The Unpardonable Sin
Dr. J. Vernon McGee
Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: It is expedient for you that I go away; for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. (John 16:7, 8)
Our entire system of jurisprudence is undergoing a revolution of great proportions. The legal apparatus of our nation is being remodeled and revised. There is emerging an entirely different approach to the arrest and conviction of alleged criminals. The former purpose of the law was to punish the guilty and to protect the innocent. The new concept of justice is weighed on the side of the guilty and of the criminal. Now it appears that the guilty are to be protected and the innocent are to be punished. A known mass killer is given every protection to the extent that it seems almost impossible to bring him to justice. Meanwhile, helpless and innocent women are exposed to the fiendish designs of any other murderer who might be loose in that area, feeling that he too could get by with it. It is difficult today to obtain a conviction - yet a conviction against the guilty is the sole objective of the prosecution, while the defense seeks to avoid conviction by every means that is possible.
In the spiritual realm, the Holy Spirit seeks to bring conviction to the guilty heart of man. And the natural man attempts to avoid accepting the verdict of guilty. He tries every method to discount it; he uses every device that is known to dismiss the charge of guilty; he uses every expedient, all the way from blatant denial to miserable excuses. But, in spite of man's vaunted boasting, the charge of God still stands: Man is guilty before God.
Now we know that whatever things the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. (Romans 3:19)
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