Is there an unforgivable sin?

United States
March 15, 2007 2:55pm CST
There are two places in the Bible (Mark, 3:28-29 and Matthew, 12:30-32) that state that there is an unforgivable sin: the sin of denying or blaspheming against the Holy Spirit. Yet, I've also heard that all sins can be forgiven. Which is it? Is there, or isn't there a sin for which you can't be forgiven, no matter what?
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@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
15 Mar 07
Who cares what some outdated book says. Sins are just another way of describing things society says are taboo. An unforgivable act is one where you mentally harm someone past a point of redemption. Another one is onewhich many fundamentalist Christians seem to love doing, burning literature. Not only is it denying a person's right to freedom of speech, but it is an attempt at censoring people's thoughts as well.
• United States
15 Mar 07
I get that, but I want to see if all those in here who claim to know the truth have a straight answer to this contradiction.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
24 Mar 07
Jesus states in Mark 3:29 - But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin. I think it is blashpemy.
@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
16 Mar 07
I've wondered about this myself. I think that the unforgivable sin (against the Holy Spirit) must be the sin of despair. Just my opinion, though.