Eternal sins or unforgivable sins or unpardonable sins
Is there a specific sin that would keep us from eternal life? Is it everyone that has not accepted Jesus Christ in this life?
Or is this just a false doctrine and everyone will be saved no matter who they are and what they do?
A sin that leads to death
1 John 5:16 If anyone sees his brother sinning a sin which does not lead to death, he will ask, and He will give him life for those who commit sin not leading to death. There is sin leading to death. I do not say that he should pray about that.
1 John 5:17 All unrighteousness is sin, and there is sin not leading to death.
1 John 5:18 We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him.
1 John 5:19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.
1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.
Sin leads to death
All sin leads to death
We ALL sin
Romans 3:23; 6:23
BUT – Jesus Christ died so our sins could be forgiven
Application of the blood of Jesus Christ
Repent and ask for forgiveness
1 John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.
But what if we do not acknowledge our sins?
What if we do not repent and ask forgiveness but refuse to admit and believe that what we are doing is wrong?
Hebrews 6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit,
Hebrews 6:5 and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come,
Hebrews 6:6 if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.
Repented once; fell away; not going to go through the process all over again.
Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth [God’s called out ones, His people, those with His HS; these people are not blinded], there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, [sacrifice will not be applied because we do not feel the need for it; we do not ask for it and certainly as we read before Jesus Christ will not come again to live and die for sure.]
Hebrews 10:27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. [the fate of those that commit the unpardonable sin]
Hebrews 10:28 Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.
Hebrews 10:29 Of how much worse punishment [not rejecting Moses’ law but the law of God], do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? [when we refuse to repent we are slapping God in the face and walking all over the plan of God]
If we do not repent of any sin – we will be committing the unpardonable sin
The truth comes as a whole
The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth
We cannot choose one part of it and say we don’t accept that one aspect of it
We cannot choose to not repent of one part of it
2 Peter 2:18 For when they [speaking of preachers and teachers of God’s Word; obviously it applies to us as well] speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped from those who live in error.
2 Peter 2:19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage. [satan and unrighteousness] 2 Peter 2:20 For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning. [committing the unpardonable sin brings the judgment of the lake of fire] 2 Peter 2:21 For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them. [at least they would have had a chance during the second resurrection]
This is the unpardonable sin
The unrepented of sin
No matter how “small”
Willful and deliberate and premeditated
The law stands and falls together
Matthew 12:31 “Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men.
Matthew 12:32 Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come.
Matthew 12:23 And all the multitudes were amazed and said, “Could this be the Son of David?”[Messiah from the lineage of David] Matthew 12:24 Now when the Pharisees heard it they said, “This fellow does not cast out demons except by Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons.” [they knowingly made this false statement against God and Jesus and the power by which they accomplish their work] Pharisees had previously admitted that they knew that God was with Jesus because of the signs and wonders that He had done.
Prompting Jesus Christ to say in the parallel scripture:
Mark 3:28 “Assuredly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they may utter;
Mark 3:29 but he who blasphemes [speaks evil] against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation”—
The Pharisees saw what was obviously of God happening right before them. Jesus was telling them though, not that they had committed the unpardonable sin, but they were in danger of it if they continued on the same path.
Once again we come back to the same understanding – that if we willingly and knowingly deny the power of God, specifically to work in us and bring about Godly fruit – then we are in effect saying that we do not want God to completely be a part of our life. To reject the holy spirit is to rejects its ability to bring about Godly change in our life.
[You cannot deny it from the outset either; it will not be forced upon anyone; but will be made readily available to all in the future]
Did They Do It?
Adam and Eve – No
Judas Iscariot – No
The beast and the false prophet – No
Solomon – Most likely No
King Saul – Very good chance he did
They and all others not called will get their chance – that is a fair, just God.