May 25, 2011

The Unpardonable Sin....No Hope! How Is That Possible?

"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. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come." Matt.12:31-32.

Is there an unpardonable sin? Yes, just one ..... "To die without accepting Christ as your Savior." To reject  GOD and His Son Jesus Christ, whom you know is TRUE, and accept the LIE you know is FALSE is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit of God who bore witness to your soul of the truth of God and Christ... and you knew it, but rejected and spoke against it.  You don't have to commit blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, to die lost and go to hell, you may simply neglect to accept Christ as your Savior. Not to accept Christ as your Savior is the unpardonable sin whether by outright rejection or unto death neglect it.

The book of The Revelation tells us that after the Rapture of true believers, during the Great Tribulation Period on earth, the lost and "left behind" will still not look to God for salvation, except for the 144,000 Jews (Zec12:10).  Those Jews are "sealed to survive" and repopulate the earth  during the Millennial Kingdom (Rev.7:3-8).  But the Beast and his "Kingdom of Darkness" will 
"blaspheme the God of heaven because of their pain and their sores, and repent not of their deeds." Rev.16:11.  They would not "blaspheme the God of heaven" unless the Spirit of God had convinced them, in their hearts, that He is God, and they knew He was God , as did Lucifer, but cursed Him anyway. Jm.2:19-20.   As, also, human beings can do .... "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousnessBecause that which may be known of God is manifest in them;  for God hath shewed it unto themFor the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened." Rom. 1:18-21.

The line between light and darkness is clearly defined in God's Word.  It is a line of CHOICE , a line of personal decision, a line of destiny.  From birth you stand upon that line until the hour of decision. "If it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, CHOOSE you this day whom ye will serve ...." Josh.24:15.  It is yours to CHOOSE which way you will live your life, which side you prefer ... God or the gods of this world.  Once your decision is firmly made and you step to the right into the light or the opposit into darkness your CHOICE is beyond return. "To whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are ..." Rom.6:16.   If you CHOOSE light, you CHOOSE Jesus and reject "the powers of darkness".  If you CHOOSE darkness and its pleasures, you reject Him who said,  "I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness. but shall have the light of life." Jn.8:12.   That line of eternal CHOICE divides "the narrow way which leads unto life" from "the broad way which leads to destruction." Mt.7:13-14.

Once you truly respond to the Holy Spirit's urging, conviction, convincing you of your need for Jesus, and you commit your life to Christ, you are "sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, which is the (guarantee)...." Eph.1:13-14.  Therefore, let us "... grieve not the holy Spirit of  God, whereby we are sealed unto the day of redemption." Eph.4:30. 

The opposite is also true.  Once you "wilfully"  reject the Holy Spirit's urging, conviction, and convincing you of your need of forgiveness of sin through faith in Christ, if you know it is God's Spirit dealing with you but reject the Spirit's urging anyway and choose darkness instead, your destiny is also sealed.  That is the "blasphemy of the Holy Spirit." Mk.3:28-29.   You may not know for sure if Jesus is "the only begotten Son of God" and still be saved later when you do believe.  But when the Holy Spirit convinces your soul  that Jesus is the Saviour, the Son of God, but you still reject him and turn to serve darkness and your flesh  .... that is the Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. "And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him, but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven ...." Mt.12:31.     Anyone who truly believes and wants to be saved, has not reached that point yet.  If the Holy Spirit is still dealing with you, there is still hope. God would not stay after you if you could not be saved.  "Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy who hath trodden under foot the Son of God ... and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?" Heb.10:29. These make God their enemy and Satan their friend and have crossed that line into the Kingdom of Darkness and cannot return.   To reject the truth you know is right and embrace the lie you know is wrong IS to "trample under foot the Son of God and spites the Spirit of grace ." That is Unpardonable!

Those who do so, absolutely know the truth but reject it and speak against it. "Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron." 1Tim.4:2. Unpardonable Sin!

They did it unto themselves ... their CHOICE"Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness and greediness." Eph.4:19. Unpardonable Sin!

It is our CHOICE.  "But after thy hardness and impenitent heart, treasurest up unto thyself  wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgement of God." Rom.2:5. Unpardonable!

These do not want God to change their lives. "Their eyes have they closed lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart and ... be converted."  Acts 28:27.
The message here is, that if they had not closed their minds to Christ, they might have been saved. 

This is the Unpardonable Sin.  "Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit shall not be forgiven men." Mt.12:31.

"Repent ye therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out."  Acts 3:19.  If your sins are not blotted out, your name will be.  Rev.3:5. 
 Psm.115:1, RB

May 23, 2011

Thomas Jefferson: The Man Behind Our U.S. Constitution

PRAY TELL ME; HOW DOES THOMAS JEFFERSON, AND EVERY OTHER OF OUR FOUNDING FATHERS, Compare with our present day Lawyers, Governors, Congressmen, Supreme Court Justices and Presidents??
An honest comparison is the difference in GIANT STATESMEN and pygmy, partisan politicians !!!!!!!!

If Jefferson is not the greatest American Statesman in history, please tell me who is.

At 5, began studying under his cousins tutor.
At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French.

At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages.

At 16, entered the College of William and Mary.

At 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.

At 23, started his own law practice.

At 25, was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.

At 31, wrote the widely circulated "Summary View of the Rights of British America " and retired from his law practice.

At 32, was a Delegate to the Second Continental Congress.

At 33, wrote the Declaration of Independence .

At 33, took three years to revise Virginia 's legal code and wrote a Public Education bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.

At 36, was elected the second Governor of Virginia succeeding Patrick Henry.

At 40, served in Congress for two years.

At 41, was the American minister to France and negotiated commercial treaties with European nations along with Ben Franklin and John Adams.

At 46, served as the first Secretary of State under George Washington.

At 53, served as Vice President and was elected president of the American Philosophical Society.

At 55, drafted the Kentucky Resolutions and became the active head of Republican Party.

At 57, was elected the third president of the United States .

At 60, obtained the Louisiana Purchase doubling the nation's size.

At 61, was elected to a second term as President.

At 65, retired to Monticello .

At 80, helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine.

At 81, almost single-handedly created the University of Virginia and served as its first president.

At 83, died on the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence along with John Adams

Thomas Jefferson knew because he himself studied the previous failed attempts at government. He understood actual history, the nature of God, his laws and the nature of man. That happens to be way more than what most understand today. Jefferson really knew his stuff. A voice from the past
to lead us in the future:

John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the white House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement: "This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."

When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe , we shall become as corrupt as Europe .

Thomas Jefferson

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.

Thomas Jefferson

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.

Thomas Jefferson

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.

Thomas Jefferson

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.

Thomas Jefferson

No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.

Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.

Thomas Jefferson

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

Thomas Jefferson

To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
said in 1802:

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property - until their children wake-up homeless on the
continent their fathers conquered.

Pass it on. RB

I've passed on to you ... It's in your stewardship now.