Jacob Answers (The Unforgiveable Sin)


The Unforgivable Sin

This week I put a line in the water to see what type of discussion could be caught. I received a bunch of wonderful comments and emails with a variety of topics, some I tried to answer as replies, others I responded personally to, but the one I really felt that many could benefit from was a question that came from Ricky Ramos about the unforgivable sin. Here is his question.

Hello, Jacob. I was here before asking you what do you believe is the unpardonable sin. I am interested in your answer because I have been reading about this a lot and havent really gotten an answer that satisfies me. – Ricky Ramos Apr 27, 10:29 pm

What a great question and as Ricky stated, many times I have heard people try to explain this one to me and, like Ricky, I never got an answer that made any sense at all. Just more fear poured upon fear. Well, it’s time we put an end to that. So, let’s tak a look at one of the scriptures that states this.

Matthew 12:32
32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

Let me start by stating why this is such an important scripture to understand.

We all know by now, HOPEFULLY, that the LETTER (that is, the literal understanding of scripture) KILLS, and the SPIRIT of the scripture gives life.

Time and time again we have seen people twisting and turning the scriptures to mean all sorts of things and to further all sorts of agendas. The scripture that has Ricky asking questions has been used to further the belief in infinite torture, which is the commonly held belief of a literal place called “Hell” that our God of Love supposedly created to send those he created ignorant of him to begin with. SILLY RIGHT?

Now, of course I am not about to go into a deep explanation as to why there is no such place. I have written extensively about this in the past, see my article “Hell Revealed”, or “The Lake of Fire Revealed” for more information about the topic. Hopefully you have been coming to this site long enough to know that the HELL that is written about in scripture is another world for “the place of the dead, the hidden place, the grave, Sheol” etc… meaning it is another word for “Ignorant Suffering”, remember people only the TRUTH sets people free, the lies and cares of this world cause nothing but misery, weeping and gnashing of teeth.

That being said, I’m sure you can see how people can take the scripture in question, that states THERE IS AN UNFORGIVEABLE SIN, and extrapolate that this is evidence that God would torture his ignorant creation endlessly, instead of teaching them, correcting them, guiding them, and saving them from their ignorance AS SCRIPTURE STATES. 🙂

Personally, I can’t see how anyone could deduce that there is anything we could possibly do that would move God to completely give up on us for. Sure we will REAP what we SOW, we will be corrected for what we do wrong, but God give up on us? NEVER!

Psalm 94:14
For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance!

No, there is NOTHING that can seperate us from the LOVE OF GOD! Let me get this first very important point out-of-the-way… There is NOTHING that can seperate us from God!

Romans 8
35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Can anything seperate us from the love of God through Christ? The answer once again is, NO!

Romans 8
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

So is it EVER POSSIBLE that God would give up on us? The answer is always, NO, it would be IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOD TO GIVE UP ON US!

Luke 1:37
For with God nothing shall be impossible.

Nothing is impossible for God. God can do all things!

But it is however IMPOSSIBLE for anyone, or anything to thwart God’s will. Meaning what God wants God gets!

Proverbs 19:21
Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.

Isaiah 43:13
Yes, and from ancient days I am he. No one can deliver out of my hand. When I act, who can reverse it?”

Daniel 4:35
All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: “What have you done?”

I hope you can see that God’s will WILL be done, regardless. EVEN IF WE DON’T BELIEVE… NOTHING CAN STOP GOD’S WILL!

God doesn’t need US to do anything, say anything, be anything, or believe anything, it is GOD that does the work. YES, he creates the good and the seemingly bad. God does it all! GOD IS IN CONTROL, ALWAYS AND FOREVER! So what God wants God gets… The reason for this is wonderful… And those who have “ears to hear this will”.

2 Timothy 2:13
If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.

So even our UNBELIEF can’t stop God’s will. Now why am I making this point?

The answer you will understand the moment you UNDERSTAND what GOD’S WILL is.

You see it is God’s will to have all of mankind saved.

