There are people today that are haunted by some really bad things they have done in their lifetimes. Many more of us have at least some sense of shame over some of our past actions and activities, such as some of the foolish choices we may have made while growing up. Those of us who come to accept responsibility for these actions and repent of those behaviors, or of a particular lifestyle, holding ourselves accountable for it, can find comfort in knowing there is forgiveness from God, if we will accept Christ as our Savior and change our ways and model our lives after Him.
But what do we do with these verses from Scripture? “For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, of which shall devour the adversaries…. Of how much sorer punishment, suppose you, shall he be thought worthy, who has trodden under foot the Son of God, and has counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and has done despite unto the Spirit of grace? ...It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God” (Heb. 10:26–31).
Many have asked and wondered if they have committed the unpardonable sin. Some, due to sins they have done over the course of their lives, have worried and obsessed over the notion that God will not forgive them, that they are doomed to damnation. But is this what the above verses mean?
In this Web-Chat session, Bill and Wayne address some of the specifics concerning this question and the natural concerns we might have and may come up against when considering our personal relationship with God. Take a few minutes and share in listening to some of what may be the best news you ever heard.