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October 12, 2020, 6:37 PM

The Unpardonable Sin Part II

Matthew 12:22-37

Matthew begins this lesson on the unpardonable sin with a miracle.  Jesus heals a demon-possessed man who is now able to see and speak.  The miracle demonstrated Jesus' compassion and power.  He cast out demons.  The crowds are astounded because of this miracle and wondered if this is the Son of David.  We note that no one could dispute the change in man's abilities.  He was blind and now he sees.  He was mute and now he speaks.  Their question was fed by both their knowledge of the divine promises as found in the Old Testament and their hope for the Messiah to come and deliver them from the burden of Roman rule.  The pharisees heard the question and saw the excitement generated by this miracle and slandered Jesus.  Is this the unpardonable sin?  It is a sin but one cannot say this is unpardonable because many peple in their lost state have slandered the name of Jesus.