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VATICAN CITY, MARCH 9, 2007 (Zenit.org).- Hypocrisy is not only the sin God denounces most forcefully, it is also the least admitted, according to the preacher of the Pontifical Household.

Written by omnologos

2007/Mar/10 at 20:46:34

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  1. I would think God would more “forcefully denounce” the single sin that could keep you out of Heaven, and that would be the sin of unbelief upon His Son Jesus Christ as your Savior.

    Just a thought.

    augustrose

    2007/Mar/10 at 22:37:08

  2. Thank you augustrose. They may have been referring to Hypocrisy as the one sin against which Jesus protests the most according to the Gospels.

    By the way: I do not think that “unbelief in Jesus Christ” automatically keeps people out of Heaven. Otherwise, billions and billions of perfectly good persons would be condemned.

    omnologos

    2007/Mar/10 at 22:40:51

  3. That’s the great part about salvation, omnologos. We’re not judged based on how great or crummy we are. It’s all based on what we did with the Son of God. Good guy or Savior?

    I know God is so good and does what He can in a person’s life to give them the opportunity to accept or reject Christ as Lord of their life. All those “good persons” have the opportunity to make their personal decision. I belive, because of what the Bible says, that the simple choice they make determines where they live forever.

    You may think I’m narrow-minded, but the guidelines/parameters I base my beliefs on are in the Bible. I don’t go to other traditional literature to nullify or support my belief.

    Romans 3:23 says we all have missed the mark at sometime in our life.

    Romans 6:23 says the paycheck sin issues is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ.

    Romans 5:28 says that while we were still sinners Christ died for us.

    Romans 10:9 says that if you believe in your heart that God raised Him (Jesus) from the dead you will be saved.

    Romans 5:1 says since we have been justified through faith (believing) we have peace with God through Jesus.

    The Bible tells us our good deeds are like filthy rags to God. These billions of people may be good but they aren’t good enough. Since everyone has sinned at one time or another they need the sacrifice Jesus made to stand justified before God.

    That’s why He sent Jesus. He loved us so much He had to make a way.

    I hope you’ll consider what I’ve said, omnologos. What if I’m right?

    augustrose

    2007/Mar/10 at 23:31:27

  4. But it is there in the Holy Scriptures very plainly. For centuries it has been debated as the “unforgivable Sin.”

    I would look it up but currely dealing with high temp.

    Jeanne Conte

    2007/Mar/11 at 05:07:02

  5. But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin.
    —Mark 3:29, NIV It is also elsewhere… .

    Jeanne Conte

    2007/Mar/11 at 05:10:41

  6. “Truly I say unto you, All their sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they utter: but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin: because they say, ‘He has an unclean spirit’.” (Book of Mark 3:28-29)

    “He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters. Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. And whoever says a word against the Son of man will be forgiven; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.” (Book of Matthew 12:30-32)

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    After countless discussions on this, the late Pastor Paul Lang gave the most-plausible-to-me answer

    “It is the Holy Spirit that speaks to us of our sins and to whom we need to listen and ask pardon, sincerely. If we don’t and it becoms a habit, then we are not sincere in our penitence. It has become something that we ignore, do not sincerely ask forgiveness for our sins nor forgive others.

    Then– we have commited this unpardonable sin.

    Yes, if this is so, there are countless otherwise fine people who will not make it to Heaven.

    Jeanne Conte

    2007/Mar/11 at 05:17:29

  7. We are entering a topic that has kept theologians busy for centuries…

    Until the Vatican II Council, Roman Catholics were actually told that only fellow RCs would go to heaven. “Protestants” have usually been more moderate on this, just as Hindus and Muslims.

    And given human nature, one would expect it as much wiser for the Holy Spirit to speak to each of us in slightly different ways…

    omnologos

    2007/Mar/11 at 07:35:07

  8. Hey– that’s so true.

    Well, I’ve experienced a number of people of fundamental Protestant denominations who strongly believe that those who don’t agree with what they believe will probably not make it to a Heaven.

    Yes, it seems true that the Holy Spirit speaks to different people and peoples in slightly different ways.

    Could it be that God has revealed himself to different people throughout time and place according to their ability to understnand Him?

    Jeanne Conte

    2007/Mar/20 at 04:50:03


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