These writings I make, are not from what I have seen, only by what I have experienced. Knowing I am not unique, I hope to encourage others who may be having similar struggles. Let only the glory of Jesus be known. Amen.
Have you ever felt like you have committed the unforgivable sin? I know I have. If it weren’t for a special friend and the amazing grace of Jesus, I would still be stuck in it. Here is what I mean:
Maybe you fear you have done this. Maybe you have feared it so long that you feel like there is no hope. So why bother trying, God has made his decision and that’s that, right? No, this is simply not the case. It is exactly the opposite. The Bible makes it clear that Gods forgiveness and mercy can reach any depths. Period. There are no if, ands or buts about it. The Bible even show us the way to His infinite mercy. Just ask John the Baptist: Repentance.
It is not God who is deciding to never forgive you for all eternity, it is you deciding not to receive His forgiveness. God simply respects your decision. When we look at the context in which Jesus is speaking of the unforgivable sin, it helps to put this matter into perspective. He is speaking to men, whom are in the very presence of God incarnate. What I mean is, Jesus was right there, and there is no way that in their hearts they didn’t know who He was. He was there in the flesh. The men He was talking to were making an informed choice to turn away from their God knowingly and hold on to their ways instead, and Jesus knew this. Consider the words of Billy Graham on the matter as well: ‘refusing to turn to God and accept his forgiveness is the eternal sin.’
A rule of thumb is that if you are fearful that you have committed this sin, then you haven’t. Your fear shows that you still have the ability of repentance in your heart. Even when you feel like that fear has gone away, it hasn’t, because you are still thinking about it, aren’t you? For those of you that may be in this predicament, I encourage you to do what may feel like the hardest thing you can possibly do: Get on your knees, pray to Jesus for forgiveness, and thank Him for His forgiveness, mercy and love. Tell Him that you receive His forgiveness. That you receive His love because He is Love. He wants you no matter how far you have drifted away. Even if you doubt the sincerity in your heart while making this prayer, do it anyways. That’s what I did, and it changed my life. I even admitted in the prayer I was unsure of the sincerity in my heart. I asked for forgiveness for this too.
Remember, there is no heart hard enough for Jesus not to be able to penetrate it with His love. So long as you are willing to simply look in His direction. Do this, and no matter what your state, He will come running towards you filled with joy. Just as the father did in the parable of the prodigal son. Always remember that you are His child, and He wants you back. He wants all of us back. He made that evident to the world when he hung on the cross, forgiving the very ones who put Him there.