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This series on NoSuperHeroes deals with the Top Questions I receive in my Grace Seminars. Come back each day to see how we can answer our questions without changing the message of Grace!

Top Question: Have I Committed the Unforgivable Sin, “Blaspheming the Holy Spirit”?

Have you ever found yourself fearing that you or someone you know has committed the unforgivable sin?

In a moment of doubt or trial, you uttered a statement that has haunted you ever since. In the back of your mind, you feel concern God will not forgive this indiscretion.

Will you face God someday and hear Him tell you to “depart” for you did the unpardonable? Will Jesus vomit you out of his mouth saying you are “lukewarm“?

The passage in question comes from Mark 3:28-29“Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the children of man, and whatever blasphemies they utter, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”

Read One More Verse

June 14, 2012

Often in Scripture, things are not as they seem at first glance. Unfortunately, too many of us stop with the first glance.

We practice “Bible Roulette” and grab one verse at a time without considering what the author meant.

Context is the tool for this in Bible study. This is the second most important principle in understanding the Bible. The most important truth is the Bible was not written for us, it applies to us. But, that is for another post!

Context is reading five to ten verses around the verse in question. Ideally one would read the entire book or letter, but at a minimum the surrounding verses.

Sometimes, things change if we read one more verse.

partofthepicture

Here are three examples where we see viewing only part of the picture is not an accurate representation.

1. Wives Submit to Husbands – Ephesians 5:22