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Is There a Sin God Cannot Forgive?

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September 14, 2020
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In this message Dr. Jeremiah explains from Mark 3 what the unpardonable sin is.

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Is There a Sin God Cannot Forgive?

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  • David Jeremiah: Is therea sin that God cannot forgive?
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  • This is a serious questionthat troubles many people today.
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  • For if fear and doubt cause usto question God's ability
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  • to forgive, we arein a losing situation,
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  • leaving us with no peace of mindor hope for the future.
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  • Hello, I'm David Jeremiah,and welcome to "Turning Point."
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  • a sin that is unforgivable.
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  • That is the titleof today's message,
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  • "Is There a Sin GodCannot Forgive?"
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  • As with all ten of the questionsin this series, we are looking
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  • David: One of the questionsI have been asked over the years
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  • that I've been doing what I dois this, "Pastor, can I commit
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  • a sin that God cannot forgive?"
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  • Quite often, this question isasked in the past tense, like,
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  • "I think I've done somethingthat God will not forgive.
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  • I've tried to get God to forgiveme, but I don't feel like he
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  • has forgiven me,and I can't forgive myself.
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  • Pastor, I think I may havecommitted the unpardonable sin."
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  • Now, this question usually comesfrom someone who has
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  • an overwhelming sense of guiltfor something that they
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  • have done in the past.
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  • And it is usually a referenceto the passage of Scripture
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  • that we're going to study today.
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  • For here in Mark, and againin a more fleshed-out way
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  • in Matthew's accountof this event, we are told
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  • that there is somethingwhich a person can do
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  • for which there isno forgiveness, in this age
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  • or even in the age to come.
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  • I'm not making that up,that's what the Scripture says.
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  • Our context today is the storyabout a man who was possessed
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  • of a demon.
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  • And in the story, our Lordconfronts this demon,
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  • and the demon is cast out,and the man
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  • is completely healed.
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  • But the result of what Jesus didis another confrontation
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  • with the religious peopleof his day.
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  • These people are not impressedby what Jesus is doing.
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  • They are actually convictedby it.
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  • And as we're going to seein the story, out of what Jesus
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  • did that day comethe three most prominent
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  • opinions that people have todayabout who Jesus Christ
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  • really is.
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  • Who is Jesus Christ?
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  • Well, in the 20th verseof the third chapter,
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  • we discover, first of allthat, to his family,
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  • Jesus was demented.
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  • Now, I'm not saying that to getyour attention, it's just true.
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  • Verse 20 and 21 of Mark 3 readslike this, "Then the multitude
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  • came together again,so that they could not
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  • so much as eat bread.
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  • And when his own people heardabout this, they went out
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  • to lay hold of him,for they said,
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  • 'He is out of his mind.'"
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  • The Bible says the crowdhas become intense,
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  • the pressure has become intense,and the word about it gets back
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  • to Nazareth where Jesus lived.
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  • And his family, his own,more than likely his brothers,
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  • come to Capernaum.
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  • And the Bible says they come,and we would call this
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  • to perform an intervention.
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  • We can relax a little bitabout that because no doubt they
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  • were doing it out of their lovefor him.
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  • They're concernedfor his safety,
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  • they're concerned.
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  • I mean, the man's not eating.
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  • "We got to get himout of this situation.
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  • We got to get him where wecan take care of him."
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  • So I'm certain that some of itwas motivated out of love,
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  • but the other side of itis that I think they were
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  • kind of embarrassed.
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  • "We got to get Jesus home,he's embarrassing us.
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  • He's actingin a fanatical, insane manner."
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  • Jesus's brothers thoughthe was crazy.
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  • They said,"He is out of his mind."
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  • That's biblical for crazy.
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  • How many of you knowthat, if you're a follower
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  • of Christ, sooner or latersomebody's going to think
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  • you're crazy?
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  • The very best thing theywere saying about Jesus
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  • in the language of todayis that Jesus had become
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  • a radical.
