I thought that all sins were forgiven on the Cross- that God looks at all sincere Christians through the lens of Jesus Christ.
“I tell you, whoever publicly acknowledges me before others, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God. But whoever disowns me before others will be disowned before the angels of God. And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.
Luke 12 v. 8-10 (NIV)
Yet this passage, I was assured by those at bible study yesterday, means that this is not always the case. If we deny knowledge of God, he will deny us – and if we take the name of the Holy Spirit in vein, this won’t be overlooked, either.
Rather – as other verses in this chapter testify, we should fear The Lord.
What am I supposed to do with that? Psychology can explain religion away. I know full well that in militantly atheist Schools of Psychology, I have denied the “silliness” and pathology of religion. I’m not 100% sure what counts as ‘blaspheming against the Holy Spirit’ – but again – I’ve not always spoken in allegiance with it.
What can I do now? Just wait to be judged? Is there really no forgiveness for that? Seems so out of turn with other verses on forgiveness:
God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross.
Collosians 2 v 13-14 (NIV)
I’d rather go with that – but it’s not what Jesus said….but…..help.