People are sometimes concerned about what is called the “unpardonable sin”. We see reference to this in the words of Jesus.
(Matthew 12:31 KJV) 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.This verse in Proverbs seems to indicate the same concern. Is this something we need to be concerned about?
The short answer is “Yes and no.” That about covers it.
Is there a point of no return? It would seem so. Is it easy to avoid it? Definitely. Should I worry about it? About as much as I need to worry about falling off my roof. I avoid that by never going up.
So? Generally if you are focused on not committing the Big Sin then you don’t need to worry about it. Simple and safe.
I read one theory that said calling evil good and good evil is the sin against the Holy Spirit, since God is good and the switch insults His very nature. I tend to agree.
Sounds close to the unforgivable sin.
Grace and peace
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