0 Is there an unforgivable sin?

Is there an unforgivable sin?


According to Jesus, you can be forgiven all kinds of sin and blasphemy, except for one: blasphemy against the Holy Ghost.

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. 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. Matthew 12:31-32

But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation. Mark 3:29

But unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven. Luke 12:10

Those who deny Jesus will be denied by Jesus. (Which implies Jesus will never forgive them for denying him.)

Whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.Matthew 10:33


According to these verses, believers can be forgiven all things.

Through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins. Acts 10:43

And by him all that believe are justified from all things. Acts 13:39

And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses. Colossians 2:13

The great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity. Titus 2:13-14

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

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A 2 months ago

In Matthew 12:31-32, Mark 3:29, Luke 12:10 and Matthew 10:33, These passages speak about the seriousness of blaspheming the Holy Spirit and disowning Jesus, suggesting dire consequences for those who do so. Acts 10:43, Acts 13:39, Colossians 2:13, Titus 2:13-14 and 1 John 1:9, These passages emphasize God's willingness to forgive sins through faith in Jesus Christ and the efficacy of confession and repentance for obtaining forgiveness and salvation. At first glance, it's easy to feel torn between the severity of the warnings against blaspheming the Holy Spirit and the comforting promises of forgiveness and salvation. It's like standing at a crossroads, unsure which path to take. But when we look closer, we find that these passages aren't contradicting each other; they're like different pieces of a puzzle that fit together to reveal a bigger picture.
Think of it this way: when Jesus talks about blaspheming the Holy Spirit, he's talking about a deliberate rejection of God's love and truth, a stubborn refusal to accept his grace. It's like turning away from a helping hand extended to you, even though you know it's there to lift you up.
On the other hand, when we read about forgiveness and salvation, it's like a warm embrace from a loving parent. These passages remind us that no matter how far we may have strayed or how many wrong turns we've taken, God's love is always there, ready to welcome us back with open arms. It's a reminder that we're never beyond redemption, no matter what mistakes we've made.
So, while it's natural to feel a tension between these ideas, they work together to show us the depth of God's character – his justice, his mercy, and above all, his boundless grace. And in that, we can find hope and reassurance, knowing that no matter what, God's love will always prevail.

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