Read Matthew 12:30-32
Sin. It’s an archery term meaning to miss the mark. Jesus set the mark for us all to hit, but we are not Jesus, and even the best of us sin (Romans 3:23).
So what are we to do? Sin brings death (Romans 6:23). Are we doomed to death?
The gift of God is eternal life (Romans 6:23). So we’re okay, right? God gave us all a gift and we can now live eternally, right?
Well, we do have to believe that Jesus was The Way, The Truth, and The Life (John 14:6).
Previously, I have stated that all sin is the same, now I tell you any sin can be forgiven, almost.
“And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.” – Matthew 12:31
That’s it, you cannot disparage The Holy Spirit. Anything besides that can be forgiven. Yes, that means Heaven will have murderers, sex offenders, and thieves. It will also have nuns, priests, and saints. Anyone who has entered into The Body of Christ.
Would you really want it any other way? People complain all the time that the justice system is unfair. Either it is too lenient, or too strict. God’s justice is completely fair and the punishment has already been paid! You will be convicted of your sin, but if Jesus is your counselor, you get to walk scot free!
Freedom, not from tyranny or persecution, but freedom from the eternal consequences of sin.