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  • So I want to confess to you,congregation, I am a radical,
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  • I am a radical.
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  • To be a radical is to standfor the truth, to stand
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  • against those who wantto tear you away from the truth,
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  • or tear the truth away from you.
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  • And so, in that respect,Jesus surely was a radical.
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  • But he was not insane.
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  • To his family,Jesus was demented.
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  • But it gets worse.
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  • To his foes, he was demonic.
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  • Read with me againfrom verse 22.
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  • The accusation of the scribes,who said he was possessed
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  • by a demon, "And the scribeswho came down from Jerusalem
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  • said, 'He,'" Jesus,"has Beelzebub."
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  • Now, here's what happened.
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  • The ministry of Jesusin Capernaum had come
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  • to the attentionof the religious establishment
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  • in Jerusalem.
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  • They heard what Jesus was doing,that he was healing the sick,
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  • that he was casting out demons,that people were flocking to him
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  • by the droves.
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  • And they came to Capernaumto check it out.
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  • And the scribes got to Capernaumjust in time to watch Jesus
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  • cast the demon out of this man.
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  • And the scribes acknowledgedthat Jesus performed
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  • unusual miracles,and that he did it
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  • by some supernatural power,but without any question they
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  • accused Jesus himself of beingpossessed not just by a demon,
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  • but being possessedby Beelzebub, the lord
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  • of the flies, or the wordthat is used to describe Satan.
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  • "Then one was brought to Jesuswho was demon possessed,"
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  • now, watch carefully.
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  • He was blind and mute.
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  • "And Jesus healed him,so that the blind and mute man
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  • both spoke and saw.
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  • And all the multitudeswere amazed and they said,
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  • 'Could this be the sonof David?'
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  • And when the Pharisees heard itthey said, 'This fellow
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  • does not cast out demonsexcept by Beelzebub,
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  • the ruler of demons.'"
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  • The healing of this manby the Lord Jesus, when he
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  • cast the demon out of him,was so outstanding, was
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  • so incredible, nothing like thishas happened up to this point.
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  • And the people were amazed,and they said, rightly so,
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  • "Could this be the sonof David?"
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  • In other words,"Is this the Messiah
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  • we've been looking for?"
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  • Because the Old Testamentprophesied that when the Messiah
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  • came, he would domarvelous deeds,
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  • as Jesus had just done,and they had never seen anything
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  • like this before in Israel.
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  • "Surely this must be the sonof David.
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  • Surely this must bethe Messiah."
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  • And when the scribes heard this,they went ballistic.
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  • They said, "It's true, we sawa miracle.
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  • It's true, it was an unusualand astounding miracle.
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  • But this cannot be explainedas a miracle of the son
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  • of David.
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  • This is a miracle that was donein the power of Beelzebub,
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  • in the power of Satan."
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  • The accusation of the scribes.
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  • Now, I want you to noticehow Jesus deals with this issue.
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  • Have you ever played this game,I'm not sure this is
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  • a legitimate game to playin your mind,
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  • but once in a while it's okayto do it, I think.
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  • Do you ever think what youwould do if you were Jesus?
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  • I mean, here'sthese religious dudes come down
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  • from Jerusalem, they see youdo the greatest miracle
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  • you've done up to this point,and then they say
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  • you're powered by a demon?
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  • And you're Jesus, and you haveall the power available to you
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  • that comes from Almighty God?
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  • You know, I'm thinking, "Youwant to see somebody cast out?
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  • Watch this.
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  • I'll cast you all out.
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  • I'll show you something youcan't deny."
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  • You know what Jesus did?
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  • It's amazing to me, there'sno sense that he even got upset.
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  • He just presented his argument.
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  • And I want you to see how hegoes about this,
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  • the answer of the Savior.
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  • First of all, he asksa question.
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  • And that's always a good wayto get involved with somebody
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  • who's spoken against youwithout making an accusation.
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  • You ask a question,you have an inquiry.
