What is the Unpardonable Sin?

7 What is the Unpardonable Sin? be lost. He has made provision in His Word for every soul to be forgiven and saved. The incredible promise of 1 John 1:9 applies to every man, woman, and child in the world today: “If we confess our sins, he is faith- ful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” On the condition of a sincere confession, God promises to forgive any sin, regardless of its nature. “Come now, and let us reason together,” says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scar- let, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool” (Isaiah 1:18). Here God is saying, “ You have sinned. I know that. But I still love you and want you to have salvation so badly that I sent my Son to die on the cross for you, to pay the penalty for your sins. Why, therefore, don’t you accept what I have done for you?” What a special assurance for those who have vio- lated every law of God and man in their wild plunge into degradation. God loves them still! There is no guilt too great for Him to cleanse away. He waits with outstretched arms to receive those who take the first step toward His forgiveness and mercy. After all, look at what happened at the cross! The ultimate price was paid for our redemption from sin. The God who would do that for us wants us to have the salvation He offers, a salvation that cost Him so much. At the same time, however, people can commit the unpardonable sin, which will put them out of the