RaptureChrist Newsletter

April 1, 2015

Unpardonable Sin

Just what is the unpardonable sin? Christ explained this in reference to the Pharisees long ago.

Matthew 12:31
Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men.

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.

Matthew 23:27
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.

He continues with this verse.

Matthew 23:33
Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

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.

Matthew 7:16
By their fruits you will know them. Do you gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?

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.

Falling Away

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.

Hebrews 6:4-8
For concerning those who were once enlightened and tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit, and tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the age to come, and then fell away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance; seeing they crucify the Son of God for themselves again, and put him to open shame. For the land which has drunk the rain that comes often on it, and produces a crop suitable for them for whose sake it is also tilled, receives blessing from God; 8 but if it bears thorns and thistles, it is rejected and near being cursed, whose end is to be burned.

Notice that this FALLING AWAY sin is not the same as the unpardonable sin. 

The Pharisees who committed the unpardonable sin were never close to God or followers of Christ; they were full of evil. and Jesus told them that they were of their father the Devil who was a liar from the beginning and the father of it.

John 8:44
You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

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.

Abandoning God is what slowly happens to the ones who fall away. Therefore, stay close to our Lord and Master Jesus Christ obeying ALL of His commandments.

 

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