woah, I didn't know that there were TWO unpardonble sins! ...or was the one I said the same thing? I dunno, I'm confused! lol
so no, all sins arent all equal?
but, this leads me to a different question: the Bible says God is infinitely loving, patient, and infinitely graceful, does it not? The Bible also says God is jealous God.
now how do the two fit together? How can one be jealous, but at the same time a hundred percent loving and patient? this is what always confused me about the Bible, the simple contradiction to think God as the perfect being, but yet, He still holds very simple, human, finite emotions that would lead one to believe that God is NOT infintely loving or patient, but rather, just like any stubborn, irrational, jealous human being? How does one love all regardless, yet still have envy, a sin. And we all know God cannot sin for He is perfect. Yet it says in plain text that God has jealousy. What gives? Its not like this lessens my faith in God, it just lessens my reliance on people for getting His words right. I believe the Bible was God breathed, but people's imperfections led to "imperfections" in the Bible, BUT I also believe that perfection includes imperfection; without evil, there are no good deeds. Without death, there would probably be no life either. This is why I think the Bible is perfect with its own imperfections. Yes, this sounds contradictory, but for every day theres a night, and for every up there a down, and without one or the other, quite possibly, the other might not ever even be able to exist! People ask me why do bad things happen? because without those bad things, nothing would be considered good, thats why. happiness justifies anger, and vice versa. The opposite of love is not hate; the opposite love is USE. Using people and not caring about them is much worse than hating someone from afar. but then again, whats the difference between one sin and another? Why is one sin impardonable, while others are pardonable? Murder is pardonable, but being tricked by the devil into thinking he is christ isnt pardonable? One you did by your own malicious intentions, and the other something you were deceived into, possibly entrapped into it, but yet one carries a higher consequence? This also doesnt make much sense to me, but then again, imperfection within perfection doesnt make much sense either, so ~shrug~ Its kind of bizarre actually. The Bible says the antichrist will be someone who says he is christ, nd we arent supposed to fall for it. So when the REAL Christ comes to town, how are we to know? IF we're supposed to reject anyone who calls themselves christ, wht happens when the real christ walks up, after years of rejecting fake christ after fake christ? That my friends is a true test of faith.
I believe He is infinitely loving, and eventually WILL forgive those who go against Him, knowingly or not, but it will just take time, perhaps an eternity or two. I believe ALL will be returned to His heart, EVENTUALLY. sure, some of us might have to go through hell first. Sounds crazy, no? But, I read somewhere that after Jesus was crucified, He went to hell to release all those who had been imprisoned in the pit before His sacrafice, because He felt they were unjustly put there. Something like that. Does anyone else know what I'm talking about? Anyone ever heard of Jesus going to hell first to release people? I think I heard an old pastor say something about it, or I saw it on the history channel. I forget.