Do you know that the bible teaches us that there is an unforgivable sin?

Do you know what it is? Have you ever been fearful that you might have done it?


The concept of the unforgivable sin has been a horrifying thought that the devil has used to terrify and paralyze many sincere and committed Christians. Today we will make clear what this sin is and what this sin isn’t. 


I want to start by giving you a simple bible principle concerning sin. “If you can confess it, God can forgive it”. The bible makes this clear in 1 John 1:9. 


If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9, NKJV)


So right up front we can conclude that the unforgivable sin would leave you in a stubborn condition where you would refuse to confess your sin. 


Another important thing to remember is the heart of God.


For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.” (Psalm 86:5, NKJV)


The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, Slow to anger and great in mercy.” (Psalm 145:8, NKJV)


God loves you and wants to forgive you.


For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3:16–17, NKJV)


Now let’s look at a section of today’s text and see if you can recognize some characteristics of the unforgivable sin.


Hebrews 10:26–29 (NKJV) 26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. 28 Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? 


One more thing. This willful sin isn’t just any sin. It is the sin that the author has been addressing from the beginning of this letter. It is the sin of turning away from Christ. Also, examine carefully verse twenty-nine and see if you can identify and define the three characteristics of the unforgivable sin. If this doesn’t describe you, then there’s a future and a hope for you. 


He promised to save all who Call upon His Name.


 Pastor Mike