UNBELIEF – THE UNFORGIVABLE SIN!
AFTER HIS CONVERSATION WITH NICODEMUS IN JOHN 3 ABOUT THE NEW BIRTH, JESUS CONTINUED ON IN THIS WAY:
(John 3:13-21) “No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, that it may be clearly seen that his deeds have been carried out in God.”
Nearly always, when the scripture telling of Jesus’ meeting with Nicodemus is expounded, the expounder stops at John 3:16; and that’s okay. But, sometimes it’s good to go on and read about the only reason for condemnation; and that’s this: “But whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.” In other words: We may be forgiven for our total depravity, and for any sin we commit, except the sin of unbelief. That sin is, in fact, unforgivable. It is the sin against the Holy Spirit, because by not believing, one ignores the wooing of the Holy Spirit, thereby sinning against him.
So I admonish anyone who has not taken this seriously before: Come to the Light. He is the Lord Jesus Christ. Believe in your heart that He is the One revealed in God’s Holy Word as Savior and Lord. Call upon His Name, confessing your sins. Come by faith. What does it profit you if you gain the entire world, but lose your soul? (Matthew 16:26) I’m telling whoever reads this these things because it’s what God wants me to do, and because I care what happens to you.
From a sinner saved by God’s Amazing Grace,