The last days of history (36)(10xi) conclusion
The Unrighteous, Unbelievers, Fornicators, Idolaters, Adulterers and Sexually immoral people, Homosexuals, Sodomites, Thieves, Covetous—greed, Drunkards, Revilers, Extortioners, Sorcerers, Workers of the flesh – Vices (Gal5: 19-21), Uncleanness, Workers of darkness – practitioners of evil, Those who fail to demonstrate acts of mercy to the poor, needy and prisoners (Mat25: 31-46; Luke16: 19-31), False prophets, Those who received the mark of the beast (the Antichrist) and worshipped his image, The Antichrist, The devil (Satan), Death, All those whose names are not recorded in the Book of Life, Cowards and those who compromise and deny the faith in the face of persecution, Unbelievers, Apostates, Dogs, Unrepentant Sorcerers, Unrepentant Murderers, Liars and those who love and practise falsehood,
(11) What Next? Repentance!
It is critical to note that no human being in this planet earth is irrevocably condemned to Hell! All sins can be forgiven, except the sin against the Holy Spirit. What is this “sin against the Holy Spirit?”
Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit (An Unforgiveable Sin)
Read Mat 12:22-27. The Pharisees’ slander
“Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men” (Mat12: 31)
“Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.” Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit involves attributing the ministry and miraculous kingdom power of the Holy Spirit (such as authority to drive out demons and power to heal the sick, cf. vv22-24, 28) to Satan rather than to God. It involves a deliberate rejection of the Holy Spirit’s witness to Christ and the gospel. Note that in this context, it was not “sinners” (cf. 9:10-11) who were committing this sin, but rather the “spiritual” leaders of Israel (cf. vv. 24,34). The process leading to blasphemy against the Spirit is as follows: (1) Grieving the Spirit (Eph4: 30), if ongoing, leads to resisting the Spirit (Acts7: 51); (2) Resisting the Spirit leads to putting out the Spirit’s fire (1 Thes5: 19); (3) Putting out the Spirit’s fire leads to hardening the heart (Heb3: 8-13); (4) Hardening the heart leads to a depraved mind and to a labeling of good as evil and evil as good (Is 5:20; Rom 1:28). When this hardening of the heart reaches a certain fullness of development, determined only by God, the Spirit will no longer strive to lead that person to repentance (cf. Gen 6:3; see Deut29: 18-21; 1 Sam2: 25; Prov29: 1). For those who are worried about having committed the unpardonable sin, the very fact of wanting to be forgiven and the willingness to repent of sin is evidence that one has not committed the unpardonable sin.
What next can be done to escape Hell?
What does it mean to “Repent”?
Read Acts 2:14-39. Peter’s Sermon
“Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?” 38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.” (Acts2: 37-39)
2:37 After Peter’s powerful, Spirit-filled message, the people were deeply moved and asked, “What shall we do?” This is the basic question we must ask. It is not enough to be sorry for our sins—we must let God forgive them, and then we must live like forgiven people.
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