April 1, 2015
Just what is the unpardonable sin? Christ explained this in reference to the Pharisees long ago.
Jesus was doing miracles and rather than recognizing that these miracles were done by the power of Almighty God, the evil Pharisees said that Christ was using Satan's power. This is the unpardonable sin. Frankly, it will not be forgiven now, or in the world to come.
Christ says to the Pharisees.
He continues with this verse.
In fact, that is where they are going.
We need to be very careful and restrain our tongues when we judge other people. We need to look carefully into the intents of the heart; we do not want to do the unpardonable sin, as those Pharisees did. In order to protect ourselves from falling into that damnation, we need to look into the motives that each person has. Look at Jesus, His motives were good, why did the Pharisees make the mistake of not accepting that Jesus was a man of God? Because they were full of envy.
I may say that for the prayerful Christian who is in constant communication with almighty God, it would be very improbable to do the unpardonable sin. A Christian close to God will be able to discern evil from good, and therefore will NOT be able to confuse the Holy Spirit with the Devil. The works of God are good; the works of Satan are evil.
Look at Andreas Lubitz from Germany who crashed a jet into a mountain; his actions were evil. That is how we can discern evil from good.
Christians, there is no chance for forgiveness to those who do the unpardonable sin. Jesus tells us what the fate of those Pharisees will be.
Therefore, stay close to God; that will prevent any Christian to do blasphemy to the Holy Spirit.
God tells us about another sin from which we cannot be forgiven -- falling away.
Christians who are close to God and have an accurate knowledge of the truth can later on reject this path and turn their backs on their creator and become one with this evil world that rejects our Lord and lives in sin.
Paul explains that those who are saved can later on fall away. Oh yes, we may produce evil thorns and thistles instead of a good crop.
Do we need to understand what God is telling us? I hope that your answer is yes. He says that if we depart from the true way, there is no more sacrifice for us.
Notice that this FALLING AWAY sin is not the same as the unpardonable sin.
Please do not confuse the unpardonable sin with the falling away sin. Understand what falling away means. For a true Christian, this is a gradual process. Often that
person will begin to doubt the holy scriptures and end up becoming an atheist who believes what the world teaches him.
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