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The Unpardonable Sin
May 30, 2010

The Unpardonable Sin

Jesus Christ was God taking on the form of man, living a completely sinless life, then sacrificing Himself for all of man's sins for all of eternity. He became our substitute and died in our place for the death penalty that was upon all of mankind for being born with a sin nature.

The price that Jesus paid on the cross for the sin debt of mankind was sufficient to cancel all sin debt except for one unpardonable sin.

There is one sin that cannot be atoned for by the sacrifice of the cross.

In Mark 3:28-30 we read, "28 Truly, I say to you, The sons of men will have forgiveness for all their sins and for all the evil words they say: 29 But whoever says evil things against the Holy Spirit will never have forgiveness, but the evil he has done will be with him for ever: 30 Because they said, He has an unclean spirit."

To get a better understanding of what this verse is talking about we have to understand the process of salvation. A man is born with a sin nature which he inherited from Adam, the father of the human race. The natural state of man is to rebel against the will of God because man wants to do things his way not God's way. If a man dies in his natural sinful state, he cannot enter into heaven.

Man has to take on a new nature. The Bible calls it being "born again". Man has to receive a new Spirit within him and that Spirit will change the man into a new creature who has both a sin nature and a spiritual nature.

How is this new spirit received? Romans 10:9-10 answers that question. "That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart man believes to righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made to salvation."

Basically this is saying that when a person truly believes in Jesus and what He did on the cross and confesses to others with his or her mouth that Jesus is Lord to the public, Jesus honors that by placing the Holy Spirit into that person. From that point on, that person has been "born again".

Romans 8:16 states, "The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:"

It is the placement of the Holy Spirit within us by Jesus which seals the deal of our salvation. When we receive the Holy Spirit, we are given spiritual gifts which will help us in our relationship with God and will help us grow spiritually.

The unpardonable sin is to reject the Holy Spirit and the only way to do that is to reject Jesus Christ and Him crucified. The only way to reject salvation is to not believe in it.

John 3:36 could not be any clearer, "He that believes on the Son has everlasting life: and he that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God stays on him."

Blaspheming the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit occurs when a person rejects the pardon from sin that Christ offers to all of mankind.

Verse 28 of Mark 3 states the "sons of men will have forgiveness of all their sin". These are the ones who acknowledge and accept Christ. "But whoever says evil things against the Holy Spirit will never have forgiveness" because "the evil he has done will be with him forever".

There is no forgiveness of sins without the redemptive work of Christ and there is no Holy Spirit in a person who rejects Christ. The rejection of Christ is the unpardonable sin because there is no other way to redemption and there is no other ticket to heaven and there is no other way to receive the Holy Spirit because evil has been spoken against it.

The religions of this world who persecute Christians are, in reality, speaking evil against the Holy Spirit and those people who remain in this deception will perish.

There are many who currently subscribe to this e zine who will unsubscribe because they reject the truth and that is sad.

However, all of the angels in heaven rejoice when one does accept the truth and becomes a child of God.

Copyright 2010 by Gary Goodworth

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