WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE UNPARDONABLE SIN?

WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE UNPARDONABLE SIN?

By Victor Uyanwanne

The answer to the question may surprise you. Why did I say so? Because, it probably may not be what you think. Please read on.…

The word “blaspheme” means “to speak evil of; defame; or revile.

For us as Christians, we believe, and rightly so too, that there is no sin that is too much for God to forgive. We believe it, we talk about it and we even sing about it.

In one of the verses in Fanny Crosby’s evergreen hymn “To God Be the Glory,” we normally echo with all assurances that “The vilest offender who truly believes, That moment from Jesus a pardon receives.” That’s a great promise from a great song.

Yet, during his earthly ministry, Jesus Christ, at one point in time stated that “All manner of sin and blasphemy shalt be forgiven unto men: but blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.”

ANDREW

What does Jesus mean by “blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men”? Was He really saying that not all sins can be forgiven? Is the promise of forgiveness not for everyone? Is there any sin the blood of Jesus is incapable of cleansing? What is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit? Who can commit the unpardonable sin? Can an unbeliever commit the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit?

“Therefore, the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost that Jesus warns about must be the willful reviling of the Holy Ghost with knowledge of what is being done

A quick search on google.com along these lines produced several explanations by different people on the issue of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. But I found the one given by Andrew Wommack in his daily devotional article, The Unpardonable Sin, to be of most relevance to my quest. The text of the said article is reproduced below for your further reading.

Over to Andrew……
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THE UNPARDONABLE SIN

MATTHEW 12:31, “Wherefore I say unto you, “All manner of sin and blasphemy shalt be forgiven unto men: but blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.”

LUKE 12:10; MATTHEW 12:24-31; MARK 3:22-30

The word “blaspheme” means “to speak evil of; defame; or revile.” In context, Jesus is saying that blasphemy against the Holy Ghost is attributing the working of the Holy Spirit to the devil. Many people in the Bible did this, including Saul, who became the Apostle Paul. However, we see in 1 Timothy 1:13, that Paul said he received mercy concerning his blasphemy because he had done it “ignorantly in unbelief.” Therefore, the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost that Jesus warns about must be the willful reviling of the Holy Ghost with knowledge of what is being done.

This parallels Hebrews 6:4-6, where qualifications are placed on those who can fall away from grace. This passage indicates that only a mature Christian can commit such a thing. Likewise, with blasphemy against the Holy Ghost, rash statements spoken against the Holy Spirit in ignorance or unbelief by those who don’t really know what they are doing can be forgiven.

From our human perspective, no clear line can be drawn as to when someone becomes accountable for blasphemies and has committed this unpardonable sin. We can be assured that God knows the hearts of all men and that He will judge righteously concerning this. However, God’s Word does show us that when anyone becomes a “reprobate,” they lose all conviction from God (Rom. 1:28).

Therefore, anyone who is convicted and repentant over having possibly blasphemed the Holy Ghost has not yet reached the place where it is unpardonable or they wouldn’t care. Keep your heart tender and sensitive to Him. Listen to His voice speak to you through His Word today.

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©Copyright 2015│Victor Uyanwanne

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4 thoughts on “WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE UNPARDONABLE SIN?

  1. Freedomborn ... Aussie Christian Focus October 13, 2015 / 3:49 pm

    I would be interested Victor in knowing why you think those who say Lord , Lord will be turned away, Jesus has shown me why by the confirmation of Scripture but I have heard other thoughts and yes blaspheming the Holy Ghost without repentance till death is one and the same with rejecting Jesus till death, which is also calling The Holy Spirit a liar.

    Thank you for your Time.

    Christian Love – Anne.

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  2. Victor Uyanwanne October 13, 2015 / 6:44 pm

    Anne, Thanks for your time and comment here. To answer your question, may I quote the passage in Scriptures where that saying came from:

    Jesus Said:

    “21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” Matt 7:21-23, KJV.

    From the above passage, I can surmise why “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven..:

    1) They call Jesus Lord with their lips but treat him otherwise in their hearts; They never really accepted the Lordship of Jesus;
    2) They do not do the will of God as required;
    3) They profess to know Jesus, but Jesus does not know them. Jesus once said, “I know My sheep and My sheep know Me.”
    4) They do evil continually.

    Those are my thoughts. I would like to hear yours. Once again, thank you.

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  3. Freedomborn ... Aussie Christian Focus October 14, 2015 / 9:40 am

    Thank you Victor and yes what you shared is True, they don’t do what God asks us to do but they are so hard hearted that they are blind to their lack but when the sheep and goats are separated they will know why they are rejected (see below) just saying Lord, Lord is not enough.

    Matthew 25: 41-45 Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat, I was thirsty and ye gave me no drink, I was a stranger and ye took me not in, naked and ye clothed me not, sick and in prison and ye visited me not….

    Then shall they also answer Him, saying; Lord, when saw we thee an hungred or athirst or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison and did not minister unto thee?Then shall He answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

    1 John 3:16-18 Hereby perceive we the Love of God, because He laid down His life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the Brethren. But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the Love of God in him? My little children, let us not Love in word, neither in tongue; but in Deed and in Truth.(KJV)

    1 John 3:13-15 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we Love the brethren. He that Loveth not his brother abideth in death.Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.(KJV)

    1 John 4:6-8 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the Spirit of Truth, and the spirit of error. Beloved, let us Love one another for Love is of God and every one that Loveth is Born of God, and knoweth God. He that Loveth not knoweth not God; for God is Love.(KJV)

    Christian Love in our Unity in Christ Jesus – Anne.

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