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What does the BIBLE say about The Unpardonable Sin
The 'unpardonable' sin is that of rejecting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
He that is not with Me is against Me, and he that gathereth not with Me scattereth abroad. 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 12:30-32
Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation: Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit. Mark 3:28-30
Also I say unto you, whosoever shall confess Me before men, him shall the Son of Man also confess before the angels of God. But he that denieth Me before men shall be denied before the angels of God. 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. Luke 12:8-10
The act of blaspheming the Holy Spirit, referred to in Matthew 12:31Wherefore 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.Matthew 12 verse 31, Mark 3:29But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation.Mark 3 verse 29, and Luke 12:10And 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.Luke 12 verse 10, does not refer to a specific deed. It implies a continual disobedient attitude toward the Holy Spirit by rejecting the person of Christ and His miracles. This deliberate rejection of His grace continues until the capacity to repent and the desire for God is gone.
This is a deliberate act of unbelief that is not committed in ignorance or haste. The Pharisees to whom Jesus directed this condemnation were experts in the law and had persistently harassed Christ with claims that His miracles were the acts of the devil. Furthermore, they made their accusations immediately after watching Him heal the blind and dumb demoniac.
We can conclude from a thorough review of the scriptural instance in question that the unpardonable sin is descriptive of a spiritual state more than the condition of a single reprehensible act. Those whom Christ indicated had committed this sin showed no remorse or repentance toward their sins and displayed no desire to understand the truth of Jesus' words.
Satanic groups try to convince their members that once they have shed innocent blood they can never be forgiven and accepted by God. Such logic is a lie that ignores the substitutionary atonement of Christ who shed His blood to offer us unmerited redemption (Ephesians 1:7In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.Ephesians 1 verse 7). There is no crime so heinous or blood thirsty that it escapes the reach of God's grace.
For those who may feel they passed beyond boundaries of God's forgiveness and committed the unpardonable sin, 2 Corinthians 7:10For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.2 Corinthians 7 verse 10 declares that "godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation." "For 'whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved'" (Romans 10:13For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.Romans 10 verse 13) is the promise to those who desire to turn from their wicked ways. The depth of God's love is so unfathomable that He has transformed murderers, adulterers, thieves, and all those who have asked for forgiveness.