1 Timothy 2:4
Who WILL have ALL men (mankind) to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

Now this is REALLY GOOD NEWS (the gospel). No matter what we have done, no matter where we have gone, no matter what we believe and don’t believe, EVENTUALLY all will be saved from their ignorance, and ALL will come to the KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH AND THE STATURE OF THE PERFECT MAN (CHRIST).

So with that being said, HOW COULD ANYONE EVER STATE THAT THERE IS SOMETHING THAT WE COULD DO THAT WOULD BE BEYOND GOD’S GRACE AND EVER STRETCHED HAND? The answer is simple, ignorance.

People are just ignorant. Now Ricky, when I explain this to you, you and many other may just clock yourselves in the head with the palm of your hand like someone in a V-8 commercial.

This explanation, I hope, will clear up SO MUCH for SO MANY when it comes to this scripture that has so many scared that they may have ignorantly sinned against the Holy Spirit for which there is NO FORGIVENESS… dun dun dunnnnnn!

Let’s start by DEFINING what FORGIVENESS is.

According to Mirriam Webster, this is the definition:

FORGIVENESS:
a: to give up resentment of or claim to requital for b: to grant relief from payment of

Let me put it plain for you. Say you owe me twenty dollars and can’t pay me back. To FORGIVE you of that debt would mean I say, HEY DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT, YOU OWE ME NOTHING.

Forgiveness means YOU DO SOMETHING for which a penalty should be paid and it IS NOT paid but the debt is forgiven!

Let me write that again, to FORGIVE means if someone wrongs you, borrows from you, or does something that need repair or repayment, the person who has done the wrong, or borrowing is simply FORGIVEN of any offense, debt, or error on their part. They aren’t punished, they aren’t held accountable, they aren’t guilty, they don’t need to make amends, they don’t need to make small payments monthly until it is paid back.

TO FORGIVE means to COMPLETELY RELEASE someone from any type of debt, be that a monetary debt, offence, or error.

Okay, hopefully you understand what FORGIVENESS means now.

NOW, you may be able to see why this scripture that has so many people upset and worried is really nothing at all to be upset and worried about. Because if truth be told, we are CONSTANTLY SINNING AGAINST the holy spirit, for which there is no forgiveness. Which means, we are corrected! THAT’S IT!

We aren’t forgiven (RELEASED from our mistake or debt) because if God simply allowed us to do wrong without having us reap what we have sown WE WOULD NEVER LEARN and COME TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH.

You see, God cannot simply FORGIVE us (release completely) from our wrong doings, otherwise how else would be learn from them?

It is not a bad or terrible thing to NOT BE FORGIVEN for sinning (being in error, missing the point, missing the mark, missing the truth).

Let’s say that we grew up to believe that if someone stole from us, that it was God’s will to cut of that person’s hand, that would be a SIN against the HOLY SPIRIT (WHICH IS TRUTH AND LOVE AND LIFE). Meaning, it is NOT God’s will for us to hurt those who hurt us, it is God’s will for us to LOVE and FORGIVE even our enemies.

Matthew 5:44
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you

To believe that you must someone hate, condemn, or hurt those who hurt you is SINNING AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT. To put it plainly, you missed the mark, you missed the TRUTH that we must LOVE! In addition, if God was to simply forgive you of that error, you would never learn. SO, there is NO FORGIVENESS for such an act. Now does that mean God condemns you to a place of endless torture? OF COURSE NOT! There is no such thing.

However, it does mean, God will repay the offender by having them reap what they sow. God will correct that offender by allowing the same thing to happen to them whether in this world, or the next.

Matthew 12:32
32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

If the words coming out of our mouth are contrary to the TRUTH, it is unforgivable. Meaning, God will correct us and put the right words in our mouth. If our actions are contrary to God’s truth and love, God will correct us. It is unforgivable. AND THAT IS A GOOD THING! Because if we were just allowed to get away with anything and everything, we would NEVER come to the TRUTH and we would be forever lost. Meaning we would never enter the Promise Land of Righteousness, Peace, Joy, and Power in the Holy Ghost.

