Christian morals

 

 

26. What’s the unpardonable sin?

 

 

 

The unpardonable sin is the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, for Jesus said: “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). These very words of Jesus were reported by Mark in this way: “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” (Mark 3:28-29).

Jesus spoke these words because the scribes and the Pharisees said that He had an unclean spirit, or rather Satan the prince of the demons, so according to the scribes and the Pharisees Jesus cast out demons by the power of Satan and not by the power of the Holy Spirit (Mark 3:22,30), which was impossible because Jesus stated that Satan cannot cast out Satan. The expression “whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him” means that even a believer who speaks or blasphemes against the Holy Spirit is guilty of committing the unpardonable sin.

 

 

 

 

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