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{Lessons Learned} All Sin is Forgivable (Except Blasphemy Against the Spirit)

Posted on: March 7th, 2013 by Laurie Coombs 10 Comments

“Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the children of man, and whatever blasphemies they utter, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin” —Mark 3:28-29

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For years, I didn’t want to think that the man who took my dad away could experience any joy in this life, let alone be forgiven by God and go to heaven. Yet, I was blinded to the ways of God at this time and didn’t have a proper understanding of sin.

All sins will be forgiven for those who place their trust in Jesus. Not just the sins that seem small in our eyes. All. Yet there is one offense, Jesus tells us, that is the exception––blasphemy against the Holy Spirit (attributing the work of the Holy Spirit to Satan––see Mark 3:22-27), which He calls an eternal sin. All other sins, however, are forgivable through His death.

Sin and Forgiveness

Sin is no light matter, indeed. But when we claim that certain sins are unforgivable by God (apart from the one He deemed unforgivable) we hold a small view of the power of God’s forgiveness, and quite honestly, we fail to see the gravity of our own sins.

Once we see the depths of our sin, how filthy and horrible it is, and how it breaks the heart of God, our Father, we come to understand that all sin is detestable. Little sins and greats sins alike.

Sin is sin (I’ll get into that more later). No sin is better than any other, for they are all a product of our rebellion against a good and holy God. An attempt to live life apart from our Creator, which is folly.

But the most beautiful part of salvation is that despite our rebellion and our sin, we have a merciful God who is willing to forgive if we only come to Him. [Tweet that] This is the beauty we see in the cross. Jesus willingly laid His life down to provide a way back to God, a way to be forgiven.

This is love.

We need to come to the point that we can see the depths of our own sin and guilt before the God. Then, and only then, can we begin to understand God’s forgiveness, amidst all its scandalousness and beauty.

{Jesus died for every sin––including murder. [Tweet that]}

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  • Noah

    Telling people that the worst, most unforgivable sin imaginable is questioning or denying a specific narrative of God is the definition of cult programming, imho.

  • Christopher Sadoun

    There was the First Aion Age when Jesus
    was walking the Earth and arguing with the Pharisees, which
    corresponds to when Jesus said “This age” (Bible, New Testament,
    Matthew 12:31-32)

    There was the Second Aion Age when
    Jesus was dead in the tomb, which corresponds to when Jesus said “the
    age to come” (Bible, New Testament, Matthew 12:31-32)

    There is a the Third Aion Age when
    Jesus was resurrected alive again and also is the Age when Blasphemy
    Against the Holy Spirit is forgiven and is also the age that we are
    in now. This age goes on for eternity.

    Thus ALL GO TO HEAVEN and nothing
    changed about grace.

    Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is
    the term word for unbelief.

    ALL GO TO HEAVEN BECAUSE unbelief is
    forgiven.

    A Time in the Life of Jesus is an Age
    because Jesus is God and is that important.

    “Anyone who speaks a word against the
    Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy
    Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to
    come. ” (Bible, New Testament, Matthew 12:32)

    Matthew 12:32 is when Jesus canceled
    the Old Code of the law found in Matthew 12:31.

    “And so I tell you, every kind of sin
    and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will
    not be forgiven.” (Bible, New Testament, Matthew 12:31)

    “Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven,
    but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven,
    either in this age or in the age to come. ” (Bible, New Testament,
    Matthew 12:32)

    In the Third age blasphemy against the
    Holy Spirit is forgiven along with all sins.

    Jesus died for You You will go to
    heaven.

    There was the First Aion Age when
    Jesus was walking the Earth and arguing with the Pharisees, which
    corresponds to when Jesus said “This age” (Bible, New Testament,
    Matthew 12:31-32)

    There was the Second Aion Age when
    Jesus was dead in the tomb, which corresponds to when Jesus said “the
    age to come” (Bible, New Testament, Matthew 12:31-32)

    There is a the Third Aion Age when
    Jesus was resurrected alive again and also is the Age when Blasphemy
    Against the Holy Spirit is forgiven and is also the age that we are
    in now. This age goes on for eternity.

  • jjshook

    How can I write an email to you laurie?

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  • Hey Laurie! Great words here! This is an extremely difficult topic to keep our heads wrapped around. I am just as much a sinner and separated from God as anyone else if I am apart from Christ. With Christ though, we are all equally clean and confident before God! My pride wants to hang on to others’ sin, but it’s paid for too. I think we’ll never fully grasp the true depth of Jesus’s full and perfect payment until we more fully grasp God’s holiness. It’s amazing! Great reminder here! Thanks!

    • Great insight, Riley! It is a difficult truth to grasp, for sure. I try to keep truth close to my heart by preaching it to myself. We forget so quickly! Thanks for your response!

      • Yep we sure do forget easily… so that’s a great practice!

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