(Pro 6:33 KJV) A wound and dishonour shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away.
Every once in awhile I run into someone who asks about the unpardonable sin. This verse gives us some insights into the concept. I think the Bible teaches the forgiveness of God and the extent of His grace. Jesus did not come to die so He could look for excuses to send people to hell. The only thing that I believe stands between me and salvation is my willingness to repent.
Repentance involves a change. It is not just regret at being caught and saying, “I’m sorry.” It is a confession that I am unworthy but, with God’s help, I will change. Some sins cut so deep into us and those around us that we are unwilling to leave them. Adultery could be one of those situations. A person who commits adultery is willing to betray the deepest commitment that they ever made. If that becomes a joke how can they ever be trusted again.
So? The good news is that God can see our hearts and know if our repentance is genuine. Keep in mind that your neighbor does not have that advantage and while God may forgive you, he won’t.