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Bas Rijksen

Have you ever feared crossing an irreversible line with God?

Today, we’re not just addressing this fear; we’re confronting it head-on. We delve into the haunting question: ‘What is the unforgivable sin?’

In this eye-opening exploration, I’ll unveil three powerful truths that will radically transform your understanding of fear, faith, hope, and love.

So, what’s this groundbreaking insight I’m about to share? It’s a critical reassessment of a widespread belief among Christians—the fear of unknowingly committing an unforgivable sin. We’re going to dissect what the Scriptures truly convey about sin, forgiveness, and our relationship with God the Father.

Prepare to embark on a journey that promises to liberate your life from the shackles of fear and propel you into a realm brimming with faith, hope, and love.

You might be thinking: “What if I’ve already committed this sin without realizing?” But again, I’m going to show you a great way you can embrace the truth of the Gospel and experience the joy and freedom that comes with it.

Profound Truth #1: Complete Forgiveness Through Christ

Imagine a world where every mistake, every sin, no matter how big or small, is erased. This isn’t a distant dream; it’s the reality for us in Christ.

Forgiveness, in this context, is not about clearing sins in the religious sense, but realizing that in God’s eyes, there is nothing to forgive.

This truth is rooted in the eternal fellowship of the Triune God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—a circle of unbroken love and communion in which we are graciously included. In this divine dance, every sin is met not with condemnation, but with grace and forgiveness. Here, forgiveness is not a reaction to our actions but a permanent state of acceptance.

As 1 John 2:2 says, ‘He [Jesus] is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.’

Through His sacrifice, Jesus didn’t just cover some sins; He erased all of them – past, present, and future. In the realm of God’s unconditional love, forgiveness is not about earning forgiveness but recognizing that in our Father’s eyes, there is nothing to forgive.

It’s like your life is a book, and every sin is a typo. Through His sacrifice, Jesus didn’t just correct these typos; He rewrote the entire story in grace. Therefore, God does not need to ‘give’ forgiveness repeatedly; it is a completed act.

Our journey of faith becomes less about constantly seeking forgiveness and more about living in the reality of that forgiveness. It’s a promise echoed in Hebrews 10:17, where God says, “I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.”

Often, we’re told a dangerous falsehood in religious churches – that some sins are too big for God’s forgiveness. This is refuted by Romans 5:20, ‘where sin increased, grace increased all the more.’ It’s like saying the ocean can’t contain a drop of rain.

This misconception ignores the truth that in God’s eyes, through Christ’s sacrifice, there is nothing left to forgive; forgiveness is not earned but is an ever-present grace, freeing us from the chains of fear and guilt.

Consider a parent’s love for their child. It’s deep, unending, and forgiving. This mirrors Ephesians 2:4-5, ‘But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.’

It’s like an ever-flowing river, always present, always nurturing. God’s love for us is this but amplified to an infinite scale. When we grasp this, the weight of guilt fades away.

I once met a man burdened with guilt over his past. But when he understood the full extent of Christ’s forgiveness, it was like watching chains fall from his soul. He found a joy in faith that he never thought possible.

Visualize your life as a canvas, marred by the strokes of sin. Now, imagine Jesus, the artist, turning that canvas into a sunlit landscape of grace. This is what happens when we embrace His forgiveness.

It’s kinda like having a debt you could never repay, and then one day, you find out someone has cleared it all. That feeling of relief and disbelief, that’s a glimpse of what Christ offers us.

We’ve all felt that nagging fear: “Have I done something unforgivable?” Yet, in the light of God’s unconditional love, we come to understand that there is, in fact, no sin to be forgiven.

In Christ, we find not just forgiveness for sins but the realization that our sins have been entirely removed — past, present, and future. This revelation is like uncovering a hidden treasure, where the true gem is the awareness of our constant state of being loved and accepted in the embrace of His grace.

Often, we expect judgment, but what we get is a celebration of our return to grace. It’s counterintuitive, isn’t it? We expect limits, conditions, but God’s forgiveness through Christ is limitless and unconditional. This truth can turn your world upside down in the best way possible.

Let’s dance in the rain of God’s grace, knowing that in Christ, no sin is too great, no mistake too big. This isn’t just good news; it’s the best news!

Beware of the wolf in sheep’s clothing – the Institutional Church System. They disguise legalism as truth. Remember, the enemy tries to feed us lies about performance-based faith. They say we must earn forgiveness, but in reality, Christ’s sacrifice has already paid the price in full.

It’s time to turn our backs on these toxic teachings and embrace the liberating truth of grace. Commit to becoming a Grace Gazer, focusing solely on Jesus, Grace personified. Join our private Grace Gaze Visionaries Facebook group for support and insight, and experience the profound peace and joy that comes from Grace Gazing.

Profound Truth #2: The Real Unforgivable Sin – Unbelief in Jesus

Imagine a world where the only barrier between you and eternal peace is a single, invisible wall. This wall isn’t made of bricks or stone; it’s built from unbelief in Jesus Christ. This is the real unforgivable sin – not a thought, action, or word, but a state of heart: a continuous rejection of the greatest gift ever given.

As Jesus Himself states in Matthew 12:31, ‘therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men .’

