The UNpardonable Sin?

“And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.” Matthew 12:31

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You’ve probably heard a sermon or two about this at some point in your life.  You may have either felt threatened or had the living daylights scared out of you. You might even have wondered, “Could I be guilty of committing this sin?โ€  Afterward, there may have been an altar call so that you could go rededicate your life to Christ or get saved all over again, just to be sure. ๐Ÿค”

Altar Call?

I don’t know why the humor of it never occurred to me but, after hearing such a message, what’s the point of having an altar call?  If you haven’t committed it, no problem. ๐Ÿ˜ But…..if you have, then uh oh: YOU’RE TOAST because, HELLO…..IT’S UNPARDONABLE! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

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Tell me something:  How can Christians be guilty of this sin in light of John 10:28-29?  Either the Bible is contradicting itself…..AS IF!!!!!๐Ÿคจ…..OR…..There’s something we don’t understand.  I’m gonna go with option 2.

Strong Consolation.
I donโ€™t know what you heard in regard to what the unpardonable sin is or whether or not you could have committed it, but here is strong consolation for you.  The Apostle Paul NEVER mentioned any sin that was “unpardonable” in any of his writings to the Gentile believers.  If it existed and was any kind of threat, he certainly would have done so.  It would be irresponsible for him to omit something of that magnitude in importance.
Since he makes ZERO mention of it anywhere in his writings to the Church, why all the fuss today?   Simple:  It’s all about context.

Rightly Dividing.

Believe it or not, though all scripture is of benefit FOR us, not all of it was written TO us. This fact may be new or confusing to some but it is, nonetheless, true.

For instance: The gospel of Matthew was primarily written TO the Jewish people, not TO Gentiles, not that we can’t read it and be blessed, you understand. Anyone who preaches that a believer can commit the unpardonable sin #1: Doesn’t understand righteousness and #2.  Doesn’t understand how to rightly divide.  They are taking the passage OUT OF CONTEXT. ๐Ÿ˜“

I personally know a very good, well-meaning pastor who has his PhD, that doesn’t understand these things. Yep, that’s right; a Doctor of Divinity who doesn’t know how to rightly divide. ๐Ÿ˜ฒ He’s far from alone in that category, I’m sorry to say.
(For more on the topic of rightly dividing you may follow the link below.
Rejection Of Jesus.
In the verse above, Jesus is talking to you-know-who…AGAIN:  The Pharisees.  In Jesus’ presence, right to His face, they not only rejected Him in His three-fold glory but accused Him RELENTLESSLY AND CONTINUOUSLY of doing His miracles by the power of the devil, thus blaspheming against the Holy Spirit. THIS IS UNPARDONABLE.
Secondly, because they rejected Him as THE GREATEST Prophet, priest and King, in the very next chapter He begins to speak to them in parables.  He had to do so because He loved them.  It was also a judgment against them though muted to lessen their guilt.
(For more in that topic, you may follow the link below:
Have any of you ever seen Jesus perform miracles in person, heard Him preach in person? Have you accused Him of being allied with the devil?  Are you a really, really, REALLY old Jewish religious leader from the time of Jesus that has rejected Him?  No.
These people rejected Jesus. If you have accepted Jesus as you Savior and Lord, you have shifted from that category to the acceptance of Jesus category. That means…..THERE IS NO SIN YOU COMMIT THAT IS NOT NOR CANNOT BE CLEANSED BY JESUS’ BLOOD.  NONE!!!  Jesus did a complete work. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ’–

Eternally Secure.

See what He says about those of us who belong to Him:


John 10:27-29
27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
28 I give them ETERNAL life, and they shall NEVER **{ou-mรฉ}** perish; NO ONE will snatch them out of “MY HAND.”
29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; NO ONE CAN SNATCH THEM OUT OF MY FATHER’S HAND.”

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**Ou-mรฉ in Greek is a double negative meaning, “never, in no wise.” Double negatives in Greek strengthen the denial**.  Besides which, if you can lose it, THEN IT ISN’T ETERNAL.
Church, NO ONE can pluck you out of either Jesus’ hand OR His Father’s hand…..INCLUDING YOU.  You canโ€™t even jump out.
Scare Tactic.
If believers cannot commit this sin, why do pastors preach about it at all?  Well, as you saw above, they donโ€™t know how to rightly divide and they take the passage out of context, thereby preaching a falsehood.  It ends up being a scare tactic in a vain attempt to get their people to live holy lives.  But preaching sin consciousness which ALWAYS backfires. ๐Ÿ’ฅ 
READ HEBREWS 10 and you’ll see:  God does not want us to have sin consciousness.  I think some folks also forget about 1 Corinthians 15:56 which says, “The strength of sin is the LAW.”  The Law produces sin and unholy living.  Grace is the antidote.
So set your mind at ease, Church.  You’re completely safe and secure.  You don’t qualify to commit the UNpardonable sin. ๐Ÿ’–

2 thoughts on “The UNpardonable Sin?

  1. Yep – there is no losing our salvation by sin! Yet so many preachers say if ou are not doing X Y or Z well you werenโ€™t a real Christian in the first place! X Y and Z are usually the things they say you must be doing to prove you are a Christian….

    We are always and only a Christian by faith. By what we believe.

    They are always trying to make you sin conscious, feel guilty, and basically load you up with condemnation…. I love 2 Peter 1:9 where he is talking about all the fruits building in the Christian life, and he says if they arenโ€™t happening to you, it is because you are not forgiveness conscious!! Donโ€™t you just love that!?๐Ÿ˜€

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