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The Unforgivable Sin

Posted 06-26-2022 at 09:35 AM by legoman
Updated 06-26-2022 at 10:10 AM by legoman


KJV
Luke 12:10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.

This sounds pretty dire. God will never forgive you for the sin of blasphemy?

Let's dig further. When we look in Matthew we see there is more information given:

KJV
Matt 12:31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.
32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

YLT
Matt 12:31 Because of this I say to you, all sin and evil speaking shall be forgiven to men, but the evil speaking of the Spirit shall not be forgiven to men.
32 And whoever may speak a word against the Son of Man it shall be forgiven to him, but whoever may speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this age, nor in that which is coming.



The world translated as 'world' in the KJV is 'aion', which simply means an indeterminate age. Concordant Literal and Young's literal give a better translation in that regard.

It is only not forgiven (Condcordant: pardonable) in this age or the next. Beyond that it SHALL be forgiven!
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