Jun 4, 2015

Help; I’ve Committed the Unpardonable Sin!

Eventually, in your Christian walk, you will potentially hit a road block at which you may be tempted to think that you have committed what is thought of as “The unpardonable sin”.  I’ve heard this question asked throughout my entire Christian walk; “Have I committed the unpardonable sin?”
This is another one of the lies that Satan will whisper into our ears to try to stop us from walking with God. If he can convince us that we have finally done; committed the ONE sin that God could NEVER forgive; then why keep following God? After all, what difference does it make; I blew it, and I can’t be forgiven!
The passage in the Bible that I am referring to is Matthew 12:31-32 which says;

“Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come. (Matthew 12:31-32)
Jesus was telling this to the religious leaders because they accused Jesus of being possessed by a demon; saying, “This fellow does not cast out demons except by Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons.” Jesus replies:

 “I tell you the truth, all sin and blasphemy can be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven. This is a sin with eternal consequences.” He told them this because they were saying, “He’s possessed by an evil spirit.” (Mark 3:28-30 - New Living Translation)

My simple answer to you is this; “If you think that you have committed the unpardonable sin and you are concerned that you have is probably a good indication that you haven’t”.
If your heart is so sensitive that you are concerned that you have done something to offend our Heavenly Father it is a good indicator that the Spirit of God is still working on and speaking to you. The name for the Holy Spirit is “helper” or “comforter”. Jesus said of the Holy Spirit;
“Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they do not believe in Me; of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.” (John 16:7-15)
The Holy Spirit continues to speak to us about our lives and convicts us of sin. Often times He will speak to us through His Word (the Bible) and when He does, we are to respond to Him and to do what He says. When He points out something through His Word that we did that is sin, He will also convict us that we need to stop. The Bible says;
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)
If we believe that passage to be true, and yet at the same time we still believe the myth that somehow we did something so horrific that there is just no way could God ever forgive us, then something is off in your theology!
It’s not our part to tell God what He can or can’t forgive. Our part is to “confess” our sin; which simply means to agree with what God said. God’s part is that He will forgive us our sin (as though we never did sin) and clean us from all unrighteousness (simply put that means “right standing”).
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