Matthew 12:30-32
Whoever isn’t with me is against me. Whoever doesn’t gather with me scatters. So I can guarantee that people will be forgiven for any sin or cursing. However, cursing the Spirit will not be forgiven. Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven. But whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven in this world or the next.

There is a sin that will never be forgiven, not in this age (the world) nor the next (heaven). That is bad news. That is VERY BAD NEWS! God doesn’t want to destroy anyone but wants all people to have an opportunity to turn to him and change the way they think and act. (2 Peter 3:9) However, Jesus makes it very clear that in this one instance there is NO forgiveness.

So what exactly is Jesus speaking about? We have to go back a few verses to Matthew 12:22-24.  Jesus cured a demon possessed man who could neither see nor speak. When the Pharisees heard this, they accused Jesus of working through the power of an evil spirit. They at that point, spoke against (blasphemed) the Holy Spirit at work through Jesus. And that is the sin for which there it’s no forgiveness.

All content (except quotations) ©2019 Thomas E. Williams

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