There is one sin for which there is no forgiveness. Learn what the unpardonable sin is and how to keep from committing it.
There is a lot of confusion over the doctrine of the unpardonable sin. Some define it erroneously identifying people who cannot get saved. Others fear that they have committed it and are eternally damned.
We know that Jesus Christ died on the Cross to pay for our sin. But is there a sin that God will not forgive under any circumstances?
Let’s investigate the Scriptures to find out what the Bible really teaches about the unpardonable sin.
The unpardonable sin is mentioned in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke.
31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. 32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: 29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation: 30 Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.
10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.
Clearly, there is an unpardonable sin described in Scripture. It behooves us to find out all we can about it quickly!
What is the unpardonable sin?
Most churches don’t preach against sin anymore. Many Christians reject preaching against iniquity. Learn why we must keep preaching against sin and how to do it.
“Cry aloud, spare not,
Lift up thy voice like a trumpet,
And shew my people their transgression,
And the house of Jacob their sins.”
A church that does not preach against sin is a defective church. A preacher that doesn’t preach against sin is disobedient to God, derelict in his duty, and unfaithful to his calling.
Mainstream Christianity in America is on an undeniable path of compromise. Most large churches and famous preachers have little in common with the faith of our fathers. Famous television preacher Joel Osteen personifies many problems with modern Christianity concerning its handling of sin.
Examine this article posted in the Huffington Post on January 13, 2014.
“Megachurch pastor of Lakewood Church and televangelist Joel Osteen was a guest on Larry King Now in Los Angeles to talk about everything from Duck Dynasty to Obamacare — and, of course, his views on the gays came up.
King asked Osteen, “What are your views on homosexuality?” to which Osteen replied “The same that they’ve been. I believe that Scripture says that it’s a sin, but I always follow that up by saying, you know what, we’re not against anybody.”
King pressed him to explain, commenting, “How can it be if we don’t know what causes it? You don’t know why you’re a heterosexual.”
“There’s a lot of things, Larry, that I don’t understand- so I just don’t want to preach on it, preach about it,” Osteen said.”
Also, consider this quote from an article at ChristianPost.com.
In an earlier interview with Larry King (CNN, June 20, 2005), King asked Pastor Joel Osteen if he uses the word “sinners.” Joel Osteen replied, “I don’t use it. I never thought about it. But I probably don’t. But most people already know what [when] they’re doing wrong. When I get them to church, I want to tell them that you can change.”
Pastor Joel Osteen has been very clear many times that he doesn’t talk about hell, sin, or damnation, or anything that is hard to hear.
During a special Easter edition of CBS Sunday Morning in 2016, Mr. Osteen said, “… most people are beaten down enough by life. They already feel guilty enough. They’re not doing what they should, raising their kids — we can all find reasons. So I want them to come to Lakewood or our meetings and be lifted up, to say, ‘You know what? I may not be perfect, but I’m moving forward. I’m doing better.’ And I think that motivates you to do better.”
These illustrations are not offered to berate and belittle Joel Osteen. (God is the Judge. He will stand before God, as will I.) These articles are illustrative of a pervasive problem in modern mainstream churches.
An astonishing number of preachers have stopped preaching against sin. The average sermon is more like a self-help talk than a meeting with God. Cheerleaders and motivational speakers have replaced the prophets of the LORD.
Why don’t preachers preach against sin? There are many reasons that we could discuss. Here are a few for you to ponder.
Sin condemns the soul to Hell and destroys everything it touches. Only faith in Jesus Christ can remove the eternal penalty of sin and restore fellowship with God. Learn the Biblical definition of sin so you can avoid it.
There is a lot of confusion about what sin is today. Make sure you know what sin is so you can evade its devastating effects.
Consider this information from a poll that highlights the confusion about sin.
Temptation is one of Satan’s most effective tools. These powerful Bible verses will equip and empower you to overcome temptation. (Includes free downloadable Bible verse list.)
Every Christian must face the reality of temptation.
Simply put, temptation is the enticement to sin.
Webster’s 1828 Dictionary gives us a deeper meaning of the word.
The act of tempting; enticement to evil by arguments, by flattery, or by the offer of some real or apparent good.
When the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season. Luke 4.
2. Solicitation of the passions; enticements to evil proceeding from the prospect of pleasure or advantage.
3. The state of being tempted or enticed to evil. When by human weakness you are led into temptation, resort to prayer for relief.
Lead us not into temptation. Lord’s Prayer.
5. That which is presented to the mind as an inducement to evil.
Dare to be great without a guilty crown,
View it, and lay the bright temptation down. Dryden.
6. In colloquial language, an allurement to any thing indifferent, or even good.
Satan is the master tempter. He is very good at it. Countless lost souls and fallen Christians are his resume’ of destruction.
Temptation is a battle that you must face, but it is a battle you can win.
If the Lord can save our souls from eternal damnation, he can save us from temptation today.
How will you win the battle over sin and temptation? Through Jesus Christ your Lord!
Romans 7:25“I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.”
Before salvation, you were a slave to sin and a child of the devil. Praise God that salvation through faith in Christ made you free from sin and a child of God! You have a new Master now.
The word “Lord” means supreme master. In this verse, the word literally means “controller.”
[shareable]Is Jesus Christ your Lord? Do you allow Him to control your direction, desires, and deeds?[/shareable]
Jesus can be your Saviour, but not your Lord. He asked the people in Luke 6:46, “And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” To be saved, you must confess Him as Lord acknowledging that is His position as the Son of God. But do you live like He is your Lord? Do you seek His will, ask His preferences, and submit to His way when you don’t agree?
Many professing Christians call Jesus Lord but live contrary to His Word. Even committed Christians will obey in some areas and live how they choose in others. My friend, either (more…)