Explore the intricacies of forgiveness in Christianity, analyzing the concept of unforgivable sins and the extent of Jesus and God’s mercy.
What sins does Jesus not forgive?
Matthew 12:30-32: “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. Therefore I tell you, people will be forgiven for every sin and blasphemy, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.
How many sins does Jesus forgive?
Jesus said, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven” (Matthew 18:22). It’s unlikely that we can keep track of whether we forgive a particular individual 490 times, so you can see Jesus’ point: we are to always forgive because God always forgives us. God does not have a limit.
Will Jesus forgive the unforgivable sin?
In Mark 3:29 Jesus says that “whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin.” Matthew’s account adds that even blasphemy against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but not blasphemy against the Holy Spirit (Matthew 12:31–32).
How many times will God forgive the same sin?
There are two things to remember here: (1) God’s mercy is indeed infinite, and (2) true repentance means forsaking your sins. On the one hand, because of the infinite Atonement of Jesus Christ, repentance is available to everyone, even those who have made the same mistakes many times.
Is saying oh my God blasphemy?
“If you say something like ‘Oh my God,’ then you’re using His name in vain, but if you’re saying something like OMG it’s not really using the Lord’s name in vain because you’re not saying ‘Oh my God.