What is the unforgivable sin?

To remarry or not is between you and God, He will take back Israel as it is prophesied in Ezekiel; and divorce is not the unforgivable sin and to remarry is not the unforgivable sin.
Luke 21
12. But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you , delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake. 13. And it shall turn to you for a testimony. 14. Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: 15. For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
Refusing to allow the Holy Spirit to speak through you at this point in time is what I have been thought is the unforgiveable sin.

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Hi @keith3,

I thought this was an interesting point.

As I refreshed my memory on this, I looked into Mark 3:28-30, which reads,

Truly I tell you, people will be forgiven for all sins and whatever blasphemies they utter. But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”— because they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.”

In the context of this passage, it seems that Jesus explains that what was unforgivable is to reject Jesus as evil.


In the story of Scripture, Jesus is the one who saves us from our sins. So to reject the Savior is to remain unforgiven.

Yet we see that Jesus’ heart is to forgive generously. He teaches that “people will be forgiven for all sins and whatever blasphemies they utter.” He is inviting us to come to him, that he might forgive and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

I’m curious to hear other thoughts on these passages.

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Thank you for the clarification.


This is how I’ve understood it too.

I heard someone recently put it like this: God is indiscriminate with his grace and forgiveness. All we must do is turn to him and we will be forgiven.

If we do not turn to him, we can not be forgiven, because we keep our distance and reject him. Logically, we cannot experience his forgiveness in this state, thus making it the ‘unforgivable sin’. It is impossible and nonsensical to simultaneously reject God and all he has to offer while approach him for his forgiveness for rejecting him.

I love how C.S. Lewis puts it in The Great Divorce:

There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, in the end, “Thy will be done.” All that are in Hell, choose it. Without that self-choice there could be no Hell. No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek find. Those who knock it is opened.

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