrifices could never take away the sins.
”...and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. 23 So it was necessary for the sketches of the things in heaven to be purified with these sacrifices, but the heavenly things themselves required better sacrifices than these. 24 For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with hands—the representation of the true sanctuary—but into heaven itself, and he appears now in God’s presence for us. 25 And he did not enter to offer himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the sanctuary year after year with blood that is not his own, 26 for then he would have had to suffer again and again since the foundation of the world. But now he has appeared once for all at the consummation of the ages to put away sin by his sacrifice.” (Heb. 9:22-26, NET)
There is now no more sacrifice for sins than that of Christ Jesus. There is now no other sacrifice which can be made to atone for sins, only Christ Jesus. Under the Law the sinners laid their hands upon the animal to be sacrificed to transfer the sin. How are we today to come in contact with Christ’s blood sacrifice?
”3 Or are ye ignorant that all we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were buried therefore with him through baptism into death:…” (Rom. 6:3-4, ASV)
”For as many of you as were baptized into Christ did put on Christ.” (Gal. 3:27, ASV)
If we have been immersed (baptized) into Christ we have come in contact symbolically with His blood, and are symbolically buried under the water into His death, and resurrection, and have thus died to sin. His blood sacrifice now takes the place of the animal sacrifice under the Law, and He has fulfilled / completed the sin offerings of the Law. Thus no more sin offerings are required (Dan. 9:24).
The meaning at Heb. 10:26 is the continuation in sin.
”For if we deliberately continue to sin after receiving the knowledge of the truth,..” (CJB)
”If we decide to continue sinning after we have learned the truth, then there is no other sacrifice that will take away sins…."(ERV)
”For if we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received …” (EHV)
”For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge…” (ESV)
”For if we choose to go on sinning after we have learned the full truth…” (ISV)
”For if we keep on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth,…” (LEB)
”For if we deliberately keep on sinning after receiving the knowledge of the truth,…” (NET)
If we keep on sinning against God, then we have not repented of those sins, and have rejected Christ just as the adversaries have rejected Christ, and His sacrifice is no longer effective. It avails us nothing to be baptized into Christ if we do not repent and we keep on committing the same sins over and over.
If, however, we repent, if we are faithful to confess our sins, and we truly change and turn back to Him and we stop doing that sin, then He is faithful to forgive us (1 John 1:9).