The Unforgivable Sin
Jesus Christ tells us that there is only one sin that you can commit that God can not forgive. That sin, would be blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. But, don’t take my word for it, take Jesus’:
“Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. Therefore, I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.” Matthew 12:30-32.
“Amen, I say to you, all sins and all blasphemies that people utter will be forgiven them. But whoever blasphemies against the Holy Spirit will never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an everlasting sin.” Mark 3:28-29.
I know what you’re thinking, Jesus came to:
Here’s where it gets interesting. Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is when we choose not to ask for forgiveness. Simple, that’s the unforgivable sin, not being sorry for our sins.
Jesus did come to forgive all sins, but, you have to want to be forgiven, you have to ask Jesus to forgive you. You have to say you are sorry. You need to go to confession! That is why Jesus instituted it in John 21:22-23.
What if you aren’t sorry? Has there been a time where you have committed a sin that you aren’t sorry for? I’d imagine the answer is yes, as we all sometimes do something we aren’t sorry for. But, are you sorry for not being sorry? This can be forgiven. You would confess that you 1. Did X, 2. Are not sorry for it and want to be sorry, and wah lah. Forgiven!
A common theme of mine is confession, in case you haven’t noticed. That is because it is an important aspect of the Catholic faith. You need confession if you want to make it to Heaven. We are obligated as Catholics to go at minimum once a year. Confess all of your sins. If you haven’t gone in a while, tell Father, and he will walk you through it. On top of that, Father can’t tell anybody your sins. Its called the “Seal of the Confessional”. Even if the police come knocking on Father’s door after you have left, he can not say a word, otherwise, he is stripped of his priestly functions. Its kind of a big deal.
I want everyone to have the ability to make it to Heaven, and only Jesus Christ can allow you entrance. Ideally, I also want you to choose to go to Heaven as it is a choice to go there. Hopefully you want to go to Heaven and are constantly challenging yourself to become a better person.
Jesus instituted the Catholic Church upon Saint Peter. Jesus tells us that there is no way to the Father but through Him. Either Jesus is a liar, Jesus is loony, or Jesus is telling us the truth. Since the first two options make no sense, than the third option is the most plausible.
Pray for all of your friends, family, co-workers and well, everybody that you know. On top of that, preach the Gospel to them.
THE UNFORGIVABLE SIN!
What is the unforgivable sin?
Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is the unpardonable sin.
How is the unpardonable sin committed?
THE EXAMPLE OF THE UNFORGIVABLE SIN!
Mark 3:22 The scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and “He cast out the demons by the ruler of the demons.”
Mark 3:28-30 “Truly I say to you, all sins shall be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they utter; 29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”—30 because they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.”
These scribes were committing BLASPHEMY AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT because they said Jesus was casting out demons by the power of an unclean spirit, when in fact it was by the power of THE HOLY SPIRIT.
Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is proclaiming that Jesus was possessed by Satan and using Satan’s power; when in fact Jesus was empowered by the Holy Spirit.
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I don’t understand these words of Jesus fully. Sometimes being in despair and blaspheming against God is the most beautiful and painful prayer which God will fully understand. I mean, my God.
I would take the words more metaphorically: it’s all about the love of God.
I wanted to elaborate a bit on your comment, so I wrote up a post for you. I figured other people could benefit. The link is here: http://trcthoughts.com/2014/01/what-is-blasphemy/
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