Food for thought….the unpardonable sin

forgiveness and redemption

 

I talked with a woman the other day, and when I shared with her the gift that Jesus offers us with His death on Calvary and the forgiveness of sins, she responded by saying “I’ll take my chances because I haven’t done anything that is deserving of hell.” That response cuts me to the heart, I would rather get ANY response other than that.  I would rather someone tell me that they are a drug addict who has murdered someone and they don’t feel like they are deserving of heaven.  That is a soul that God can work with.  The prideful soul that rejects the gift of salvation because they “don’t sin” is indeed the person that has committed what the Bible refers to as the unpardonable sin.

The Bible tells us that the blaspheme of the Holy Spirit is the unpardonable sin.  The rejection of Jesus in an unpardonable sin in that there is no forgiveness in this world or the world to come.  People often exalt themselves as good, moral people who are honest and faithful and have never committed any great crime, but in reality if they have not accepted Jesus as their Savior, they are guilty of the worst sin of all.  The gift of salvation is not merely believing in God, it is surrendering your life to Jesus who has laid down His life for you.  Without forgiveness of your sins, you have NO ACCESS TO GOD.  He has  suffered an unimaginable death because of His infinite love and great grace toward you.

I read a shirt the other day that said “Forgiveness and Redemption” John 3:16, the bottom of the shirt said “this offer expires when you do” That is the sobering reality, read that one more time…this offer expires when you do, and you don’t know when that will be.  It may be when you are done reading this post, it may be a week from now, it may be a year from now, it may be ten years from now.  You can have confidence that your last breath in this life will begin your first breath in the presence of our Savior.  An abundant life is what Jesus promises, and His promises are sure.

Do you believe in Jesus Christ as your Savior? Have you committed your life to Him? If you have, then dear Sister we will one day meet in the presence of our Savior in a place that is indescribable.  If you have not, then you are guilty of an unpardonable sin.  BUT…the gift that Jesus offers, the forgiveness and redemption of sins, is offered freely to every person and you have that opportunity today.  The opportunity to know God, to have a relationship with Him, and to guarantee the promise of eternity with Him in heaven.

 

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