Have you committed the sin which can never be forgiven?

There is a sin that will never be forgiven.  Not in this life or the next.  Some call it “The Unpardonable Sin.”

Jesus cast out a demon from a man and the Pharisees said that He did this using the power of Satan.  (Matt. 12:22-24)  Jesus declared, “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.”  (Matt. 12:31-32)

What is this “unpardonable sin”?  Jesus made it clear that all sins can be forgiven (Matt.12:31).  Adultery, murder, blasphemy and other sins can all be forgiven; they are not unpardonable. The sin that God cannot forgive is the blasphemy/rejection of the Holy Spirit’s drawing one to Christ.  It is the Holy Spirit who bears witness to Christ (John 15:26) and who convicts the lost sinner (John 16:7-11).

The Bible says, “And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man.”  (Genesis 6:3)  A person can reject the conviction of the Holy Spirit so many times that the Holy Spirit is offended and never convicts that person again.  They will never be saved.

When Moses told Pharaoh that God wanted him to let His people go free, at first Pharaoh hardened his own heart.  Finally, God hardened Pharaoh’s heart.  (Exodus 5-14)

The Bible teaches in 2 Thessalonians chapter two that some would not accept the truth and be saved (vs.10) and finally they could not be saved. (vs. 11-12)  The pattern is consistent:  First “they would not”, and finally, “they could not.”

The unpardonable sin is refusing to accept Christ while being drawn by the Holy Spirit until the Holy Spirit refuses to ever convict you again.

There is a time, I know not when, a place I know not where, that marks the destiny of men to heaven or despair.  There is a line by us unseen that crosses every path, to cross that line is to separate one from God’s patience and His wrath.

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About Dr. Mike Harmon

Dr. Harmon began preaching at the age of 15 while living in southern California. He has conducted over 600 revivals and evangelistic campaigns nationwide, and has served as Senior Pastor at seven churches. Dr. Harmon has degrees from Central Baptist College, the University of Central Arkansas, and a Ph.D. From the Christian Bible College and Seminary. He has served as trustee for Southeastern Baptist College and Chairman of the trustees for the BMA Theological Seminary. He also served as Chaplain for the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the Arkansas State Police and the Arkansas State Senate. His many sermons and articles on Christian Apologetics are widely published. He is married to one wife of 43 years; has two sons, and seven grandchildren. He considers the simple pleasures of cooking, dining with family and friends, and liesurely rides on his Harley through the Texas Hill Country to be some of the most enjoyable blessings from the Lord.
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