Nuggets – Deadly Sin

Deadly Sin “If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.” (1 John 5:16)

Many pastors and other godly leaders have been asked about this verse. Usually, the question is asked from a very personal perspective: “Have I committed this kind of sin?”

This reference does not seem to apply to the famous “unforgivable sin” (Matthew 12:31), since that sin is the final rejection of God’s truth transmitted to all humanity by the Holy Spirit (John 3:19; 16:7-11). In the context of today’s text, John is clearly writing and warning believers that it is possible to commit a sin that is worthy of physical death—a sin so obvious to others that the brethren are not told to “pray for it.”

There are a few such examples in the Scripture.

  • The sons of Eli dishonoring the priesthood (1 Samuel 2).
  • Ananias and Sapphira lying to the Holy Spirit (Acts 5).
  • An incestuous church member delivered over to Satan for his destruction (1 Corinthians 5).
  • Those who have known the “good things” of God but have withdrawn after having “tasted” them (Hebrews 6:4-6).
  • Willful sin after receiving the knowledge of the truth (Hebrews 10:26).
  • Returning again to bondage after knowing the freedom in Christ (2 Peter 2:20-22).

All sin produces “death” (James 1:15), and all of us will die because of sin (Genesis 3:19; Hebrews 9:27). But this deadly sin brings about the premature “execution” of a believer when he or she consciously refuses to follow known righteousness and instead chooses open ungodliness. May it never be so among us. HMM III

Institute of Creation Research

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2 Responses to Nuggets – Deadly Sin

  1. ptl2010 says:

    We are reminded of the Sovereignty of God, no matter what mighty man may say or do.

    He reigns and rules above all. It is He who is our God, Our Savior and Lord and Coming King. Praise God.

  2. People Empowerment Project says:

    The Word says that God hardened Pharaoh’s heart so that he would not let His people go. Many raise the question as to whether or not the ruler of Egypt should not be held accountable at the summation of the ages, since God chose to harden his heart in order to bring disaster on the people that “knew not Joseph.” I believe that, just as if a science experiment were being conducted, that the nature of a loving God, fully just and fully merciful, when it collides with the nature of obstinate humanity cannot help but bring about what results in one result. It isn’t that He disdained either His attribute of justice or His attribute of mercy, but the nature of the MAN brought about the fruit associated with JUSTICE. God fully understands that when just one extra molecule of hydrogen is added to the makeup of water, it cannot be consumed by members of humanity under any circumstances. We wouldn’t criticize Him for setting it up that way, if we alone decided for a day to enjoy several glasses of hydrogen peroxide with our meals. So why should He be criticized for having other absolutes that are not to be played with, lest we suffer the consequences?

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