What is the Unpardonable Sin
Last modified 2019-05-13 Total: 15 pages
In brief, The Unpardonable sin is any sin that you dont (EVENTUALLY) repent of. However, Jesus was creating a special category of sin, called "sins against the Son" which in reality meant until Jesus got crucified and passed from the earth, i.e. while He was still alive, you could still commit one of these "sins against the Son" which would be blanket forgiven on the cross WHETHER YOU REPENTED OR NOT. This forgiveness happened when Jesus prayed on the cross "Father forgive them, for they know not what they do". After Jesus died, sins against the son also count as sins against the Holy Spirit and against the Father, and even against your fellow Christian, since all are one. Unrepentant sins of this type, happen during the Holy Spirits administration over planet earth, and are counted as sins against the Holy Spirit too.
Thus it is a truism
I John 2:23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: but he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also. and
The ramifications for this today, are, no-one should castigate the so-called Jews for crucifying Christ. If Jesus forgave them this sin on the cross, who is the Bride of Christ (the Church) to re-condemn them. However, the church can condemn anyone who tells a lie today. For the so-called Jews of today to DENY that they crucified Christ, or for them to try to justify their crucifying of Christ (as they do in the Talmud), or for the so-called Jew of today to deny the Christ-ly-ness of Jesus (Christ meaning Messiah),of Him whom they crucified, that is a sin which we cannot let them get away with. They must be corrected to their face, and publically so the whole world knows of their continued un-repentant error.
Luke 12:8 Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God: Luke 12:9 But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God. and
I John 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: but he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
Halley's Bible Commentary says:
Quite commonly the Unpardonable Sin is understood thus: rejecting Christ, while as yet he was in the flesh, his work unfinished, when even his disciples
did not understand him, was forgivable. But after his work was completed, and the Holy Spirit was come, then, in full knowledge, deliberate final rejection of the Holy Spirit’s offer of Christ would constitute the “eternal sin which hath never forgiveness.” Similar sin is spoken of in Hebrews 6:6; 10:26 and I John 5:16. (See below for exposition of those passages.)
The problem with this is, lying unbelievers will always mount the defense on judgment day, "in full knowledge, deliberate final rejection of the Holy Spirit’s offer of Christ" wasnt me. I didn't have "full knowledge". Also, how is this "speaking a word" against, or "blaspheming" the Holy Spirit. Then too all rejections of the Spirits offer of Christ will be "deliberate". And when have they done the "final" one? They can always repent of prior "rejections" right up till the moment they die.
Others have speculated that it must be a heinous sin. Would it be Ax murdering your parents? Would it be doing a Holodomor:
STALIN & KAGANOVICH ENGINEER ANOTHER FAMINE
The Holodomor (Ukrainian translation Killing by hunger) was a man-made famine occurring mainly in the Ukrainian Republic of the Soviet Union during 1932-33. The famine was caused partly by the folly of Stalin's latest socialist scheme, and partly due to a deliberate, strategic terror plan engineered by Stalin's powerful Jewish brother-in-law, Lazar Kaganovich. Encyclopedia Britannica estimates 8 million people, 5 million of them Ukrainian, were starved to death
Lazar Kaganovich: "The Butcher of by Stalin's famine. Some estimates Ukraine" had also blown up the run as high as 10 million. The Cathedral of Christ the Savior. famine-genocide is aimed at stamping out Ukrainian nationalism as well as starving anti-Red peasants in Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia.
Despite Soviet denials of the famine and a news blackout in most of the US Zionist/Globalist press, the truth of the Holodomor was indeed known to the West. Unlike Lenin's terror famine of 1921, this time no outside assistance is permitted into the Soviet Union. Millions die a slow death and people resort to cannibalism. With this famine, Stalin and his henchmen destroy any last remaining resistance to the Red Revolution. "The Bad War WW2" Mike King buy it off Amazon.com
Did the Jews of Jesus day, heed Jesus warning? No, they went right on persecuting the church (the church is the "people of the Holy Spirit" who was charged by Jesus with their protection), thus sinning against the Holy Spirit.
The Father gave the Jews more "time to repent" from 30 to 70 AD per
Rev 2:21. "Revelation 2:21 "And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not."
Instead they persecuted the church. Their biggest deception resulting in the death of thousands, was that of Poppea, Neros Jewess wife who convinced Nero to blame the fire of Rome in AD 64 November, on the Christians, and thus started the Great Tribulation that lasted 3 and 1/2 years during which time untold multitudes of Christians were put to death.
1 Thess 2: 14 For you, brethren, became imitators of the churches of God in Christ Jesus that are in Judea, for you also endured the same sufferings at the hands of your own countrymen, even as they did from the Jews, 15 who both killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove us out. They are not pleasing to God, but hostile to all men, 16hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved; with the result that they always fill up the measure of their sins. But wrath has come upon them to the utmost."
