The only unforgivable sin

JESUS SPEAKING

Scripture One:

             “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” (Mathew 12: 31-32.)

 Scripture Two:

            “Assuredly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they may utter; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation”because they said, “He has an unclean spirit.”  (Mark 3: 28-29.)

Scripture Three:  (Who is the Holy Spirit?)

            “And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper that He may abide with you forever—the spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor know Him; but you know Him, for he dwells with you and will be in you” (John 14: 16-18.)

INSPIRED THOUGHTS

            Although from different gospels, these three scriptures deal with the Holy Spirit.  In the first two scriptures, Jesus had just finished defending his miracles from the Pharisees and religious leaders who said that he was casting out demons by the power of the Devil.  They were calling God’s Holy Spirit evil, for it was God’s Spirit that had worked the miracles.  God’s Spirit, His essence, His authority, His power, was being condemned by those who were threatened by Jesus.  What is the Holy Spirit?  The Holy Spirit is the third form of God.  The ‘Trinity’ is a term given to describe the three forms of God; there is God in heaven, God in the form of Jesus Christ, and God in the form of a Spirit that dwells in the human heart (the Holy Spirit.)  Before ascending in to heaven, Jesus promised that he would send a replacement to his disciples; that replacement was the Holy Spirit.  God never wanted to dwell in fancy temples, but rather, deep down inside of every human being.  The Holy Spirit is this indwelling of God that testifies about the truthfulness of God’s word and His existence and plan.  To blaspheme the Holy Spirit is to call God’s Holy Spirit, evil; this condemnation carries with it eternal consequences.  In the broader sense, to blaspheme the Holy Spirit is also to reject God’s sacrifice, and to deny the forgiveness of sins through Jesus Christ.  When a person accepts Jesus Christ as their Lord and savior, the Holy Spirit comes in to their hearts and in to their lives.  Sadly, many turn their back on the Holy Spirit; they commit the only sin that is unforgivable, because without the sacrifice of Jesus, God does not bestow forgiveness. 

            Interestingly enough, I have discussed and shared the Gospel message with many people, and I have yet to come across anyone who has said that the work of Jesus Christ was the result of the Devil; not one single person has said that the healings were done by demonic forces.  I have heard people call Jesus a liar; and many have said that God doesn’t exist and that the entire thing was made up, but very few have called Him or His Spirit evil.  So blaspheming of the Holy Spirit in word is very rare.  In a broader sense, many people refuse to accept God in to their hearts, and lives, and this kind of blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is quite common.  The majority of people will never submit their lives to God, and will never ask God to send his Spirit in to their lives and into their hearts; for these individuals the consequences are severe, and eternal.

            Many of you have already accepted Jesus Christ as you Lord and savior, and in turn you have received the Holy Spirit in to your heart.  Many of you have not!  If you desire to become one of God’s children, simply go somewhere quiet, and ask God to give you His Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus Christ, and He will.  A God who is full of mercy and goodness will make His home in you, and your life will never again be the same.

            “Lord Heavenly Father, we lift You up as an awesome and mighty God.  We thank You for all that You have done, and we ask now that You send in to our hearts Your beautiful Holy Spirit, to fill us up, and to overflow out of our hearts and lives.  Give us more of Your Spirit; we open ourselves up to You now.  We love You Lord, we thank You, and we praise You, and we ask and pray all of these things, in Jesus Christ’s name.  Amen.”  God bless all of you.

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