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  • "He called them to himselfand he said to them in parables,
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  • 'How can Satan cast out Satan?'"And the question really has
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  • no answer.
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  • And Jesus is about to prove it,and he goes through three lines
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  • of proof to demonstratehis point.
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  • First of all,his first illustration is
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  • a secular one.
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  • He says, "You're sayingthat Satan casts out Satan."
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  • He said, "Let me just give youan illustration
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  • from the secular world."
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  • Jesus said, "A kingdom dividedagainst itself can't stand."
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  • Okay, I got that one.
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  • And then he goesfrom the secular world
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  • to the social world, and he saysa house divided against itself
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  • cannot stand.
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  • That house cannot stand.
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  • So, a secular illustration,a kingdom.
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  • A social illustration, a family.
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  • Now, he givesa spiritual illustration,
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  • and he says, "And if Satanhas risen up against himself,
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  • and he is divided,he can't stand either,
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  • he has an end."
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  • In other words, he's finished.
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  • So Jesus makes his point,"You're saying to me
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  • that I'm casting outSatan by Satan.
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  • That doesn't make any sensein the secular world,
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  • in the social world,or in the spiritual world.
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  • That doesn't work."
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  • And then his final argumentis this really
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  • incredible insight.
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  • He says, "No one can entera strong man's house
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  • and plunder his goods,unless he first binds
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  • the strong man.
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  • And then he will plunderor steal his goods."
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  • Now, watch what Jesus is saying.
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  • Entering Satan's house,Jesus bound Satan,
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  • and he freed his captive.
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  • Jesus appealsto the logical argument
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  • to answerthe scribes' accusations.
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  • And instead of getting angrywith them, he quietly,
  • 00:12:29.465 --> 00:12:32.835
  • logically reasons with them,and he leaves them speechless,
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  • with nothing to say.
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  • By the way, what Jesus is sayingby this illustration should give
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  • great hope to all of usin the world in which we live.
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  • Even the most ferocious demonflees at the Word of Jesus.
  • 00:12:47.750 --> 00:12:52.688
  • That could only mean that he'sstronger than Satan, and he's
  • 00:12:52.721 --> 00:12:55.691
  • stronger than all of his demonsput together.
  • 00:12:55.724 --> 00:12:57.960
  • Jesus bound the strong man,he rendered him impotent.
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  • And in doing so,he draws a straight line
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  • to one of my favorite versesin the New Testament,
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  • 1 John 4:4, "He who is in youis greater than he who is
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  • in the world."
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  • Ladies and gentlemen, you havenothing to fear from Satan
  • 00:13:12.441 --> 00:13:15.611
  • or his demons if you arein league with Jesus
  • 00:13:15.644 --> 00:13:18.080
  • because the one you haveis greater than the one who's
  • 00:13:18.113 --> 00:13:21.283
  • out there.
  • 00:13:21.317 --> 00:13:23.552
  • So, to his family,Jesus was demented.
  • 00:13:23.586 --> 00:13:27.189
  • And to his foes, he was demonic.
  • 00:13:27.223 --> 00:13:31.427
  • Now, we come to this partof the story that I started with
  • 00:13:31.460 --> 00:13:34.663
  • at the beginning.
  • 00:13:34.697 --> 00:13:35.798
  • To his followers, he was divine.
  • 00:13:35.831 --> 00:13:40.102
  • What Jesus is going to prove nowis that in order for you to be
  • 00:13:40.135 --> 00:13:42.705
  • a follower of Jesus, there arecertain things you must believe.
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  • You must believe that Jesusis God.
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  • You must believe that Jesus isthe Son of God.
  • 00:13:48.777 --> 00:13:52.615
  • And notice how hegoes about this as he addresses
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  • the scribes who have comeagainst him
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  • with these accusations.
