Can a True Christian Commit the Unpardonable Sin?

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Re: Can a True Christian Commit the Unpardonable Sin?

Post by Del » Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:19 am

hugodrax wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:58 am
Fainn wrote:
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:06 pm
I still very much struggle with it. A few weeks ago, I cursed the Father with a bunch of obscenities.
Who the heck hasn't? Fainn, you're a close friend. Ill tell you when I think you're out of line. Haven't you ever argued with your father? Why should your Father be any different?
Any relationship can be tumultuous. Many great saints suffered "difficult" relationships with God.... especially the Old Testament saints. Moses, David, Jonah, Job.

But keep in mind that salvation is exactly this: Relationship with God. "Heaven" is spending eternity in close relationship with God. A "saint" is a person in close relationship with God. Every soul in heaven is a saint.

The only "unforgivable sin" is final impenitence. God wants to forgive our sins.... damnation happens only when we steel our will against God, refuse this forgiveness, & demand an eternity of non-relationship with Him. That is the unforgivable sin.

Compare with human marriage [Marriage is the original sacrament, which God gave us so that we can participate with Him in His creative power]: Some marriages are difficult relationships, especially as spouses struggle through difficult times. There may be arguments, but the relationship remains intact... this is salvation. Or the marriage may separate in divorce, ending the relationship.... this is damnation.

The point is that arguing with God is not sinning against God.

Many of us carry difficult crosses. Mental illness, perhaps. Or watching a loved one struggle with illness or addiction. Sometimes we are tempted to anger against God... we blame Him for our cross, or for failing to remove it. We say things that we regret.

God wants to forgive us. Our regret is our repentance. The saving relationship endures.
"Utter frogshit from start to finish." - Onyx

"Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you." - Eph 4

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