What Is A Unforgivable Sin?

When we sin we are like a dead plant. If we repent from that sin and turn away we are like a beautiful plant again. Until we sin again then to process begins again. If we don’t repent you cannot be forgiven. I leaves a door for destruction to come into our lives

There are many sins recounted in the Hebrew Bible but none are ever called unforgivable sins. Sometimes the punishment for sinning is dead, but repentance is always possible before punishment.

In the Christian Scriptures, there are three verses that take up the subject of unforgivable sin. It is in the Book of Matthew 12:31-32, we read “Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven. And whoever shall speak against a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, either in the age, or in the age to come.”

What constitutes such blasphemy is not clear, but generally the idea is that rejecting God and God’s good news for salvation is the most radical and thorough rejection a person cam make, and thus it separates the blasphemer most profoundly from the community of faith. This is not so much a punishment for the sinner as it is a fact about the sinner’s willful rejection of God’s Grace.

If I were to translate this sentiment about unforgivable sin into my own life list, I’d probably include the following sins as fundamental, although the concept of unforgivability from a forgiving God is not sensible to me and one that I cannot accept into my own faith life. I believe that God forgive all sins provided that the sinner is truly contrite and has repented for his/her offenses.

Here is a list of my unforgivable sins:

Murder, torture, and abuse of any living being, but particularly the murder, torture and abuse of children and animals p. These are more unforgivable to me, they are incomprehensible. They violate the most human basic dignity of the human person and, as such, deny God in our broken world.

Another one is, losing hope. Tomorrow may not be better than today, but when you stop hoping for tomorrow will be better than today, you because lost.

Believing that you deserve everything you have. The beginning of a prayer life is understanding that we’ve been given more that we deserve and we really need to thank God for the extra blessing.

Believing that burdens exceed your blessings. Every day we wake up to our lives, our blessings are greater than your burdens. Spending all your time thinking about God has taken from you blind you to the overwhelming abundance of what God has given you.l

Believing you’re worthless. Being made in the image is actually two blessings. The first blessing is being made in God’s image and the second one is knowing that we’re made in God’s image. If you don’t know this, you must learn it before you start believing the worst things hateful people say about you.

Not caring about big questions: Why do bad things happen to good people? Is there a purpose to life? What happens after we die? All these are enteral mysteries, not mere problems, and the deserve our time and prayerful attention. Just thinking about them ennobles, confirms, and transforms us,

If we spend our time asking, Do we have enough cheese? Well have a life full of cheese but nothing else.

Never understanding the difference between wisdom and intelligence. Being smart is knowing what is. Being wise is knowing what matters. Smart can happen to young people. Wisdom takes years of living. There are enough smart people in the world but not enough good people.

Let no bad word come out of your mouth. Only what is good to build others and meet their needs.

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