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  • Verse 28, "'Assuredly, I sayto you, all sins
  • 00:13:59.455 --> 00:14:03.158
  • will be forgiventhe sons of men,
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  • and whatever blasphemiesthey may utter;
  • 00:14:05.594 --> 00:14:08.297
  • but he who blasphemesagainst the Holy Spirit
  • 00:14:08.330 --> 00:14:11.333
  • never has forgiveness,but is subject
  • 00:14:11.367 --> 00:14:14.637
  • to eternal condemnation,'because they said,
  • 00:14:14.670 --> 00:14:17.473
  • 'He has an unclean spirit.'"
  • 00:14:17.506 --> 00:14:21.443
  • This final paragraphof our lesson today is
  • 00:14:21.477 --> 00:14:25.114
  • the sourceof some of the greatest
  • 00:14:25.147 --> 00:14:27.349
  • misunderstandingin all of Christendom,
  • 00:14:27.383 --> 00:14:29.852
  • and it has been mis-taughtmany times to the suffering
  • 00:14:29.885 --> 00:14:34.056
  • of untold people.
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  • The last phrase in this versetells us why Jesus said
  • 00:14:36.492 --> 00:14:39.028
  • what he said.
  • 00:14:39.061 --> 00:14:40.362
  • He said it because theywere accusing him
  • 00:14:40.396 --> 00:14:42.498
  • of being filledwith an unclean spirit.
  • 00:14:42.531 --> 00:14:45.534
  • And so, he says to them,"There is a sin which you
  • 00:14:45.567 --> 00:14:49.138
  • are on the verge of committing.
  • 00:14:49.171 --> 00:14:51.774
  • And be careful now,you're on the verge
  • 00:14:51.807 --> 00:14:53.876
  • of committing this sin,that if you commit it,
  • 00:14:53.909 --> 00:14:57.313
  • there is no forgivenessavailable."
  • 00:14:57.346 --> 00:14:59.882
  • So let me just stop nowand let's do
  • 00:14:59.915 --> 00:15:01.517
  • a little theologicalshort session.
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  • What is the unpardonable sin?
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  • The way I'd like to start thatis by telling you, first of all,
  • 00:15:07.923 --> 00:15:09.658
  • what it is not.
  • 00:15:09.692 --> 00:15:11.393
  • Let's take some thingsoff the list.
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  • The unpardonable sinis not cursing Jesus.
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  • I've heard people say that,"Don't curse Jesus,
  • 00:15:17.099 --> 00:15:18.634
  • you're committingthe unpardonable sin."
  • 00:15:18.667 --> 00:15:21.303
  • The unpardonable sinis not adultery
  • 00:15:21.337 --> 00:15:22.972
  • or sexual perversion.
  • 00:15:23.005 --> 00:15:25.541
  • The unpardonable sin is notmurder, or multiple murders,
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  • or genocide.
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  • The unpardonable sinis not suicide
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  • or taking one's own life.
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  • I've heard that morethan any other,
  • 00:15:34.483 --> 00:15:36.018
  • "My brother, my father,my uncle, my sister, they took
  • 00:15:36.051 --> 00:15:39.254
  • their own life, Pastor.
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  • Is that the unpardonable sin?
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  • Does that mean they won't goto heaven?"
  • 00:15:42.424 --> 00:15:43.792
  • No, it doesn't mean theywon't go to heaven.
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  • That is notthe unpardonable sin.
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  • By the way, I would suggest younot do that.
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  • Because the first personyou're going to meet
  • 00:15:51.734 --> 00:15:53.135
  • on the other side isthe Lord Jesus,
  • 00:15:53.168 --> 00:15:54.670
  • and he's going to say to you,"Why did you do that?"
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  • Now, whatever you do,don't go home and say,
  • 00:15:58.874 --> 00:16:00.476
  • "I went to church todayand Dr. Jeremiah said
  • 00:16:00.509 --> 00:16:02.745
  • that cursingand sexual perversion and murder
  • 00:16:02.778 --> 00:16:05.781
  • and taking your own lifeis okay."
