Friday, September 9, 2016


 By Joel Finck

  Scripture Reading: Matthew 12:31, 32

From time to time we are asked, "Do you think it is  possible to commit the unpardonable sin today?" We are  always happy to answer, "No, not in this dispensation of  race!" There was a time when it was possible to fall into such  sin that it was impossible to return to the Lord.

Under the Law, God distinguished between sins of  "ignorance" and "presumptuous" sin. (See Numbers 15:29,  \30.) For the sin of ignorance, the Lord prescribed an  appropriate sacrifice. "And if any soul sin through ignorance,  then he shall bring a she goat of the first year for a sin offering.  And the priest shall make an atonement for the soul that  sinneth ignorantly, when he sinneth by ignorance before the
LORD, to make an atonement for him; and it shall be forgiven  him" (Numbers 15:27, 28). For the presumptuous (literally  meaning "open handed") sin, God prescribed no sacrifice but  rather commands, "Because he hath despised the word of the  LORD, and hath broken his commandment, that soul shall  utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him" (Numbers  15:31).

It is this same kind of open rebellion that the Lord refers  to in Matthew 12:31 & 32: "Wherefore I say unto you, All  manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but  the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit 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 corne." The nation ofIsrael committed  this kind of "open handed" sin when they were privileged to  personally witness the divine miracles and instruction of  Christ, but rejected Him anyway. To these, the offer of  forgiveness and a kingdom were withdrawn. But praise God,  under grace, no sin is beyond forgiveness; as Paul states in  Romans 5:20, "But where sin abounded, grace did much more  abound." No matter what manner of sin you have committed,  trust Christ today, and He will save you!

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