The "Unforgivable" Sin

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    The truth really hurts
     
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    Yes. It is a shame.
     
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    No problem here at USMB. Christians will cuss you out in a heartbeat and not worry a bit.

    Regards from Rosie
     
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    The unforgivable sin is blasphemy against the holy spirit, not cussing in general.
    All other sins can be forgiven but not that.
    But he is correct in the rest of his message.
     
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    So you can be forgiven for mass killing poeple, infecting someone with aids through a random needle etc but you cant say goddamn? Jesus Christ, what a remarkable spirit!
     
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    I thought...but I am no expert on Christianity...that successful suicide is the unforgivable sin since it is the only one from which repentance is impossible. That justified not burying suicides in hallowed ground.

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    The Bible teaches that from the moment we truly believe in Christ, we are guaranteed eternal life (John 3:16). According to the Bible, Christians can know beyond any doubt that they possess eternal life (1 John 5:13). Nothing can separate a Christian from God’s love (Romans 8:38-39). If no “created thing” can separate a Christian from God’s love, and even a Christian who commits suicide is a “created thing,” then not even suicide can separate a Christian from God’s love. Jesus died for all of our sins, and if a true Christian, in a time of spiritual attack and weakness, commits suicide, that would still be a sin covered by the blood of Christ.

    Suicide is still a serious sin against God. According to the Bible, suicide is murder; it is always wrong. Serious doubts could be raised about the genuineness of faith of anyone who claimed to be a Christian yet committed suicide. There is no circumstance that can justify someone, especially a Christian, taking his/her own life. Christians are called to live their lives for God, and the decision on when to die is God’s and God’s alone. Although it is not describing suicide, 1 Corinthians 3:15 is probably a good description of what happens to a Christian who commits suicide: “He himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames.”

    You will be judged for it,and it is not very pleasant thing to have to go through.
     
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    Apparently the op does not actually understand what blaspheming the Holy Spirit means


    Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is saying that Jesus did His miracles by the power of the devil. This is unforgivable.
     
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    why did you just blasphem?
     
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    The writer to the Hebrews speaks of those who have "insulted the Spirit of grace" For those who have done this, he says, "there remains no more a sacrifice for sins" (Heb 10:26-31). So here we have a case where a person has insulted the Holy Spirit and consequently been denied the sacrifice of Christ. This seems to be a parallel to what Jesus said. If we examine what this person has done, we will clarify the nature of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.


    What has the person done to have insulted the Spirit of grace and to have no sacrifice for sins? The Hebrew writer is quite clear about this. We are in this situation "if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth" (Heb 10:26-27).

    We see therefore that blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is not just a matter of a verbal insult. It is an attitude of heart which is in purposeful rebellion against truth.
     
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