by Cowboy Bob Sorensen
Sadly, there are some people who are afraid that they have committed the unpardonable sin and are beyond redemption for eternity. While it is good to be concerned, the unpardonable sin is not something that can be committed casually. Think about it. God is not capricious and willing to condemn someone for such a serious sin committed in ignorance or by something said in haste.
|ESV Bible text added to Woe unto You, Scribes and Pharisees by James Tissot / Public Domain|
A tragic imagining: Someone has died and stands before God. He asks why that person rejected salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. The offender replies, "I figured I committed the unforgivable sin, so I went on with my business".
Here are some articles, and a link to three sermons by Phil Johnson on the subject. Although I found the second sermon to be the most interesting, the first one is very helpful in setting it up. The third sermon is interesting as well. To hear those, click on "The Unpardonable Sin".
- What is the unpardonable sin? What is the sin that will never be forgiven?
- What is the unpardonable sin / unforgivable sin?
- What is the unforgiveable sin?
- The Unforgivable Sin
- What is the unpardonable sin? What if I commit it?