The Sin That Can't Be Forgiven by Jerry Vines

Jerry Vines
Mark 3:22-30

These are serious and solemn words from the lips of
our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ, in these words
says there is a sin which cannot be forgiven. He said
those who blaspheme against the Holy Spirit have no
forgiveness for sin and they are in danger of eternal

This is a question which has occupied the minds of
people for a long, long time. What is this
unforgivable sin? Somebody says if you commit murder,
then you can't be forgiven. Is murder the unforgivable
sin? Somebody else says if you commit adultery you
cannot ever be forgiven of that sin. Others say that
to deny the Lord Jesus Christ—to blaspheme the Lord
Jesus Christ. That is the sin which cannot be

There is a lot of speculation about what that
particular sin may be.

If you are a born again believer, if there is a time
in your life when you realized that you were a sinner,
that Jesus died on the cross for your sins, and as
best you know you repented of those sins and by faith
invited the Lord Jesus Christ into your heart, you are
born again, you are a child of God, you are going to
heaven when you die, and you cannot commit this
unpardonable sin.

Now, a Christian can commit other sins in relation to
the Holy Spirit. The Bible says a believer can grieve
the Holy Spirit by words that we say, by things that
we do. The Holy Spirit, who dwells in us, can be
grieved at our behavior. We can also quench the Holy
Spirit. The Bible says we are not to quench the Holy
Spirit. When we do and fail to speak a good word of
witness as He would have us to; or when we fail to let
him work through us to be a blessing to other people.
It's possible for a believer to quench the Holy
Spirit. It is possible to grieve the Holy Spirit. But
it is not possible for a born again child of God to
blaspheme against the Holy Spirit.

The second thing I want to say is ...

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