Why You Haven’t Committed the Unforgiveable Sin (book review)
Most Christians have heard of the unforgiveable sin, blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. So many have wondered and even believed that they have committed this sin. Most don’t understand even what this sin is.
It is of the most misunderstood scriptures in the New Testament.
31 “Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven people, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven. 32 Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come. (Matt. 12:31-32, NASB)
In his book, Why You Have not Committed the Unforgiveable Sin, author and blogger Jeremy Myers does a great job of unraveling this complicated verse. Jeremy takes real conversations that he has had with people through his blog site and shares those conversations to show folks why they have not committed this sin.
He looks at different issues that people have thought were the unpardonable sin (adultery, divorce, suicide and abortion) and explains why each of these are not the unpardonable sin.
He then unpacks the scripture above that talks about the unpardonable sin. We must remember that everything in the Bible is to be interpreted through the issue of context. Jeremy takes the context and his knowledge of Greek and explains what blasphemy is, being very thorough in his explanation.
Jeremy then puts this scripture passage into the correct context of what and who Jesus was addressing and why Jesus tells them about blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.
He is very encouraging to those who feel that they have possibly committed this sin. He gives them hope that they haven’t and why they haven’t.
When I was 16 years old I went through a horrible time where I was tormented over this verse. I was being attacked by the devil in my mind making me think that I had committed this sin. I wish I would have had this book back then. It would have saved me a lot of mental anguish.
If you, or someone you know, struggles with this issue get this book. It will help you and them overcome the lies that the enemy wants you to believe.
I received this book from Jeremy Myers for my honest review.