The Unforgivable Sin Back to all sermons

Date: September 24, 2017

Speaker: Pastor Marc Wragg

Series: The Forgiveness Paradigm

Category: forgiveness

Scripture: Matthew 12:30–12:32

Tags: forgiveness, blasphemy, unforgiveness

Though God calls us to forgive every trespass, there is one offense that God Himself will not forgive. The unpardonable sin is sometimes misunderstood by those who fear committing it unwittingly, or even twisted by unscrupulous leaders who use it to control others. What is this unpardonable sin? At its root, it is unbelief. There is no neutrality when it comes to Jesus Christ. You are either for Him or against Him. To be for Him is to embrace His identity as Savior and God, to follow Him in obedience, and to encourage others to do likewise. To oppose Him is to reject His authority and His work. Can we commit this unforgivable sin today? People can and do oppose Christ, and sometimes they even resist Him subtly when they live in hypocrisy. But this particular sin was only possible during the days of His incarnation, when men saw Him perform the works of God and yet they attributed it to Satan. Even so, take warning. God will forgive all sin, but unbelief will still lead you to ultimate ruin.