In this episode, Pastor Jeff Cranston and Jen Denton discuss one of the least understood passages in the New Testament. They shed light on the unpardonable sin is, what it is, how we know if we have committed it, and so much more!
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[00:01 - 05:59] Opening Segment
- Jen talks about the topic of today’s episode.
- Pastor Jeff talks about the fear and self-doubt of guilty feelings
- Breaking down the true meaning and the nature of unpardonable sin
- Most believers have asked themselves whether they have done something unforgivable
- The debate about what unpardonable sin is amongst people
[06:00 - 13:54] The Unpardonable Sin
- Pastor Jeff breaks down what Jesus said in the scripture about the unpardonable sin
- The meaning of the word ‘Amen.’
- The definition of blasphemy
- The hope of forgiveness
- Forgiveness was possible for those who despise Christ
[13:55 - 18:34] Blasphemy Against The Holy Spirit
- What is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit?
- The historical context of Jesus’s opponent
- Rejecting the witness of words and works of Christ
- Can sin against the Holy Spirit be committed by Christians?
- The requirements to commit blasphemy against the Holy Spirit
- The Holy Spirit in us would never allow us to commit that sin
- Overcoming self-condemnation and doubt
[18:35 - 20:37] Closing Segment
- Final words from Pastor Jeff and Jen
“if you worry that you have committed the unpardonable sin that's a pretty reliable sign that you have not committed it.” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.
Bible Verses and Other Sources Mentioned:
- Mark 3
- Matthew 12:32
- Luke 12:8
- Luke 23:34
- Acts 3:17
- Matthew 12:24
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