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The Unpardonable Sin: A Response to Atheism

November 28, 2009

I would like to begin by first explaining what the unpardonable sin is. Jesus said something very profound in John 16:7-11 about the work of the Holy Spirit; He said these words 7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. 8 And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 of sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10 of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; 11 of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. The focus here is verse 9 where He says He will convict the world of sin because of their unbelief in Christ, so we can extract from the text that unbelief is sin. Let’s go a step further and take a look at John 3:36 where again Jesus is speaking about unbelief, He says “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.” So the unpardonable sin is continued unbelief and death in that same unbelief, the blatant rejection of the Son resulting in condemnation. I am aware of the fact that the same way I believe the atheist unbelieves, but the above texts expose the quagmire of atheism. Let me explain, if I am wrong about Jesus, heaven, and Salvation then according to the atheist I will die and nothing will happen, I will simply cease to exist. But if I am right, they will have to spend all of eternity remembering every single time they rejected the only begotten Son of the Father. Believing that God does not exist is irrelevant (notice the fact you still need to believe), He exist whether you believe it or not. Romans chapter 1 states (paraphrasing) that by the testimony of nature and their conscience also bearing witness that they who supress the truth in unrighteousness are without excuse. The atheist should do what the bible says in 1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” It’s as simple as that.

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  1. November 28, 2009 6:50 AM

    This isn’t much of a response. You do realize that we do not recognize the authority of scripture for the simple reason that there is no reason to do so. The unfalsifiable and untestable claim that scripture is the word of god is rejected simply because it is unfalsifiable and untestable, and therefor has no claim to being knowledge. Thus, to an atheist such as myself, this is no argument at all.

    It’s as simple as that.

    • November 28, 2009 9:27 AM

      If God doesn’t exist why did you come to argue?

      • November 28, 2009 10:15 AM

        Why does god need to exist for me to refute your claim? Only your concept of god need exists, not the deity itself. Besides, this was supposedly a refutation of atheism. I am simply refuting your refutation and telling you why I (or pretty much any other atheist would) do so. You must realize that scripture holds no special power for any atheist. Maybe you didn’t. I don’t know. I was hoping you had a real argument. The absolute worst thing you can do to try to convince any atheist of your position is to start spouting scripture as if it held something special (as it does to you).

      • November 28, 2009 10:35 AM

        If you want to debate this is not the place, we can do it somewhere else. I was also hoping you had a real argument as well but you (a staunch atheist) don’t believe in anything. I don’t have to prove the existence of God because innately you know He does exist, In fact you can’t say He does not exist because an absolute statement would require absolute knowledge which neither you nor I have. Your belief system requires faith just as mine does, maybe more.

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