Have I Committed the Unpardonable Sin?

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Hi S____,

We all “lose [our] first love”, and we all ‘return to our vomit and our wallow in the mire’.

Like Noah, who got drunk, Jacob, who stole his brother’s blessing, and King David, who committed adultery and then murder to cover his adultery, we all fall from grace, and we all “fulfill the seven plagues of the seven angels” (Rev 15:8). However, those of whom Christ tells us it is impossible to restore to repentance are those who do not believe they need repentance, like those who were teaching that Christ cast out devils by the power of Beelzebub. Those who cannot be restored to repentance are so enmeshed in their own false doctrines they actually believe that it is Christ and His Christ who are in need of repentance. That does not appear to be the spirit of this email.

Mat 12:27  And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.
Mat 12:28  But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
Mat 12:29  Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.
Mat 12:30  He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
Mat 12:31  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.
Mat 12:32  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 [Greek: aion, age] to come.

Heb 10:25  Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Heb 10:26  For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
Heb 10:27  But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

All “judgment” is ‘chastening’ by means of fiery trials which “teach [us] to forsake ungodliness and worldly lusts” (Tit 2:10-12), leading us to “learn righteousness”:

1Co 11:32  But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

Isa 26:8  Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee.
Isa 26:9  With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

So there it is. There is no such thing as an “unpardonable sin”, but it is true that there are many who will not be forgiven of blaspheming the holy spirit either in this age or in the coming thousand-year reign. They will learn righteousness in the “great white throne… judgment” which follows the thousand-year reign of “the Lord and His Christ”.

Rev 20:7  And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
Rev 20:8  And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
Rev 20:9  And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
Rev 20:10  And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
Rev 20:11  And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
Rev 20:12  And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
Rev 20:13  And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
Rev 20:14  And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Rev 20:15  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. [to be “judged”, and to “learn righteousness”]

I hope this helps and gives you hope. ​Dennis Crabtree gave a good study on what true repentance is if you wish more information, and the link is here: here.

Your brother in Christ, Mike

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