Picture a father extending a gift to his child, filled with love and hope. The child, however, turns away, rejecting the gift without even unwrapping it. This is the heart of the unforgivable sin – turning away from the gift of salvation offered through Jesus Christ.

Let me share a personal testimony. I once met a man named Tom. Tom was like any of us, grappling with life’s ups and downs. But he carried a burden, a heaviness in his heart that was more than just the troubles of the world. It was the weight of unbelief. One day, as we talked about faith and life, a realization dawned upon him. It was like watching the sun rise after a long, dark night. Tom understood that it wasn’t his actions keeping him from God, but his lack of belief in Jesus Christ. That moment of enlightenment changed his life forever.

The enemy we face today is not a figure lurking in the shadows; it’s a system – the Institutional Church System. This system often promotes religious lies, sneaky serpent sayings that lead us astray. They whisper that our actions define our salvation, that we must earn our way to God’s grace. But this is as far from the truth as the east is from the west.

Think of it like a bird in a cage. The door is open, freedom is within reach, but the bird stays inside because it believes the lie that it’s still trapped. This is what the Institutional Church System does – it keeps us caged in performance-based faith, not realizing that Jesus has already opened the door to grace.

The truth about the unforgivable sin is both a warning and an invitation. It’s a call to look beyond the fog of legalism and to see the clear skies of grace offered through faith in Jesus Christ.

In embracing this truth, we find a freedom unlike any other. It’s like discovering that the chains we thought were unbreakable were, in fact, illusions. This is the joy of faith in Jesus – a freedom that is real and attainable.

So, let’s not be fooled by the enemy’s sneaky methods. Let’s throw rocks at the false teachings of the Institutional Church System. Let’s turn our hearts and minds to the simple, profound truth of the Gospel. For in believing in Jesus, we find not just hope, but a new life filled with joy and peace.

In conclusion, remember this powerful punchline: Faith in Jesus is not just a key to a door; it’s the realization that the door was never locked, and in fact, it stood wide open all along. It’s an invitation to a life of freedom, joy, and eternal peace. Let’s not turn away from this gift. Let’s embrace it with open hearts.

Before we explore our third profound truth, I invite you to delve deeper at Grace Gaze Academy. In our ‘Difficult Scriptures Made Simple’ series, you’ll discover a range of engaging topics including unmasking the antichrist, understanding the Book of Job, unraveling Paul’s thorn in the flesh, and learning how to read the Bible without confusion. For more insightful explorations, visit Grace Gaze Academy. Now, let’s uncover our final profound truth.

Profound Truth #3: Security in Salvation for Believers

Imagine standing on the edge of a grand, majestic canyon, vast and unfathomable. This canyon symbolizes the perceived gulf of sin and separation from God as seen by humankind. Yet, in the embrace of the Triune God, this chasm is bridged. The eternal fellowship of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit envelops us, assuring us that our salvation is as secure as the unbreakable bond of divine love.

The Bible assures us in John 10:28-29, “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of My hand.” In this promise, we see the heart of the Triune God, who from eternity has desired to share the dance of divine love with us, His creation.

This promise is the bedrock of our faith – the unshakable assurance that our salvation is secure in Jesus. This security in salvation aligns with the message in Hebrews 10:14, “For by one sacrifice He has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.” It underscores the completeness and permanence of the salvation we have in Christ.

I recall a woman named Sarah, who lived in constant anxiety, fearing that every mistake might separate her from God’s love. Her life was like walking a tightrope over a chasm, always afraid of falling. But when she truly grasped the reality of her secure salvation in Christ, it was as though she had been transported from a precarious tightrope to a solid, expansive bridge. The fear of falling disappeared, replaced by the peace of God’s unchanging promise.

It’s like holding a ticket to an incredible destination, knowing that the ticket cannot be lost or taken away. This ticket, bought by the sacrifice of Jesus, guarantees our journey to eternal life.

Often, we are plagued by doubts – “What if I stumble? What if I fail?” But the truth of our secure salvation is like an anchor in life’s storms. It’s not our grip on God that secures us; it’s His grip on us. Hebrews 6:19 says, “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”

This security brings an overwhelming sense of peace. It’s like living in a fortified city, where the walls are too high and too strong for any enemy to breach. Our salvation is fortified by Christ’s sacrifice, immune to external attacks or internal doubts.

Some fear that a sin, perhaps forgotten or misunderstood, might revoke this security. But the truth is, our salvation is not a contract dependent on our flawless performance; it’s a covenant sealed by Jesus’ perfect sacrifice.

As Paul writes in Romans 8:38-39, “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Imagine a child adopted into a loving family – no misstep or error can undo that legal and relational bond. In the same way, our adoption into God’s family is irrevocable.

This profound truth brings us to a place of rest and joy. It’s like finally laying down the heavy burden of uncertainty and basking in the warm, reassuring light of God’s unwavering promise. In this security, we find the freedom to live, love, and serve, not out of fear, but out of gratitude and joy.

So, in the words of Jesus in Matthew 11:28-30 (MSG), ‘Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.’ This invitation is a testament to the security and peace we have in Christ.

Remember this: As believers, our salvation is as secure as the promise of God Himself. It’s not a fragile thread, but a robust chain, unbreakable and eternal. So let’s walk confidently, joyfully, in the security of this amazing truth.

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