The Unforgivable Sin

Jesus Christ did not die for all of your possible sins. He died for all but one of them. That one unpardonable sin is blasphemy against the Holy Ghost. Under the Old Testament covenant, absolutely no sin was forgivable. Until Jesus Christ was crucified, the wages of any and all sin was death:

The wages of sin is death.       (Romans 3:23)

After Jesus died on the cross we fell under the New Testament covenant for salvation from the wages of sin. Under the New Testament, all sin is forgivable with the exception of one:

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. (Matthew 12:31)

We can blaspheme God the Father or God the Son and be forgiven. What is the difference between them and God the Holy Ghost? The Holy Ghost is that third of the Trinity of God presently on earth to assist Christians. We receive this help after individually believing in Jesus Christ. The Bible's definition of blasphemy is assuming to oneself the rights or qualities of God:

Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, Many good works have I showed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. (John 10:31-33)

So assuming to oneself the rights or qualities of God is blasphemy. This is exactly what Satan did when he rebelled against God. He attempted to usurp God's authority. It is also the sin Satan wants man to commit by believing the lie, "Ye shall not surely die." By believing this lie, we assume the one quality of God which we lack, that of eternal life.

Let us consider why the only unforgivable sin is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth and placed angels on the earth as caretakers under supervision of the archangel Satan. However, Satan wanted to be like the most high God:

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!... For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God... I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. (Isaiah 14:12-14)

Not satisfied being an archangel, Satan rebelled and attempted to usurp the power and authority of God, thus committing blasphemy. God then created man a little lower than the angels during the Genesis recreation of the earth:

What is man, that thou art mindful of him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels. (Psalm 8:4-5)

Man is mortal, but can become equal unto the angels when born again as a spirit at or after the Second Coming of Christ. Once man is born again as a spiritual body, he will be immortal and live forever. These new angels being created from mortal men and women will then assume the duties of the rebellious angels on earth.

If immortal replacements are being created to replace the rebels, then certainly one characteristic which they must not possess is that quality which caused the originals to fail! The original crew committed blasphemy against God, the creator of the earth. They rebelled against His creation and failed in their responsibility as earthly caretakers. The Trinity's day-to-day representative assigned to aid Christians on the earth now is the Holy Ghost. Thus, the one unpardonable sin which man must not commit is this similar sin of blasphemy against the Holy Ghost! Any man who commits this sin cannot be born again as a spirit. God does not desire to create more immortal spirits with the same character flaw which caused the originals to fail. Mortal man must accept God's authority and respect Him as a precursor to immortality!

Since all men are mortal beings, by assuming the godly characteristic of eternal life, they commit blasphemy against God. They are equating themselves with God! In addition, they commit what we might call "reverse blasphemy," by assigning human qualities to God! Anger, vindictiveness, and hatred are all qualities of man, not God. Anyone who would condemn others to eternal torture in hell simply for not believing in him obviously is very angry, vindictive, and hateful. Those characteristics do not apply to God. God is love. Therefore, God did not create such a system, man did! Man created the immortal soul myth and its fictitious associated punishment under Satan's influence. By believing God created such a system, you are assigning human characteristics to God! That is, if you believe God created a system whereby billions of people will burn in hell for eternity, you belittle God by assigning to Him human qualities! What would God gain from the eternal torment of all nonbelievers?

Only those believing in Jesus gain eternal life. A person who assigns to himself godly characteristics believes in himself, not Jesus. Therefore, these people do not qualify for eternal life under the New Testament covenant of John 3:16 since they believe in themselves over Jesus. Meek, humble humans are going to inherit eternal life, not holier than thou blasphemers:

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. (Matthew 5:5)

No man with the character flaw which caused Satan and some of his angels to rebel will be allowed to become immortal and live forever! In fact, many that are judged as first on their works by men will be last in the Kingdom of God. Whereas those judged as the lowest levels under man's rule shall become first in the Kingdom of God:

But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first. (Matthew 19:30)

Note that it is many, not all. It is possible, but unlikely, for wealthy, powerful people as judged by man to also be humble Christians. Works deemed important to God are not those which make men more important and powerful here on earth. Works important to God would include spreading the gospel, feeding the poor, healing the sick, clothing the naked, housing the homeless, visiting those in prison, etc. The same attributes here on earth do not lead to wealth, fame, and power:

And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. (Matthew 23:12)

The best biblical example of a being who committed the unpardonable sin is Satan. Desiring to be like the most high God, Satan rebelled against God and committed blasphemy. At one time, Satan must have been held in high regard to become an archangel and be given authority over the entire earth. Did he originally accept and respect his superiors of the Trinity of God? We can certainly expect that was one criteria for his getting the assignment. He then rejected the Trinity of God's authority when he rebelled. Satan obviously committed blasphemy.

Nowhere in the Bible is it ever even hinted that Satan can be forgiven, even if he sought forgiveness. He committed the unpardonable sin! Satan is now tempting humans to commit that same unpardonable sin! By believing that we have an immortal soul, we assume the immortal characteristic of God, thus committing blasphemy!

Consider this. If blasphemy is defined as the crime of assuming to oneself the rights or qualities of God, and believing that one is born with an immortal soul assumes the eternal life quality of God, then are those who believe they have an immortal soul committing blasphemy? It would certainly seem so.

On the other hand, remember the innocence quality of children in that they cannot commit sin until understanding that the associated act constitutes a sin:

To him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. (Romans 5:13)

Therefore, it would not be blasphemous to believe you are immortal like God if you did not realize that you were committing blasphemy. You were ignorant of the fact that it was a sin. In fact, religious leaders with doctoral degrees teach the immortal soul myth as truth. So up until this time, you have not been committing the unpardonable sin by believing you were born with immortality like the Holy Ghost. Until now, you have accepted a misinterpretation as fact. Guess what?

Now  you  know !

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