Unpardonable Sin Essay

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IS THERE ANY SIN CLASSIFIED AS UNPARDONABLE SIN? 1 John 1:7-9 says: “… the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin … If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness… “ However, Jesus in the Gospels (Matthew 12:22-32, Luke 12:10, Mark 3:22-30) says: … the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven…he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation… Skeptics sometimes hold the above example as a contradiction in Bible, without knowing the true meaning for either verses.. This article tries to explain why this is NOT a contradiction but concurrency. WHAT IS BLASPHEMY AGAINST SPIRIT? By saying that “the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven”, Jesus did not mean that His crucifixion and resurrection paid only for a subset of Sins and certain sins are excluded from the Grace of Calvary. The concept of ‘unforgivable sin’ has troubled quite a lot of people since they are concerned that, because they have rejected or blamed or grieved the Holy Spirit once, they have sinned too much to be forgiven of that sin. In fact, Unpardonable Sin does NOT mean that God is unable to pardon a sin, but it signifies that one who refuses to accept the forgiveness cannot be forgiven. To understand how blasphemy of Spirit becomes unpardonable, we need to understand what “blasphemy against the Spirit” actually is. Defiance of Holy Spirit Vs Defiance of Son of Man It is to be noted that Jesus warned about the unforgivable sin to Pharisees who accused Jesus to be demon possessed. (In other words, calling Holy Spirit as Demon). Who were Pharisees? The word Pharisees means ‘those who are set-apart’ or ‘separatists’ and they were experts of God’s Law (Mosaic Laws). Since they specialized in learning, interpreting and teaching the

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