The Unpardonable Sin
Would you stand now for the reading of the Word of God? I'm going to read what I consider to be some of the most terrifying and awesome verses in all of the Word of God. Matthew chapter 12 and verse 30. Jesus Christ is speaking, now these are not my words, listen to them now, they are the words of Jesus Christ. And these words tell us of a sin, a sin so terrible, a sin so awful, a sin so horrible, if you commit that sin, you will never, never, never, never, never ever be forgiven. It is a sin that cannot be forgiven in this life. It is a sin that will not be forgiven in the world to come. It is a sin that Jesus Christ calls the unpardonable, the unforgivable sin.
I read in Matthew chapter 12 and verse 30, ''Jesus said, He that is not with me is against me,'' and by the way, everybody in this room tonight is either with Jesus or against Him, ''and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.'' Everybody here is either working for Christ or against Him. And then Jesus said, ''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 world, neither in the world to come.'' Would you be seated please?
In Scotland many years ago there was a man who went walking on the beach. On one side was the ocean, the tide had gone out. On the other side were the great towering cliffs, along that beach side. As that man was walking there on the beach, he came to a sign and it said, WARNING, do not proceed further. If you do, you will not have time to return before the tide comes in. The man saw the tide so far out and so much space there to walk on. He thought, ''That's ridiculous, the tide never comes in that swiftly.'' And he continued his walk, but ...
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