Jesus: “All sins will be forgiven”


By COGwriter

Do you really believe the Bible or traditions of men

If you are Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, etc. do you believe Jesus?

Notice what the Bible shows that Jesus taught:

28 “Assuredly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they may utter; 29 but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation” (Mark 3:28-29 NKJV).

What does this mean?  How does your church explain “all sins will be forgiven the sons of men“?

Two large chapter by chapter Protestant commentaries I checked with  (Matthew Henry’s and Wycliffe) say nothing about it at all.  The Annotations (commentary) to the Original Rheims’ New Testament (the Catholic accepted translation into English) also says nothing about it (nor the related verse in Matthew 12:31 at all). 

However, when he was still called Joseph Ratzinger, the current Pope Benedict XVI taught that there is no salvation, hence no true forgiveness of sin, in the age to come (for documentation see the article Did The Early Church Millenarianism?).

The Protestant commentaries, however, make a limited comment that Jesus’ sacrifice is sufficient for nearly all sins (blaspheming the Holy Spirit, which they also do not seem to truly understand, excepted) when they discuss the same account in Matthew where Jesus is quoted as follows:

31 Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men. 32 Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come (Matthew 12:31-32).

But again the Protestant commentators do seem to realize what Jesus is teaching. 

However, did YOU notice that Jesus is actually teaching “every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men…in the age to come” (Matthew 12:31,32).

This is a teaching of the Church of God and to a lessor degree the Eastern Orthodox Church.  The Church of God teaches that this is associated with the Great White Throne Judgment for those who truly repent and accept Christ, while the Eastern Orthodox Church teach that it may or may not happen then.

Again, what does your church on this?  What should it teach on this?

Do you believe Jesus and the Bible?

Several articles of related interest may include:

Hope of Salvation: How the COGs differ from most Protestants How the COGs differ from mainstream Protestants, is perhaps the question I am asked most by those without a COG background.
Sola Scriptura or Prima Luther? What Did Martin Luther Really Believe About the Bible? Though he is known for his public sola Scriptura teaching, Martin Luther’s writings about the Bible suggest he felt that prima Luther was his ultimate authority.
Universal Salvation? There Are Hundreds of Verses in the Bible Supporting the Doctrine of True Apocatastasis Do you believe what the Bible actually teaches on this? Will all good things be restored? Does God’s plan of salvation take rebellion and spiritual blindness into account?

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