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  • I'm not saying that.
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  • These are not--theseare not okay.
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  • These are sins,these are serious sins.
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  • But they're not sins that areunforgivable by Almighty God,
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  • as most people will say.
  • 00:16:17.760 --> 00:16:20.396
  • And maybe you've heard them saythat to you, or you've heard
  • 00:16:20.429 --> 00:16:22.364
  • them say it about somebodyyou know.
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  • What is the unpardonable sin?
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  • I want to take you throughjust a few things so we can see
  • 00:16:29.371 --> 00:16:31.573
  • it completely.
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  • First of all, I need to tell youthat the unpardonable sin is
  • 00:16:32.875 --> 00:16:35.144
  • very rare.
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  • It's very rare.
  • 00:16:37.146 --> 00:16:38.313
  • In fact, in all of the Bible,there is only one instance
  • 00:16:38.347 --> 00:16:41.884
  • of the Lord Jesus sayinganything like he says here.
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  • It's in the other gospels,but it's about this event,
  • 00:16:45.421 --> 00:16:48.490
  • it's just one occasion.
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  • It doesn't occur any place elsein the Scripture.
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  • Number two, as you study thisin the context in which it
  • 00:16:53.028 --> 00:16:55.264
  • is given to us,it's not only a rare sin,
  • 00:16:55.297 --> 00:16:57.800
  • it's a rehearsed sin.
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  • The scribes who came downfrom Jerusalem didn't just do
  • 00:17:00.669 --> 00:17:03.005
  • this on a whim.
  • 00:17:03.038 --> 00:17:04.339
  • They just didn't show upwithout any preparation
  • 00:17:04.373 --> 00:17:06.475
  • whatsoever, and they see Jesusdoing that and they say,
  • 00:17:06.508 --> 00:17:08.310
  • "Oh, that's satanic."
  • 00:17:08.343 --> 00:17:10.379
  • No, if you followthe book of Mark,
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  • and you followthe religious leaders
  • 00:17:12.314 --> 00:17:13.782
  • in the book of Mark,they've been on a journey.
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  • When you first meet them,they're full of curiosity
  • 00:17:16.185 --> 00:17:18.153
  • about all that Jesus is doing.
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  • They're seeing Jesus dothese things, and they have
  • 00:17:19.688 --> 00:17:21.356
  • question marks.
  • 00:17:21.390 --> 00:17:22.391
  • And then their questionsbecome indifferent,
  • 00:17:22.424 --> 00:17:25.127
  • and then their indifferencebegins to metastasize
  • 00:17:25.160 --> 00:17:28.397
  • into a malicious attitudethat become so hateful
  • 00:17:28.430 --> 00:17:33.302
  • and vengeful that itultimately nails Jesus Christ
  • 00:17:33.335 --> 00:17:35.904
  • to the cross.
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  • These religious leaderswho have come down to accuse
  • 00:17:38.207 --> 00:17:41.343
  • Jesus of this terrible thing,they didn't become
  • 00:17:41.376 --> 00:17:44.446
  • the way they were in a moment.
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  • They've been on a long journeyof hardheartedness
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  • toward the Messiah.
  • 00:17:49.351 --> 00:17:52.488
  • It was a rare sin,it was rehearsed.
  • 00:17:52.521 --> 00:17:54.256
  • Let me tell you another thingabout it, it was repeated.
  • 00:17:54.289 --> 00:17:57.326
  • In the languageof the New Testament,
  • 00:17:57.359 --> 00:17:58.927
  • this phrase, "They say it,"is in the imperfect tense.
  • 00:17:58.961 --> 00:18:03.665
  • Don't let me lose youon that thought.
  • 00:18:03.699 --> 00:18:06.235
  • The imperfect tense simply meansit is an event
  • 00:18:06.268 --> 00:18:08.737
  • that keeps on happening.
