What is the Unforgivable Sin?
The thought of having committed the unforgivable sin has been placed on so many Christians and it’s a tremendous burden to carry. Especially those who attend these false Christian churches of today. They question the peculiar/unbiblical happenings around them and the strange teachings being taught and they are told by the Pastor or congregants that they are blaspheming the Holy Spirit and therefore have committed the unforgivable sin.
“…Modern Protestant interpretations of the sin include the deliberate labeling of good as evil, as rejecting the conviction of the Holy Spirit, of publicly attributing the work of the Holy Spirit to Satan.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_sin
Matthew 12:24 “But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.”
Matthew 12:31-32 ” 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. 32And 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.”
Luke 12:10 “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.”
Fear that you have committed the unforgivable sin is totally unnecessary. All sin is forgivable, including blasphemy. Remember this, Peter denied Jesus Christ 3 times, yet Jesus Christ forgave him. (Luke 22:54-62)
So what is this unforgivable sin?
The unpardonable sin against the Holy Spirit existed only while Jesus Christ was ministering on earth. The unpardonable sin, like the one in (Matthew 12); cannot be committed today. We are not able to attribute the miracles of God to Satan, like the Pharisees did to Jesus Christ when He performed miracles right in front of them.
The Jewish leaders / Pharisees of Jesus Christ’s day committed the unforgivable sin by accusing Jesus Christ in person while He was on earth, of being demon possessed. They had no excuse saying that. They didn’t do this because they misunderstood Him or say this out of downright ignorance; the Pharisees knew fully well that Jesus Christ was their Messiah sent by God to save Israel. They knew Old testament prophecies were being fulfilled left right and center. They personally saw Jesus Christ’s miraculous works, and they heard Him preach the Gospel Truth. But they deliberately went out of their way to deny the Truth and slander/blaspheme the Holy Spirit by saying that Jesus Christ was empowered by a demon named Beelzebub (Matthew 12:24).
They connected Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit’s power directly to Hell and not to God. They stood right before Jesus Christ the Son of God and defiantly closed their eyes and became willfully blind. They had rejected Him outright. Jesus Christ was saying that this was blasphemy of the Holy Spirit – it was unforgivable.
The sin of unbelief:
It is important to note, that if people reject Jesus Christ, they are committing the sin of unbelief. A person who lives their entire life in unbelief until his death, will not be forgiven. This unbelieving person will spend their eternity in hell.
2 Corinthians 7:10 “For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.”
The sin of denying Christ after you have known Him:
Hebrews 6:4-6 “4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, 5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, 6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.“
2 Timothy 3:5 “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”
As the Holy Spirit draws all men until Himself (John 6:44), many many people have shared in the Holy Spirit’s convicting work of sin in their lives and have had a little taste of heaven. But after a while these people reject Jesus Christ outright and fall away – they want nothing to do with God. They have rejected Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and His gift of salvation and have said for example; “I tried following Jesus Christ and He’s a myth, He’s plain rubbish. I’m an Atheist now – there is no God.” By doing this they are in fact crucifying Jesus Christ the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public shame. There are no second chances for those who believed in Jesus Christ and then denied Him outright thereafter. These people were never saved to begin with; they knew Jesus Christ, believed in Him to a point, they appeared godly (false Christians) but denied God’s power in their lives. They were never saved to start with and because of the hardening of their heart which will be because of the permanent decision they make, they can’t be renewed. It is not God who has turned His back on them, but the person who will forever want nothing to do with God.
The Mark of the Beast:
Revelation 13:15-18 “15And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. 16And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”
Revelation 14:9-11 “9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, 10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: 11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.”
Revelation 14:10-11 “10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: 11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.”
The Mark of the Beast is a mark that will be placed in or on a person’s forehead or right hand during the 7 years Tribulation as a sign of allegiance to the Antichrist. People will take the Mark of the Beast through deception (signs and miracles – Revelation 19:20) and coercion (you wont be able to buy or sell -Revelation 13:17). Receiving the Mark of the Beast means pledging total allegiance to the Antichrist (Revelation 14:9; 16:2) and worshiping him. It is a decision that you will make all on your own. The hearts of men who take the mark of the beast will be so wicked that no matter what plagues God pours out on mankind for them to repent, they will not repent and give Glory to God.
Everyone who has taken the Mark of the Beast will develop the most horrific sores on their body.
Revelation 16:2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.
Revelation 16:8-11 “8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. 9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory. 10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, 11 And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.”
Can a person who receives the Mark of the Beast be forgiven and saved by Jesus Christ after they have made this dreadful decision because their hearts are terribly wicked? The answer lies within the following verses (Revelation 14:10-11). No you can’t, not because God won’t forgive you, but because you will refuse to repent. The moment you accept and declare your allegiance to Satan you will “…drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: 11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.”
Because of this decision you make you will align yourself with Satan once and for all and you will refuse to repent – you will alienate yourself from the love of God forever.
Ones eternal destiny is totally at stake and the lake of fire (hell) is reserved for all those who take the Mark of the Beast. If you take this Mark, which will be clearly identified to all, so no one will take it without realizing what they are taking, you will be denying God outright and worshiping Satan as your master instead. You will eternally separate yourself from God because you refuse to repent.
All those who refuse to worship the ‘image of the beast’ will be killed. (Revelation 13:15)