As member Robert has a way of reporting, “, , ,Things You Won’t Find in the Bible, , ,” I find a worthwhile entry. As older members of our culture remembers one of these being said to those who back then actually had enough respect for other peoples observations would hear “Try a little kindness, it goes a long-long way.” I might be tempted to think of this as the closest to scripture you’ll ever find.
Every now and then in our experience where Christian thought and comment is used comes barreling through is the immense danger of the unpardonable “sin”. Otherwise known as “Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 12:31).
It is the one of the most curious instances of counsel by not only the gravity of the statement, but the handling of it by others we run into. I mean, if so grave, why aren’t we more respondent to implications of it when someone we run into enters such rash statements lead the hearer into danger; “Should I try something that for all practical purposes may be, , demonic?”
It is also something I honestly find people becoming especially dull to by, who knows how many factors. One thing remains, for one to recognize through his own error he has just tipped the scale into that unfortunate act leaving him with no hope. Who knows how many have been cast out to live with this enormous mark of knowledge for the rest of his days. Upon reflection of this, I recently had to administer mercy for just such a one.
I eventually realized for the blogger, this leaves the matter for the fruit of the Spirit to be presented; “kindness” and “gentleness”(Galatians 5:22).
While the Apostle did say:
“There is a sin leading to death; I do not say that he should make request for this.”(1 John 5:16B)
Then where is “kindness” to appear? I believe as if I myself too were caught under the same weight. I would have to head off such described calamity. I would have no other choice but to lay further fully responsible claim for that supposed limelight of spiritual excellence just as though I had the capability of it, just as though I had knowledge of it, just as though God might honor it at some point, and admit this was done by the gift of:
“the word of wisdom through the Spirit, , ,” or,
“the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit, ,” (I Corinthians 12:8)
I believe it is possible for God to honor this without such intercession (for our own conscience), but within the realm of mercy (for theirs). Of course God would do the determining based upon the hostility of intents of the time.
At their present state of despair, they really have nothing to lose, and a possible life in Christ to gain.
If this comes as outside of your allowable parameters of doctrine, I really don’t wish to offend. Just think of all those who lived a very long time with this to ultimately be shown at the judgment seat of Christ.
If otherwise anything remains sound, to God be the glory.