  • 00:18:08.770 --> 00:18:09.938
  • You could translate it by sayingit this way, "When they
  • 00:18:09.972 --> 00:18:12.674
  • came down and they sawwhat Jesus had done,
  • 00:18:12.708 --> 00:18:14.810
  • they kept on saying."
  • 00:18:14.843 --> 00:18:17.779
  • Now, they didn't just say itonce, they kept on saying,
  • 00:18:17.813 --> 00:18:21.183
  • "This is the work of Satan,this is the work of Satan.
  • 00:18:21.216 --> 00:18:25.254
  • Jesus is doing thisin the work of Satan,
  • 00:18:25.287 --> 00:18:27.689
  • did you hear me?
  • 00:18:27.723 --> 00:18:28.690
  • He's doing itin the work of Satan.
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  • This is satanic."
  • 00:18:30.425 --> 00:18:31.827
  • They kept on saying itover and over again.
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  • The Bible says that we can cometo the place of repentance,
  • 00:18:35.297 --> 00:18:38.634
  • and reject it, and reject it,and reject it, and become
  • 00:18:38.667 --> 00:18:42.838
  • so hardhearted about it,that when the repentance is
  • 00:18:42.871 --> 00:18:45.741
  • necessary, we have put ourselvesin a situation where we
  • 00:18:45.774 --> 00:18:50.212
  • have no longer the abilityto respond.
  • 00:18:50.245 --> 00:18:54.149
  • Calluses grow on our hearts.
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  • Our ears can't receivethe truth.
  • 00:18:58.187 --> 00:19:01.256
  • We become hardenedin our consciences.
  • 00:19:01.290 --> 00:19:05.894
  • And while the grace of God isstill there, and he's
  • 00:19:05.928 --> 00:19:08.597
  • still willing to receive us,and he's still willing
  • 00:19:08.630 --> 00:19:10.832
  • to forgive us, we put ourselvesin an unforgivable situation.
  • 00:19:10.866 --> 00:19:16.572
  • This was a rare sin,this was a rehearsed sin,
  • 00:19:16.605 --> 00:19:20.509
  • this was a repeated sin.
  • 00:19:20.542 --> 00:19:22.744
  • And number four,it was a religious sin.
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  • Listen to me carefully,
  • 00:19:26.081 --> 00:19:27.316
  • these religious people,
  • 00:19:27.349 --> 00:19:29.084
  • who had every reason to knowthat the Son of God was coming
  • 00:19:29.117 --> 00:19:33.689
  • as the Messiah, who knewwhat the Old Testament prophets
  • 00:19:33.722 --> 00:19:36.658
  • said about the signsof his coming,
  • 00:19:36.692 --> 00:19:39.228
  • that he would comewith great miracles
  • 00:19:39.261 --> 00:19:41.063
  • and great power.
  • 00:19:41.096 --> 00:19:42.097
  • They had copied thatand continued to copy it,
  • 00:19:42.130 --> 00:19:44.533
  • and that wastheir daily routine.
  • 00:19:44.566 --> 00:19:46.268
  • And this sin was committedor was about to be committed
  • 00:19:46.301 --> 00:19:49.938
  • by the most religious peopleof the day.
  • 00:19:49.972 --> 00:19:53.775
  • How many of you know that youbecome hardened
  • 00:19:53.809 --> 00:19:55.978
  • to spiritual truthby actually living
  • 00:19:56.011 --> 00:19:58.180
  • in the middle of it?
  • 00:19:58.213 --> 00:19:59.748
  • You can go to church so muchthat church no longer makes
  • 00:19:59.781 --> 00:20:02.651
  • any difference.
  • 00:20:02.684 --> 00:20:03.919
  • You can read the Bible until itbecomes like a blank stare,
  • 00:20:03.952 --> 00:20:07.356
  • and the words no longer registerwith you.
