What is the Unpardonable Sin?
1-13-17, Glen Mills -- For many the statement Jesus makes in Matthew 12:31, Mark 3:28-29 and Luke 12:10 has caused a lot of confusion, heartache and uncertainty. This is not surprising considering the finality and severity of the statement.
The first thing we need to
understand - God is a Trinity
I realize there is a lot of controversy about God being a Trinity, but He IS. From the beginning God's word makes it very clear - from Genesis 1.1 and is confirmed in verse 26 where He says:
"Let us make man in Our image, in Our likeness."
He does not say ‘our likenesses’, but likeness – singular; and studying the Hebrew leaves no doubt about the plurality of God.
We are just like Him – a three-part being – body, mind and soul. We are not a person if all three elements are not inseparable as they work together all at the same time. Each part of us has a unique and separate function. Using the analogy of a human person, let's look at the Trinity Who is the life force in us:
-God would be our mind
-Jesus would be our body
-the Spirit our spirit
Understanding the responsibility and function that each member of the Trinity has, it is clear that God is very protective of the Holy Spirit. He in many senses is and is seen as ‘an entity’ and as such will take blasphemy. He allows things to be:
- said against His Son [constantly God and Jesus’ names are taken in vain]
- allowed Jesus to be crucified [as it was necessary for the forgiveness of our sin; the shedding of His perfect sinless blood]
The Holy Spirit is the VERY ESSENCE of Who He is; His very nature. The most sensitive ‘Person’ in the Trinity is the Holy Spirit. That's the reason we're told not to even ‘grieve the Holy Spirit.’ (Ephesians 4.30). Blaspheming His essence, THAT He will not tolerate or forgive.
In conclusion: to those who may fret and wonder if they have committed the ‘unforgivable sin’, be at peace; the very fact that you are asking the question makes it is almost certain that you haven't.
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2-12-21, When we look at the truth of God and His requirement for salvation we realize there's only two 'religions.' WORKS or FAITH': Whether it be Catholicism, Judaism, Islam, Mormonism that all preach doing certain 'works' to achieve forgiveness and eternal life with God; OR FAITH: repentance and trust in the finish work of Jesus living for Him. Ephesians 2:8-10, John 3:36.
✝️ 6-8-20, Jesus is God; He came to save sinners. “For He [Jesus] Whom God sent speaks the words of God: The Father loves the Son & has given all things into His hand. He that believs on the Son hath everlasting life & they that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on them.” John 3:34-36
✝️ 6-7-20, The Lord □ Jesus spoke from the cross first of forgiveness, salvation then of His Mother's care into John's hands. He spoke of being forsaken & then triumph as His task as human was complete shedding His perfect blood for the forgiveness of sins to all who repent believing in Him. His body was thirsty. And last of His reunion with the Father. Matthew 27:46; Luke 23:34, 43, 46; John 19:26-28, 30; Mark 15:34
✝️ 5-7-20, Sins □ Jesus Harshly Condemns; He said, “God knows our hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. V9 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” [Pride] Luke 16:15, 18:9-14; Hebrews 1:8-9
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