Matt 23:29“ Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous, 30and say, ‘If we had been living in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partners with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’ 31 “So you testify against yourselves, that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. 32 “Fill up, then, the measure of the guilt of your fathers. 33“You serpents, you brood of vipers, how will you escape the sentence of hell? 34 “Therefore, behold, I am sending you prophets and wise men and scribes; some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city, 35so that upon you may fall the guilt of all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. 36“Truly I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation.
In 70 AD, one generation after Jesus spoke these words, the "day of the Lord" "day of wrath" spoken of all over the New Testament, happened.
Now for a couple of caveats, if I may.
1) Sometimes the "persecuted" Christians aren't really being persecuted at all, but rather are reaping what they have sowed, then there will be no earthly vengeance on the Churches' enemies by God. American Christians today DESERVE every bit of any persecution that they get. For we have disobeyed
Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her (Judaism), my people (the Christians), that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
American Christians have not sufficiently "come out of" Judaism. In fact we embrace it, and serve it.
Just Check out from your local library "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" by John Perkins, to see what kind of foreign government manipulation the "Christian Nation" has been up to for the last 50 some years. Even now, (2016) we are falsely accusing Syria of "murdering over 100,000 of its own citizens", yet how many have we sent to refugee camps by our well funded and trained ISIS. We destabilized Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan and now soon to be Egypt, Jordan, Iran, and Christian Russia as we continue to encircle her with our bases and foment revolution in the Ukraine, and Georgia. Visit TomatoBubble.com and download all their pdf books to see our great sins of the past. Sign up for a subscription on TomatoBubble and Read their daily news posts to see what great sins we are committing in the present. Also go to www.BroVids.com Check out Alex Jones News Channel on the Internet occasionally, especially after each new "shooting" in America. Buy Hologram of Liberty off Amazon.com to see what our Masonic Founding Fathers were. We are Israel's plaything and where Tel Aviv demands, our military will go. During any election year, when all candidates need money and love to suck up to AIPAC and Israel, Just visit the web site of each candidate and see what their stand is on Israel.
Buy off Amazon.com or borrow from your Library the small paperback "The Jews and their Lies" by Martin Luther.
The EMPIRE has passed from the Romans-Byzantium, to the Catholic Church, to England, to the USA, and now finally to Israel in the 21st century. The EMPIRE is always about spying on and destabilizing other governments. It's about assasinations, staged coup d' etats, regime change, and when required, military invasions.
2) this "unpardonable sin" frequently also brings temporal judgment in this age and in the age to come. But this judgment (wrath) is not on individuals alone (Matt 21:41) but on the government that is doing the persecuting too. The government of the Jews made it official policy to persecute (the way) the Christians, and so it ended in 70 AD.
The government of the Romans made it official policy to persecute the Christians (under Nero), and so it ended, as a vehicle for the kingdom of God, per Daniels metal man vision, in 69 AD (year of 4 emperors, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian). Provinces were in revolt, see: Are there "Wars and rumors of wars" yet? Rome had tremendous civil war, going on due to the year of 4 emperors. Historian Tacitus writes: “This was the condition of the Roman state when Serius Galba, chosen consul for the second time, and his colleague Titus Vinius entered upon the year that was to be for Galba his last and for the state, almost the end:" Tacitus Histories Book 1, chapter 11. It was the end of the Julio-Claudian line of emperors. Then, when all were wondering if the Roman empire were dead or alive, The Flavian family provided stability and Rome revived. The book of Revelation portrays this in its usual symbols. Revelation 13:12 And he (Herod, the land beast) exerciseth all the power of the first beast (the Roman Empire) before him, and causeth the land and them which dwell therein to worship (serve) the first beast (Rome), whose deadly wound was healed (by Vespasian).
The next Halleys Bible Commentary verse we have to deal with is:
Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
And this will we do, if God permit.
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,
And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
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.
For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:
But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.
These are the Judiazers (men who held that Christians had to observe the law and get circumcised), and AntiChrists (Church members who went back to Judiasm, they went out from us but were not of us, 1 John 2:19). These had tasted of the heavenly gift, the Lords supper, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, they had tasted of the sweet fellowship of the church, "And have tasted the good word of God," they sat under the preaching of Peter and Paul, "and the powers of the world to come" The world to come is the age to come i.e. the Kingdom age, the millennium (which we are in now). The new heavens and new earth contrary to Ken Gentry, started coming down when Jesus first said "then the kingdom of God is upon you" "the kingdom of heaven is at hand". These are spiritual, not physical. They existed side by side with the old covenant (old world creation) until 70 AD, after the temple was destroyed, upon which time only the new heavens and new earth (spiritual) existed. But these Judaizers and antichrists also tasted of the powers of the world to come. They witnessed (saw first hand) in the sense of Romans 11, the Holy Ghost was making some of the elect Jews jealous by the salvation of the Gentiles Romans 11:11 and was shaming and convicting the non elect Jews by the same (conversion of the Gentiles, seeing their faith, unto death during the tribulation, greater faith than the Jews themselves had, for which one of them were willing to die for their faith) and by the gift of the holy Spirit in the form of tongues.
