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The greatest sin. What are the unforgivable sins in the Bible?

We consider ourselves Christians; we love God, but we often do wrong in front of Him and don’t even realize we are doing it. Without fail, we all know what our greatest sins are before God. Yet there are some that we are not aware of and persist in. In this article, you will find information about the greatest sin mentioned in Bible and how to avoid it. I hope you will find new information which is relevant to your search.

What is the highest form of sin?

The driver of the highest form of the greatest sin is pride. Pride is the first of the seven deadly sins, just as humility is the greatest virtue. But so complex, ambiguous, treacherous and cunning, harmful and destructive is this greatest sin that even the great saints have been tempted by it. There is not a man on the face of the earth who this devil does not tempt. From the youngest child to the oldest man, from the most straightforward man to the most learned. The sin of pride is the self-supersizing of our person.
The proud man loses the measure of his common sense because by boasting that he is someone on the social ladder or that he has money and possessions, or titles that he has hardly achieved, instead of thanking God, he thinks he is “someone.”

Pride dresses like a coat that doesn’t know how far the Truth goes. And that’s where a lot of self-esteem starts. Pride makes him believe himself to be the Centre of the Universe and that nothing is done well unless done according to his will. All other sins are rooted in pride.

What is the biggest sin in Christianity?

The greatest sin in the world is the sin that grips you every day. It is different for everybody. It is somewhat improper to rank sins; although we must admit that there are severe and less profound sins, they all have the same effect: they take us away from God, leave us without His help, and indirectly influence other people.

Just as God’s command is, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind. And your neighbor as yourself” So also sin is one; it violates this commandment. Thus sins are not more severe or less profound, but all are violations of the commandment. For whoever will keep the whole law but transgresses one commandment is guilty of all the commandments.

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Are there any unforgivable sins?

In Bible, it is written about one unforgivable and the greatest sin: blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. This is one of Jesus’ most enigmatic, controversial, and haunting statements. Over the past two millennia, many tortured souls have struggled with this warning.
Jesus hadn’t taught in public for a long time when His listeners began comparing Him to their teachers, called “scribes,” part of a conservative Jewish group known as the Pharisees. When Jesus addressed the scribes of His day, he was on the verge of a seismic historical-redemptive change that came along with His life and ministry. So in what sense could His warning to the scribes about “blasphemy against the Spirit” be something unique to Jesus’ time, when the old covenant was to be ended and the new covenant inaugurated?

Should these words fall on our ears, in the same way, twenty centuries later? Going back in history, through Acts and the Epistles, we find nothing else to be called “blasphemy against the Spirit.” Which signals our need to be careful in applying this precise term today.

Are all sins equal?

All sins are equal. There are no more or less severe sins but apparent sins: murder and fornication. And very subtle evils: pride, carelessness, boredom, laziness. We must resist those easily noticed and then move on to the others. And the discovery of sins comes only after we pray to God to shed a ray of light on us, to see the pit full of misery in which we find ourselves.
When there is light, we notice the dirt, start washing it with different solutions and see when it is spotless. When it’s dark, we don’t see and can’t clean anything; we live with the illusion that we have no sins—all the lives we have to fight against this greatest sin, every one of us. And to be aware that we can fall prey to it at any time in our lives. Only wisdom can help us to discern this sin, to detect its appearance in our minds. We must fight against this great germ from an early age before it produces untreatable “chronic diseases.”

What are the eternal sins in the Bible?

It is said that “deadly sins” are so-called because they are the source of man’s transgressions. There are seven deadly sins: pride, love of silver, lust, envy, greed, anger, and sloth. But there are other eternal sins in the Bible, such as:
  • Self-condemnation that you are the greatest sinner and that you will go to hell
  • The belief that God only saves you if He feels like it.
  • God’s condemnation that He has forgotten you.
  • The cursing.
  • The oppression and mockery of the servants, the poor, the orphans, the widows, and the helpless.
  • Murder
  • Evil speaking against God

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How do you know if you committed an unforgivable sin?

You know you have committed the unpardonable sin if you blaspheme against the Holy Spirit. Blasphemy means defamatory, insulting, or contemptuous words. Since the Holy Spirit belongs to God, to speak against the Spirit is to say against the Creator. That is the sin you repeatedly and consciously, although your conscience presses you to repeat it.

The Holy Spirit manifests Himself through the conscience; when the conscience no longer rebukes you for that sin, it means it has forsaken you. Why is this sin unforgivable? Because the Holy Spirit is the only link between man and God. If you are cut off from the Holy Spirit, you can no longer have a connection with God, so you have lost your eternal relationship with the source of forgiveness and the Giver of eternal life.

Sins against the Holy Spirit are among the serious sins that separate man from God, along with capital sins and sins crying out to heaven. In short, sins against the Holy Spirit are those by which man unfailingly resists the divine commandments and the works of the Holy Spirit.

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Does God forgive all sins if you repent?

We know that even in personal prayers, God receives our repentance and forgives us of all sins committed. In Ezekiel chapter 18, we find that:
“If the wicked turn from all the sins he has committed, and keep all my laws and do what is right and pleasing, he shall surely live, he shall not die. All the transgressions he has done will be forgotten! He shall live because of the righteousness in which he has lived.”
By confessing our sins, we make the first act of turning away from what is contrary to God’s will. He who wishes to repent must confess all his sins, and we must not deliberately omit any sin and realize that confession is made unwittingly before Christ.

Primary Takeaways

  • We must not despair for sins committed, nor must we live in carelessness and absence of soul.
  • Prayer is the most natural movement of the humble soul, recognizing its helplessness and running to its Maker, God, for deliverance and relief in its sorrows.
  • Nothing is more loved by God, and no request is more readily heard than the prayer by which man asks for forgiveness of faults and strength and help to right them.

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