The Unpardonable Sin, part 2 of 3
First the same Question: There is NO unpardonable sin in this Dispensation of Grace. True or False?
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The Unpardonable Sin, part 2 of 3
SO, CAN A CHRISTIAN COMMIT THE UNPARDONABLE SIN?
Let us note what happened to the saints who sinned in Corinth. “For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the LORD’s body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the LORD, THAT WE SHOULD NOT BE CONDEMNED WITH THE WORLD.” 1 Corinthians 11:29-32.
“There is therefore NOW no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus.” These sinning saints could NOT be condemned with the world. Note again one of the mentioned sins of the Corinthians saints, in 1 Corinthians 6:6-8, “But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers. Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? Why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded? Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.” In spite of their sins, the Holy Spirit wrote to them, “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” 1 Corinthians 6:19.
But how about Hebrews 6:4-6?, “For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit, And have tasted the good Word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame.”
How about Hebrews 6:17-18. God cannot lie. He promised us eternal life before the world began. Titus 1:2. And note 2 Timothy 1:9, “Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and Grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.” God wants Christians to KNOW that they have eternal life. “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may KNOW that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” 1 John 5:13.
If a man BELIEVES the Gospel of Grace and RECEIVES the LORD Jesus Christ, he receives the Holy Spirit. Then IF he could fall away, he could not be renewed.
BUT NOW read carefully, Galatians 6:1, Luke 17:3-4, and 1 John 2:1. Can a so called backslider, a Christian who has sinned, be renewed? OF COURSE! Most assuredly. Every Christian believes that a penitent backslider who confesses his sins will be renewed. Therefore Hebrews 6:4-6 does not refer to such an one. Got it? To be SURE you got it, read again Matthew 12:31-32. And read WITH these verses Luke 23:34, Acts 3:15-18, Acts 3:25-26.
In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore, here, now, is declared unto you the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation: "that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. BELIEVE today. The time is short.
So There You Have it!
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Grace be to you and peace, from God: our Father, and The LORD Jesus Christ.
In The LORD Jesus Christ,
The Lion and Lamb Ministry
Pastor David Picos, D.D.
Minister and Ambassador for Christ in the Ministry of Reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18-20)