Just like the child who need to get burned a couple of times before he or she stops touching that hot stove, God corrects us of our ignorance by allowing us to simply reap what we sow. SO WE DON’T HURT OURSELVES FURTHER WITH OUR IGNORANT BEHAVIOR.

Galatians 6:7
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap
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If you do foolish things, you will reap those things. If you do right and your actions are pure and there is love in your heart you will reap peace in return.

8For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

Anyone that teaches that GOD GIVES UP ON US, is in fact SINNING against the HOLY SPIRIT themselves.

And yes for that there is no forgiveness. Meaning, God will have to correct a person that thinks that God will give up them, because THAT IS NOT TRUE, it is error, it is SIN. And it is a horrible place to be spiritually. It is a foolish thought.

Let’s reason… If God gives up on us then we have permission to give up on others. If God wants people to suffer, then it gives us permission to the do the same. THAT IS SIN (foolish thinking). No God is LOVE and love it patient, gentle, kind, it doesn’t seek to strive, it does not HOLD ACCOUNTS and it NEVER CASTS OFF! But love also CORRECTS. Which is why, we are set STRAIGHT when we are riding our High Horse in error as Paul was. We need to be corrected of our SIN (foolish thinking)

Proverbs 24:9
The thought of foolishness is sin

If God simply FORGAVE us for not knowing the truth, and living the truth, then we would never know the TRUTH. And we would be forever lost.

If God didn’t CORRECT us for every error and allowed us to continue on the path of evil (ignorance) then God never loved us to begin with.

But since GOD IS LOVE, God WILL correct us, he can’t allow us to get away with being ignorant. God corrects those he loves.

Hebrews 12:
5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:
6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?

We have long attributed believed forgiveness with how a person feel’s about us.

When a child does wrong, their parents punish them and then when the punishment is over the parent says, “Are you sorry?” And when the child says they are, the parent says, “I forgive you.”

However, THAT is NOT forgiveness, as we now know.

FORGIVESS would be for that parent to simply allow the child to do wrong and not hold him or her accountable. And if we, as parents, did such a thing… we would not be considered good parents. Because we know better than our children. Our children are ignorant of many things that we understand through experience. So when they do wrong we HAVE to correct them so they won’t make those same mistakes again and can go on to live a full, joy filled life. GOD IS NO DIFFERENT!

We can sin again the SON OF MAN (Which is our sense of being/ego) but we CANNOT sin against the HOLY SPIRIT, which is truth. We cannot be ignorant of the TRUTH, we MUST be corrected for this. AND THAT IS ALSO GREAT NEWS! Because through our correction comes the great Glory of what we become when all is said and done.

Romans 8:18
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

As is written in Mark, the reason there is no forgiveness for Blaspheming or Sinning against the Holy Ghost is because the person is in danger of a period of time where they are corrected (judged) so they can be separated from their ignorance instead of being separated from the TRUTH in their own imagination. This is what “eternal damnation” means, it is an undefined period of time (aionos) of separation/judgment. It does NOT MEAN that since the ignorant person is ignorant that God will send them to a place of endless torture, it just means that God MUST correct them. And thank God for that.

So Ricky, I sure hope this has given you an answer that satisfies your question. I hope you now know what forgiveness is, and why correction and guidance is so important.

Most importantly, I hope that everyone reading this essay is left with a feeling of peace, knowing that no matter where they are, no matter what they are going through, everything is working together for their Good.

Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

God loves us so much that he won’t forgive us when we are ignorant of him, he will correct us and bring us to the truth and perfect stature of his son (child) and we can finally believe in the name (NATURE) that is above ALL NAMES (NATURES) so we can finally be FORGIVEN (released) from the ignorance that once haunted us for so long.

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Until next time, LIVE, LAUGH, AND LOVE! BE THAT LIGHT AND DIFFERENCE!
Jacob
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