The sin that leads to death

The Apostle John wrote that there is a sin that leads to death (1 John 5:16).  Jesus referred to it as an unforgivable sin (Mark 3:28-29).

Christians have for years debated what that sin is.  Some have thought it is murder or adultery; others have said suicide.

Here is the passage in 1 John 5:

If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life—to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that.  (1 John 5:16)

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What is the unforgivable sin?

blasphemeThe latest edition of TIME magazine is called “The Answers issue”  and it has 52 pages of answers to all kinds of questions:

Who has the most YOUTUBE subscribers?

Swedish gamer known as PewDiePie with 37 million subscribers

Who dreamed the biggest dream?

Susan Boyle’s “I dreamed a dream”, sold 700 000 copies in its first week, biggest debut album for a female solo artist

What’s the country with the fastest internet?

South Korea, with an average speed of 23 megabits per second

What’s the healthiest vegetable?


What’s the world’s deadliest creature?

Mosquitoes, which cause 755 000 deaths per year.

Perhaps a “Christian” edition of TIME magazine would include the question, “What is the unforgivable sin?”

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