The Unpardonable Sin

To resist the Holy Spirit’s conviction and promptings to trust in Jesus and willfully remain unrepentant is to “blaspheme” the Holy Spirit. The “Unpardonable Sin” is unbelief in Jesus Christ.

Dear unbeliever, you might get a little jealous when you read the first part of the scripture below: John 16:17-11 (AMP). What a beautiful blessing the Holy Spirit is to the believer.

The Holy Spirit is sent to convict humanity of their sin.

John 16:7-11 (AMP), Jesus said, “But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor–Counselor, Strengthener, Standby) will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him (the Holy Spirit) to you [to be in close fellowship with you]. And He, when He comes, will convict the world about [the guilt of] sin [and the need for a Savior], and about righteousness, and judgment: about sin [and the true nature of it], because they do not believe in Me [and My message]; about righteousness [personal integrity and godly character], because I am going to My Father and you will no longer see Me; about judgment [the certainty of it] because the ruler of this world (Satan) has been judged and condemned.”

There are many false messiahs and self-appointed leaders in this world. Read what Jesus has to say about them:

John 10:7-10 (AMP), “So Jesus said again, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, I am the Door for the sheep [leading to life]. All who came before Me [as false messiahs and self-appointed leaders] are thieves and robbers, but the [true] sheep did not hear them. I am the Door; anyone who enters through Me will be saved [and will live forever], and will go in and out [freely], and find pasture (spiritual security). The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows].”

John 10:1-2 (KJV), “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.”

How do you get to heaven?

John 14:5-6 (NIV), “Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

John 3:16 (KJV), “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Jesus freely laid down His life as an atonement for humankind’s sins. Jesus was made to walk to Calvary carrying a wooden cross through crowds of malicious onlookers, to His crucifixion. His hands and feet were nailed to that cross, and he was left to hang on the cross and die an excruciating death. He was buried, and on the third day, He rose from the dead. Over the span of 40 days (Acts 1:3), Paul, the Apostle said, Jesus appeared to Cephasa (Peter) and then to the disciples. After that, He appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at the same time. Then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles. And last of all He appeared to Paul (I Corinthians 15:5-8). Afterwards, Jesus ascended into heaven, and He sat down at the right hand of God the Father (Hebrews 10:12).

Jesus said to Nicodemus, “you must be born again.”

“Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” John 3:1-8 (ESV)

What does it mean to be “born again?” In solemn discord our Lord shows, that no external profession, no ceremonial ordinances or privileges of birth, could entitle any to the blessings of the Messiah’s kingdom: that an entire change of heart as well as of life was necessary for that purpose: that this could only be wrought in man by the almighty power of God: that every man born into the world was by nature in a state of sin, condemnation and misery: that the free mercy of God had given His Son to deliver them from it, and raise them to be blessed immortality. From: Wesley’s Notes on the Bible.

Jesus is waiting for you with arms wide open.

If after reading this, if you believe in your heart that Jesus is the Son of God, and that He suffered for your sins on the cross at Calvary, please ask Jesus for forgiveness, and ask Him to be your Lord and Savior!”

For unbelievers, “Hell” holds nothing but utter darkness, isolation, and a terrifying horror that men and women cannot even begin to conceive.

“Our actions are our own; their consequences belong to heaven.” By St. Frances of Assisi

“Know also that wisdom is like honey for you: If you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.”  Proverbs 24:14 (NIV)

In † Christian Love, Susan Osten

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