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What is the unforgivable sin?

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Former Member Amorphous, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. Former Member Amorphous

    Former Member Amorphous Nephilim Slayer

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    I've often heard that unbelief is the unforgivable sin. But if an unbeliever believes in Christ and is saved, doesn't that make them forgiven for unbelief?

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  2. Martin Marprelate

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    The unforgivable sin is ascribing the work of God to the devil (Matthew 12:22-30).
    If you are worried that you may have committed it, that is a sign that you haven't.
     
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    I agree with Martin up to a point. I believe the Unpardonable Sin is as Martin said, but I also believe it could only be committed during Christ's earthly ministry. People would see, first hand, in person, the miracles done by Christ, and attribute the power behind those miracles to Satan.

    As Christ is no longer physically present here on earth and is no longer doing those great miracles directly as He did then, it would be impossible for someone today to commit that sin.

    But I have to admit I like Martin's last sentence. :D
     
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    I agree and as far as I'm concerned TC nailed it... Brother Glen
     
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    Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come-- Matthew 12:32.

    I've always wondered how Peter was not guilty of this in Acts 10, when he had the vision of the sheet with the 'unclean' animals and the voice-- identified as the Lord-- told him to kill and eat, and Peter said, "Not so, Lord...."
     
  6. Former Member Amorphous

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    Why can't God forgive someone calling him, Jesus, or the Holy Ghost evil? And why doesn't it contradict verses such as 1 Jn 1:9 which say that all unrighteousness can be forgiven? If someone asked for forgiveness for calling the Holy Ghost evil, would they not be forgiven?

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    I believe blasphemeo in the context of the blasphemia against the Holy Spirit is in opposition to homolegeo of 1 john 1:9.

    If we do not acknowledge our sin and say in our hearts that "we have not sinned" then we have in effect called the Holy Spirit a liar and have blasphemed Him. This blasphemy is usually accompanied by some "righteous evidence".

    e.g. God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers... I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.

    as opposed to - God be merciful to me a sinner.

    1 john 1
    9 If we confess (acknowledge-homolegeo) our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
    10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

    This blasphemy ceases when we acknowledge our sin.


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