Faith
Wednesday September 8, 2010
Hartsville News Journal
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FAITH COMMENTARY
"The Unforgivable Sin"
Neither (1) suicide nor (2) taking the Lord’s name in vein nor (3) rejecting speaking in tongues can in any way be connected to The Unforgivable Sin that Matthew 12:31 KJV reveals to you:

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.

Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is The Unforgivable Sin and confirming this takes you to “blasphemia” in the Greek Manuscripts:

blasphemia, Greek 989 (blasphemos); vilification (especially against God) :- blasphemy, evil speaking, Railing.

Webster’s helps you understand “blasphemia” by defining “vilification”; it gives the components of this sin:

1: the act of vilifying: ABUSE

2: an instance of vilifying: defamatory utterance

You can easily see that blaspheming God is abusing and defaming Him.

Returning to the Manuscripts, “blapto”, blasphemies prime verb, shows “God being hurt” added to abusing and defaming:

blapto; a primary verb; properly to hinder,

i.e. (by implication) to injure :- hurt.

Understanding blaspheming enables you to understand that The Unforgivable Sin is to worship Satan in the place of God; surely you recognize that nothing could be more defaming or hurting. Your house being spoiled, illustrated in Matthew 12:29 KJV, diagrams worshipping Satan as The Unforgivable Sin:

Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.

Matthew is drawing you a picture of blaspheming by illustrating Satan appealing to you (a strong man’s house) and you receiving him as Christ (him binding you). You, your goods, and your house become spoiled; Matthew 12:30 KJV continues:

He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.

“Scattereth abroad” is a permanent separation from God and it is what takes place to anyone that commits The Unforgivable Sin.

Taking place during the five months prior to Christ returning, blaspheming requires that you:

[1] Receive and worship Satan and

 

 

 

[2] Recognize him as Satan playing the role of Christ.

Blaspheming, as illustrated here, requires the blasphemer to have eyes to see and ears to hear. Eyes to see and ears to hear is representative of you understanding what God is saying to you in scripture.

Worshipping Satan, when knowing Christ is yet to come, shows your eyes and ears open and it clearly demonstrates committing this sin.

And then there are those that do not have eyes to see or ears to hear. Being misled into believing that Satan is Christ, they find themselves worshipping Satan when Christ returns; Rev. 6:15-16 KJV shows their reaction to mistaking him for Christ:

And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains

Being great, rich, or mighty helps you not as you now find yourself worshipping Satan; Verse 16 shows you horrified and embarrassed, praying for mountains to fall on you:

And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

Worshipping Satan is bad enough but when you do not realize that you are worshipping him, you cannot be committing The Unforgivable Sin.

Satan, claiming to be Christ, owns these five months but his influence ends when Christ returns. Locked away, he is no longer a threat to you.

With Satan temporarily out of the picture, the Millennium gives you a thousand years to make things right with the Lord again.

Is it possible that Matthew and Revelation have begun to open your eyes and ears to The Unforgivable Sin?

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Pastor Billy Johnson can be reached by email at billy@lakeshorebible.info or viewed online at www.lakeshorebible.com