What Are Some Unforgivable Sins?
Based on scripture, what are some unforgivable sins, if any?
Are there any, according to Scripture? Turning away from God is pretty bad, but that can always be changed later by devoting your life to God.
and of course, Rape and murder are awful, but Jesus forgave a murderer shortly before dying; if someone honestly seeks God's forgiveness, I'm not sure anything is unforgivable to God.
The only unforgivable sin is to blaspheme the Holy Spirit. Everything else is forgivable in the eyes of the Lord. I wrote a hub on blaspheming the Holy Spirit if you want to check it out. It may answer some of your questions.
Blaspheming the Holy Spirit is not forgivable, from my understanding of scripture.
Hmm, what exactly does blaspheming the Holy Spirit entail?
when CHRIST cast out devils, the pharisees claimed HE did it by satans power. claiming GODs power is satans power is blaspheming the Holy Spirit.
The ONLY unforgivable sin according to scripture is blasphemy aginst the Holy Spirit and it is called the unpardonable sin. "but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin." Mark 3:29 Jesus mentioned this after the pharisees said He cast out demons via satan.
I think read Mark 3 and we see this concrete made in stone rule. I have some trouble with it but it is so clear that it cannot be twisted, Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit could most assuredly be forgiven by God. God is omnipotent and has no confines. How can one believe in an all powerful God and not believe that He could forgive all sins. But Mark 3 makes very clear that God WILL not forgive this sin. There is no other sin with such a claim. Our only wiggle room as readers, students and children is in the notion of "blasphemy". What does it really mean? Well the scripture around Mark 2:29 make clear what is being dealt with. The accusation that God is the devil. That the good acts of God are attributable to evil.
I can see and grasp this concept and why it will not be forgiven. This conduct if unchecked would lead to the deception of the children of God. If someone intends to and does do that there just isn't any hope for them here or in the hereafter. No other sin would create such a lasting chasm between God and man.
We must be ever vigilant to not declare the works of another the work of Satan. It would seem that we would be well advised to avoid others who would engage in such activity. It would seem to me that not even Judas Iscariot went that far.
There's only one -- to deny the Holy Spirit. "But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation" (Mark 3:29).
This took me 60 years to understand.
But you have to understand what the Holy Spirit is. The Holy Ghost or spirit is the True Self. When we are "in spirit," we are walking with God as His child, made in His image -- non-physical, spiritual and timeless source of creation.
Forgiveness is the repair we all need. If we deny that our True Self exists, then it can never be repaired. In other words, we would be preventing our own forgiveness by "hiding" that which needs to be repaired.
And the only way to awaken the spirit is to let go of all self-concern (fear, hate, anger, distrust, jealousy, resentment, guilt, depression, etc), and to put our attention on loving others.
by Barine Sambaris 2 years ago
Why is the sin against the Holyspirit not forgiven according to Matt 12:31?And what is exactly a sin against the Holy spirit which cannot be forgiven?
by Vicky Gentry 9 years ago
If you have blasphemed the Holy Spirit on one occasion are you doomed to hell or can you be forgiven if it was just a moment of anger in doing it?
by ngureco 5 years ago
God is spirit (John 4:24): is God and Holy Spirit two different spirits?Please bear in mind that blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is unforgivable sin.
by Eric Dierker 2 years ago
Can a normal human rightfully claim that their interpretation of the Bible is the only correct one?Can this notion of "I am right and you are wrong" really exist in a healthy Christian? I am beginning to think that it cannot. It is becoming a little obvious that those who proclaim their...
by janesix 5 years ago
"Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.”what does this mean?
by haj3396 8 years ago
Matthew 12: 31 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. why can't we be forgive when we blasphemy against the Holy Ghost. John 16-13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is...
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