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What do the Scriptures Say?

The Pharisees bring judgment on themselves:

22 Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. 23  And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David? 24  But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.25  And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, 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.Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? 27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges. 28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. 30  He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad. Matthew 12:22-30

What Jesus said in response to them:

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. 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 to come. 33  Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit. 34  O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. Matthew 12:31-34

In the first passage we see the Pharisees giving the devil credit for what God was doing through Jesus. Then we see Jesus rebuke them stating that the one unforgivable sin is to give the devil credit for what God does.

I do want to mention here another less literal interpretation of these Scriptures: More modern theologists say the one unforgivable sin is to deny Jesus is Lord all the way through death. There are numerous Scriptures that say we cannot, by our own merits, gain heaven. It is only by accepting Christ as Savior and Lord we become acceptable to the kingdom of God.

It's easy to say Jesus is my Savior and to claim to be a Christian. To accept him as Lord of your life and to serve him all of your days is the ultimate challenge. Jesus was sinless. Humans are totally depraved. So How can we give him Lordship over our lives. The only way we can do it is by having the Holy Spirit come to stay within us and let him control what we do. We can call on the Holy Spirit to come to us and to take our lives but it is up to God to decide whether to take us or not. The elect are the ones He selects. The rest will not repent but go back to their old habits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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