Tongues were a sign to the unbelievers also that the Word of God was now going out in other languages than Hebrew, i.e. God was forsaking Israel. I Corinthians 14:21 In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord. I Corinthians 14:22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not:
The next Halleys Bible Commentary verse we have to deal with is:
Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
The Christian who is indeed saved and elect, etc. continues to commit sin, and sin willfully per Romans 7:12 thru Romans 8:2
This appears to be a contradiction. But the answer to this "apparent contradiction" lies in the context of Hebrews 10. In brief, this passage is talking
ASSURANCE. There always remaineth a sacrifice for sins, for the elect, but you will lose your assurance of this fact, if you keep on sinning. so Hebrews 10:26 would more accurately be written: For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, (we will start to believe) there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins. Let us look at the context of this verse. The following quote is from the New American Standard version.
A Call to Persevere in Faith (1)
Hebrews 10:19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence (2) to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance (3) that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 23Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day (4) approaching.
26If we deliberately keep on sinning (5) after we have received the knowledge of the truth, (6) no sacrifice for sins is left (7), 27but only a fearful expectation of judgment (8) and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. 28Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? 30For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”d and again, “The Lord will judge his people.” 31It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
32Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you endured in a great conflict full of suffering.(9) 33Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. 34You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions. 35So do not throw away your confidence; (10) it will be richly rewarded.
36You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
37For, “In just a little while, (11) he who is coming will come and will not delay.”
38And, “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.”
39But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.
(1) from the outset, we see that the subject of this ppg is going to be "perseverance". That requires testing. Your testing isn't efficient unless you are tested to the point of failure. Why would God stop short of failure with His test and have you say in Heaven, Well, I deserve greater rewards than what you have given me, since I NEVER failed, or I SELDOM failed. Failure involves sinning. But God wants you to persevere after your failure. Sin happens when you lose your faith. You talk yourself into believing temporarily that this overeating, this drunken bout, this fornication, isn't that bad, or perhaps we don't really know what Gods position is on this, or God wont mind, or I will make up for it later, etc. After you lose your faith, God wants you to regroup, to repent, and turn to Him. If you had kept yourself prayed up, like Jesus did all the time, you would have never lost your faith in the first place, and would have passed the test. But rest assured, God would have sent along a greater test.
(2) This means you are saved. Unbelievers, and Jews, do not have this faith, this confidence. They aren't going anywhere near "a most holy place by the blood of Jesus."
(3) ASSURANCE. That is the key to understanding verse 26.
(4) The Day, here, is 70 AD. Gods day of wrath upon the Jews, the old covenant died that day, and only the new covenant was left standing. We are in the Millennium now, the last days have ended.
(5) Which we all do.
(6) i.e. after we get saved. = regenerated, = born again, etc.
(7) Paul means here, that we will come to believe that "no sacrifice for sins is left". We lose our assurance. There is always a sacrifice for sin left for the elect. Because the elect always come around to repentance. Even if that repentance happens in the last milliseconds of unconsciousness before we die, when Christ appears to us, as I believe he does to many an aborted baby. Also, read books about flatliners, and drowning men who have "seen their whole life pass before their eyes" in a second.
1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our
sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. comment: Whole World as used here, does NOT mean every man on the planet, it means not for ours (elect Jews that John was writing to at that moment), (or not just for we here in Judea) but for elect everywhere in the world (but not for reprobates).
(8) You lost your assurance. You can get it back, if you repent. But if you don't repent, you do lose your salvation, i.e. you were never saved in the first place.
(9) no doubt from the Jews. This is probably the same tribulation John was speaking about when he wrote Rev in 62 AD, that had been going on for decades.
(10) By "confidence" here, Paul means "faith".
(11) If Hebrews was written sometime between 44-59 AD, this had to be talking about the 70 AD judgment by God upon the Jews. This is called "the day of wrath", "the day of the Lord" or just "the day" other places in the New Testament.
The next Halleys Bible Commentary verse we have to deal with is:
I John 5:16 If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray and God will give them life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that you should pray about that.
I John 5:17 All wrongdoing is sin: and there is a sin that does not lead to death. NIV
"There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it." Would seem to apply to:
Titus 3:9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
Titus 3:10 A man that is an heretic after the first and second admonition reject;
Titus 3:11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.
Of course those into genealogies would be the Jews. Who were also contentious. It is good to consider Martin Luther here:
It is not my intention to quarrel with the Jews or to learn from them how they interpret and understand the Scriptures. I have known all that before. Much less do I intend to convert the Jews. For that is impossible. Nor does it do any good among the Jews everywhere, and they have generally become worse. Also, because they became so hardened to visitations that they do not want to become conscious of the terrible dilemma, that they have now been in exile for over fourteen hundred years, and cannot yet see an end or a definite time (of relief) through fervent, eternal crying and screaming to God (as they suppose). (I say) If visitations do not help, we might as well figure that our talking and interpreting will help much less.
Martin Luther, THE JEWS AND THEIR LIES, dedication page.