  • 00:20:07.389 --> 00:20:09.625
  • The scribes had cometo the place where they were
  • 00:20:09.658 --> 00:20:12.261
  • so familiarwith religious things
  • 00:20:12.294 --> 00:20:14.296
  • that when the Son of Godshowed up, they didn't know
  • 00:20:14.329 --> 00:20:16.698
  • who he was, and thought hewas from Satan.
  • 00:20:16.732 --> 00:20:20.102
  • This was a religious sin.
  • 00:20:20.135 --> 00:20:22.738
  • You see, what Jesus wants usto know is this.
  • 00:20:22.771 --> 00:20:26.308
  • By ascribingthe miracles of Jesus to Satan,
  • 00:20:26.341 --> 00:20:29.745
  • the religious leaderswere denying the deity
  • 00:20:29.778 --> 00:20:32.247
  • of Jesus Christ.
  • 00:20:32.281 --> 00:20:34.249
  • They were saying that hecould not be God,
  • 00:20:34.283 --> 00:20:37.219
  • and yet, it was by his miraclesthat he was showing himself
  • 00:20:37.252 --> 00:20:40.322
  • that he was God.
  • 00:20:40.355 --> 00:20:42.157
  • Because only God could dowhat he had done.
  • 00:20:42.190 --> 00:20:46.061
  • His followers had to believein his deity.
  • 00:20:46.094 --> 00:20:48.864
  • And how many of you know that itis the Holy Spirit who witnesses
  • 00:20:48.897 --> 00:20:52.100
  • to the deity of Christin our world today?
  • 00:20:52.134 --> 00:20:54.870
  • So when you refuse to acceptthe ministry of the Holy Spirit,
  • 00:20:54.903 --> 00:20:58.340
  • or you ascribe his ministryto Satan, you give up
  • 00:20:58.373 --> 00:21:02.244
  • the final opportunity you haveto believe in Jesus
  • 00:21:02.277 --> 00:21:04.646
  • as the Son of God.
  • 00:21:04.680 --> 00:21:06.248
  • Now, I know that the thoughtof an unforgivable sin
  • 00:21:06.281 --> 00:21:10.352
  • has haunted sensitive peoplein every Christian century,
  • 00:21:10.385 --> 00:21:13.588
  • and maybe it has haunted you.
  • 00:21:13.622 --> 00:21:15.524
  • So I want to be very clearbefore we finish this up today
  • 00:21:15.557 --> 00:21:18.894
  • to say to youthat if you're bothered
  • 00:21:18.927 --> 00:21:21.263
  • in your spirit that youmay have committed the sin
  • 00:21:21.296 --> 00:21:23.765
  • that God will not forgive,the very fact that you
  • 00:21:23.799 --> 00:21:26.268
  • have anxiety over that isproof positive that you
  • 00:21:26.301 --> 00:21:29.004
  • have not committed the sin.
  • 00:21:29.037 --> 00:21:31.406
  • And the reason for that isif you've committed
  • 00:21:31.440 --> 00:21:33.308
  • the unpardonable sin,you've come to the place
  • 00:21:33.342 --> 00:21:35.143
  • where you deny the powerof God, in essence, anywhere.
  • 00:21:35.177 --> 00:21:39.448
  • You deny that he has any powerto do anything, so if he's
  • 00:21:39.481 --> 00:21:42.751
  • still working in your heartand you know that there's
  • 00:21:42.784 --> 00:21:45.120
  • something wrong in your heart,don't say that's
  • 00:21:45.153 --> 00:21:48.023
  • the unforgivable sinbecause it's not.
  • 00:21:48.056 --> 00:21:50.258
  • The very fact that youstill care about it is
  • 00:21:50.292 --> 00:21:52.361
  • a proof positive that youhaven't committed that sin.
  • 00:21:52.394 --> 00:21:56.298
  • So what is theunforgivable sin today?
