Monday, January 16, 2012

The Unforgivable Sin

The Unforgivable Sin. What is that? I asked this question on last week on the side of the blog, using a poll. What is the unforgivable sin?

Matthew 12:31-32 says this:

"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."

Jesus said this, and it is the sin that is not forgivable by God. I'm not sure how you could blasphemy the Holy Spirit, nor would I try to figure it out.

This is the answer to last weeks poll, feel free to try and answer the next one!

God bless,

The Dedicated Christians Team

6 comments:

Matthew said...

In answer to the new poll on the side of this blog, I have to say I read all of those books, plus more. I like almost all genres :)

Matthew

Matthew said...

I am sorry, I did not see that the poll said your favorite, I thought it meant ones you liked. The Bible is my favorite book.

Zoe said...

Wow... thats good. I have a question, if somebody does blasphemy against the holy spirit, does that mean they can't go to heaven, since there sin can't be forgiven?

My favorite christian books are historical fiction.

Josiah said...

That's a good question Zoe! I'm not quite sure. We need to be forgiven to get to Heaven. We need to accept Jesus as our Christ and Savior, then we need to turn from our sins. However, the Bible clearly says this sin is unforgivable. So I'm not sure... I have always thought that the antichrist may use this when he has/makes people put the mark on their right hand or forhead. It's a good question though! I'll look deeper into it this week. Thanks a ton!

One of the Wassenbergs said...

That verse always confused me until my pastor explained it. One of the roles of the Holy Spirit is to convict the world of sin so that people will come to Jesus for salvation. The "blasphemy of the Holy Spirit" is refusing to listen to the drawing of the Holy Spirit and accept Jesus as Lord. This is the only sin which cannot be forgiven before the judgment seat of God. If you refuse Jesus, God will refuse you admittance into heaven.
That's the way I understand it anyways!
Love in Christ,
Hannah Wassenberg

Matthew said...

Hannah,
To me that makes perfect sense! Thank you for taking the time to explain that.
God Bless,
Matthew