Matthew 12:31 - The Sin God Cannot Forgive.
Mat.12:31; The Sin God Cannot Forgive.
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. Mat 12:31 (KJV)
"The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin" (1
John 1:7). No matter how sinful a person has been, no matter what his
position may be, if he will repent and believe, coming unto Christ and
trusting Him as his personal Saviour, he may be saved unto the uttermost.
. . .
I know the danger of those who refuse to walk in the light as
God gives it. They bring upon themselves the terrible crisis of
being left to follow their own ways, to do after their own judgment.
The conscience becomes less and less impressible. The voice of God
seems to become more and more distant, and the wrongdoer is left to
his own infatuation. In stubbornness he resists every appeal,
despises all counsel and advice, and turns from every provision made for
his salvation. . . . The Spirit of God no longer exerts a
restraining power over him, and the sentence is passed, "He is joined to
idols; let him alone" (see Hosea 4:17). . . . This is the process
through which the soul passes that rejects the working of the Holy
Spirit. . . .
No one need look upon the sin against the Holy Ghost as
something mysterious and indefinable. The sin against the Holy Ghost is
the sin of persistent refusal to respond to the invitation to
repent. If you refuse to believe in Jesus Christ as your personal
Saviour. . . , you love the atmosphere that surrounded the first great
apostate. You choose this atmosphere rather than the atmosphere that
surrounds the Father and the Son, and God allows you to have your choice.
But let no soul be discouraged by this presentation of the matter.
Let no one who is striving to do the will of the Master be cast
Come with your whole heart to Jesus. Repent of your sins, make
confession to God, forsake all iniquity, and you may appropriate to
yourself all His promises. "Look unto me, and be ye saved" (Isa. 45: 22)
is His gracious invitation.