  • 00:21:56.331 --> 00:21:59.735
  • The unforgivable sin today isto harden your heart
  • 00:21:59.768 --> 00:22:02.938
  • against God,being under the teaching
  • 00:22:02.971 --> 00:22:05.540
  • of the Word of God as you arein this church every week,
  • 00:22:05.574 --> 00:22:08.477
  • walk away from it and say,"I know that's probably true,
  • 00:22:08.510 --> 00:22:10.979
  • but I'm not going to dealwith it.
  • 00:22:11.012 --> 00:22:12.814
  • I know I should becomea Christian, but I'm
  • 00:22:12.848 --> 00:22:14.816
  • not going to mess with it.
  • 00:22:14.850 --> 00:22:15.917
  • I'll waituntil some other later time,"
  • 00:22:15.951 --> 00:22:17.853
  • and you continue to do that,and you continue to do it,
  • 00:22:17.886 --> 00:22:20.188
  • and you build up calluseson your soul.
  • 00:22:20.222 --> 00:22:22.224
  • Until, after a while,the Spirit of God no longer
  • 00:22:22.257 --> 00:22:24.693
  • is bringing convictionto your heart.
  • 00:22:24.726 --> 00:22:26.962
  • And then you gothrough your life,
  • 00:22:26.995 --> 00:22:28.730
  • and over a period of time,you become hardened,
  • 00:22:28.764 --> 00:22:31.133
  • so it's just like wateroff a duck's back.
  • 00:22:31.166 --> 00:22:33.502
  • You hear the Word of God and itmakes no impact on you,
  • 00:22:33.535 --> 00:22:35.904
  • and then you continue like that.
  • 00:22:35.937 --> 00:22:37.239
  • And if you diein that condition, there is
  • 00:22:37.272 --> 00:22:40.609
  • no forgiveness for youavailable.
  • 00:22:40.642 --> 00:22:44.079
  • The unforgivable sin todayfor any of us here in this room
  • 00:22:44.112 --> 00:22:47.282
  • has not yet been committed,but if you go through your life
  • 00:22:47.315 --> 00:22:50.118
  • and you don't receiveJesus Christ before you die,
  • 00:22:50.152 --> 00:22:53.121
  • you have committedthe unpardonable sin.
  • 00:22:53.155 --> 00:22:56.158
  • There's no forgivenessin this life or the next
  • 00:22:56.191 --> 00:22:59.261
  • for the rejectionof Jesus Christ as your Savior.
  • 00:22:59.294 --> 00:23:03.565
  • So what I want to say to you isthat don't worry that you
  • 00:23:03.598 --> 00:23:05.767
  • have committed, but be concernedthat you might.
  • 00:23:05.801 --> 00:23:10.205
  • You don't have to worryabout this in the past.
  • 00:23:10.238 --> 00:23:11.773
  • You have to worry about thisin the future.
  • 00:23:11.807 --> 00:23:13.542
  • If you do not know for certainthat you are a Christian,
  • 00:23:13.575 --> 00:23:16.545
  • that you have invitedJesus Christ to come
  • 00:23:16.578 --> 00:23:18.447
  • into your life, and you walkout of this building today
  • 00:23:18.480 --> 00:23:20.649
  • and you get hit by a truck,or you have a heart attack,
  • 00:23:20.682 --> 00:23:23.218
  • you then have committedthe unpardonable sin.
  • 00:23:23.251 --> 00:23:25.787
  • You can't be forgiven.
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  • You don't get a second chanceafter death.
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  • Death is it, it's final.
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  • Whatever you do concerningChrist you do in this life.
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  • Jesus is who he claims to be.
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  • He is the Son of God.
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  • He is our redeemer.
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  • He is the one who cameto receive us into his glory.
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  • And you can count on it,you can bet on it,
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  • you can bet eternity on it.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • David: The questionof committing
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  • an unforgivable sindoes not take into account
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  • the Bible's central theme.
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  • We all have sinnedand come short
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  • of God's righteous standards.
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  • So, rather than being concernedabout one special sin,
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  • The good news of the gospelis that Christ's death
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  • in our life.
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  • We gain God's forgivenessthrough faith in Christ,
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