I had my first book launch this pas week. It went pretty well. Here are the team members. If you want to join future book launches, sign up now. I have six books in the works, which will hopefully be published before the end of the year.
People often wonder if they have committed a sin God cannot forgive. They only think this because they do not understand the love and grace of God, nor do they understand His forgiveness. No matter what you have said or done, He has forgiven you. We see this when we understand what the Bible says about forgiveness.
Is it a blasphemous thought to think that you hate God? Of course not! In fact, go tell God what you are thinking. He wants to hear it. Seriously. The last thing God wants is for us to shut ourselves off from Him. So if we are having blasphemous thoughts toward God, the best thing we can do is talk to God about them, so that He can show us how much He loves us, and how the God we think we hate is not actually the God He truly is.
Is repentance necessary to receive the forgiveness of sins? A careful look at repentance in Scripture indicates something surprising. Repentance for the forgiveness of sins has nothing to do with gaining eternal life and entering heaven, but about freedom from the captivating and addictive power of sin.
Many believe that God does not and cannot forgive us unless and until we confess our sin. This idea comes from 1 John 1:9, but represents a misunderstanding of the context of 1 John, and the differences between a relationship with God and fellowship with God. Confession restores fellowship within an already existing relationship.
Do not ever think that there is a sin you have committed which God cannot or will not forgive. The grace of God runs deeper and wider than most of us will ever know. The ocean of God’s grace never runs dry. The limits of God’s grace are never reached.
Some believe that the unforgivable sin is when you live your whole life without believing in Jesus for eternal life. The idea behind this view is that while God forgives all sin, He cannot forgive a person for refusing to believe in Jesus until they actually believe in Jesus for eternal life.
Some Bible scholars and teachers believe that the unforgivable sin is Israel’s national rejection of Jesus as the Messiah. If this theory is correct, then nobody is able to commit this sin except for the Jewish people living at the time of Jesus Christ. In other words, since we are not Jewish and we are not living at the time of Jesus, we cannot commit this sin.