C Michael Patton
C Michael Patton

C. Michael Patton is the primary contributor to the Parchment and Pen/Credo Blog. He has been in ministry for nearly twenty years as a pastor, author, speaker, and blogger. Find him on Patreon Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary (2001), president of Credo House Ministries and Credo Courses, author of Now that I'm a Christian (Crossway, 2014) Increase My Faith (Credo House, 2011), and The Theology Program (Reclaiming the Mind Ministries, 2001-2006), host of Theology Unplugged, and primary blogger here at Parchment and Pen. But, most importantly, husband to a beautiful wife and father to four awesome children. Michael is available for speaking engagements. Join his Patreon and support his ministry

    2 replies to "Theology Unplugged – Problem Passages 4 – The Unforgivable Sin"

    • Lawrence

      The idea that I hold concerning the unforgivable sin is that sin against
      the Holy Spirit will always produce negative consequences for the person
      committing that sin. A genuine believer can sin against the Holy Spirit. That
      sin, however, will be punished in some way. The sins we commit against
      our fellow man may go unpunished, but if we disrupt the work of the Holy
      Spirit in someone’s life or if we resist the work of the Holy Spirit in our own
      life there will be a resulting consequence. In the passage of Matt. 12, the
      disruption of the Holy Spirits work took the form of misrepresenting the
      source by which the healings took place and thereby placing doubt in the
      minds of the observers. Unbelievers may go on sinning against the Holy
      Spirit and never see the consequences in their earthly existence (parable
      of the rich man and Lazarus).
      The words “this age” would be referring to the time when the observance
      of the ceremonial laws to represent the Messiah’s perfect sacrifice and the
      observance of the moral law, representing His perfect righteosness
      were happening.
      The words “age to come” would be referring to the time after the fall of
      Jerusalem as described in Matt 24,25 and Luke 17:20-37.

    • caleb brown

      thanks for the discussion…great to hear some very wise and well-learned guys speak about this topic…helps me a lot…thanks again…

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