The Unpardonable Sin II
Dr. Adrian Rogers
Would you take God’s Word and turn to Matthew chapter 12, and in a moment I’m going to begin reading in verse 31, but first this. In Scotland many years ago there was a man walking on the beach. In Scotland, the tide comes in very fast and very full. On one side was the ocean. On the other side there were towering cliffs, almost impossible to scale without a stairway or help. As this man was walking way out on the beach, because the tide had gone out, he came to a marker, a sign. That sign said, Do not go beyond this point. If you do, you will not have sufficient time to get back before the tide comes in.
Well, he disregarded that sign, thinking I can outwalk or outrun any tide that may come in. But then the tide turned and began to come in and wash around his feet. He turned and made his way back toward the cliffs, but he had misjudged the distance. He had failed to read the sign and heed the sign, that is. Then the water began to wash around his knees and his waist and he began to struggle and as he reached the cliff, he tried to climb up. There were those who were watching and they tried to get to him, but they could not help him. Then a great wave came and washed him down from the cliff and the on-lookers tragically watched him die. Tragically. Why? Because he had crossed the deadline. He had gone beyond the point of no return.
Our Lord tells us about something like that in the spiritual world. In Matthew chapter 12 and verse 31 he gives one of the most solemn warnings in all of the Bible. Here’s what he says, “Wherefore, I say unto you. All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men, but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. 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 worl ...
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