Ask a Pastor Column
Presenting biblical answers to tough questions
May 12, 2022
Q: Is there an unforgivable sin? How can it be unforgivable if Christ died for all sin? (Part One of Two)
A: There are actually two situations where the Bible says forgiveness is (or has been) withheld. The first situation is when we fail to forgive others, the second is the case of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. We will look at the case of unforgiveness this week and I will cover blasphemy against the Spirit in next week’s article.
There are two main passages that tie God’s forgiveness of us to our forgiveness of others: the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:12, 14) and the Parable o...