The Unpardonable Sin (Mark 3:20-30)

The Unpardonable Sin (Mark 3:20-30)

Mark 3:20-30

I. The accusation (3:20-22)

    A. Insanity (3:20-21)
    B. Possession (3:22)

II. The response (3:23-27)

    A. Absurdity (3:23-26)
    B. Victory (3:27)

III. The unpardonable sin (3:28-30)

    A. Forgiveness available for “all sins” (3:28)
    B. Even blasphemy

      1. “Speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things”
      2. A capital crime under Mosaic Law (Leviticus 24:16)
      3. A sin that starts in the heart (Matthew 15:18-20)

    C. All sins can be forgiven except blasphemy of the Holy Spirit (3:29-30)

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