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Folks, let’s go back to what the scriptures say, in context, about the unpardonable sin:

Mat 12:22 Then a demon-oppressed man who was blind and mute was brought to him, and he healed him, so that the man spoke and saw.

Mat 12:23 And all the people were amazed, and said, “Can this be the Son of David?

Mat 12:24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, “It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this man casts out demons.

Mat 12:25 Knowing their thoughts, he said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand.

Mat 12:26 And if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand?

Mat 12:27 And if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges.

Mat 12:28 But if it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.

Mat 12:29 Or how can someone enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? Then indeed he may plunder his house.

Mat 12:30 Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.

Mat 12:31 Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.

Mat 12:32 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.

The unpardonable sin is contained in verse 31 and an example of that is in verse 24 by the Pharisees in response to the people’s question in verse 23.

Now, there’s some debate as whether the unpardonable sin can even be committed today since the condition for it was the face-to-face rejection of Jesus as the Son of God, a condition that cannot be duplicated since he left earth. Even if you take a more general viewpoint, the very thing that makes you a Christian in the first place — accepting Jesus as the Son of God and committing your life to him — makes committing the unpardonable sin an impossibility.

To believe a Christian can commit the sin, you also have to believe that you can loose your salvation (another topic, another thread). Sure, you can choose a road in life where you can’t see God, but that doesn’t mean God isn’t still right there with you. People tend to give so little credence to the power of God, that our power is greater, to believe we can chase him off.

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