THE UNFORGIVABLE SIN
"Seed Of The Serpent"
For those Christians who are about to read this teaching, my most important objective is to teach you about a subject that was probably never rightly divided concerning your spiritual understanding. This teaching is by no means meant to introduce fear into a person's life. Fear is a tool of the adversary. He wants to hide behind some of the truths that I am about to share with you.
It should be pointed out that in the senses world, the only real proof that a Christian has that he is born again of God's Spirit is that he can speak in tongues.
1 Corinthians 12: 3 -- Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God [pneuma theou] calleth Jesus accursed: and that [omit ‘that’] no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost [pneuma hagion – speaking in tongues].
If you cannot operate this manifestation, there is no reason to be alarmed. However, I do suggest strongly that you confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour in your life before you read this teaching. I simply want to make sure that you are born again of God's Spirit and have His incorruptible seed within. Seed is permanent and it cannot be changed or altered in any way. So, before proceeding, let me present to you God's perfect matchless Word concerning the subject of being born again of the true God's Spirit.
Romans 10: 9, 10 -- That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Now if you have done this from your heart, you should be able to sit back and relax and enjoy this teaching. It is one that you will never hear again with such accuracy and in some ways, it will probably startle you. It is my plan to expose some of the methods of the adversary that he has kept secret for many years and would prefer to keep secret.
[Before I continue, I would like to make known to you that a great deal of this teaching is from my biblical research materials. Some of it has been altered, but much of it has been left exactly as it appears.]
In studying the new birth and fellowship with God, we will be looking at the accuracy of the Word of God on the topic of the UNFORGIVABLE SIN. This subject is clearly defined in God's Word, but still many people are in darkness because the adversary, in no way, wants people to understand what it means to commit the unforgivable sin. The adversary does not want people to understand how the systems of the world operate through people who have committed this sin. These people are born again of the seed of the serpent. This person who has sold out to the adversary is usually a person who was or is very well renowned or famous in some way. They, of course, have a great influence on millions of other people. This could be a famous political leader or he or she could be a very important person in an industry such as communications. The point is that this person hides behind the scenes and does not want to be noticed such as the CEO of a very important industry. This is how the adversary operates and this is how he controls the present systems of the world today. The person who is born of the seed of the serpent is born again only in his mind. At any time, he is under the control of the devil himself and actually directs spiritual attacks on God's people in a systematic manner that I sometimes refer to as ‘organized confusion’.
The unforgivable sin is also called, in the Word of God, the sin or blasphemy against the Holy Ghost. All the gospels have records of this sin.
The following are examples from Matthew, Mark, and Luke:
Matthew 12: 31 -- Wherefore I say unto you [Jesus is speaking to the heads of the temple, the Pharisees], All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.
Matthew 12: 32 -- And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
Mark 3: 28 -- Verily I say unto you [Pharisees and Sadducees], All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:
Mark 3: 29 -- But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:
Why? Because that person is born of the seed of the serpent.
Luke 12: 10 -- And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.
The men to whom Jesus was referring had committed the sin against the Holy Ghost, the unforgivable sin. To understand the unforgivable sin, we have to note that there are two seeds as told in Genesis.
Genesis 3: 15a -- And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; .................
Genesis 3: 15 indicates two seeds -- the seed of the serpent and the seed of the woman. We see "her seed" to be the seed of Christ and "thy seed" to be the seed of the serpent. Galatians 3: 16 clarifies "her seed" at the end of the verse in saying -- "... And to thy seed, which [who] is Christ."
To see the result of these two seeds planted in man, let us take a hypothetical person. He is born of body and soul, a natural man. He has no spiritual seed in him. When this man of body and soul confesses with his mouth the Lord Jesus Christ and believes that God raised him from the dead (Romans 10: 9, 10), he becomes born again with God's seed in him. Having this seed in him, this hypothetical person is now body, soul and spirit with the ability to manifest the love of God by renewing his or her mind and can look forward to eternal life.
However, there is another possibility. Rather than confessing Jesus as Lord, he believes the Devil is the true god. Then he, a man of body and soul, is born again of the seed of the serpent. He is born again of seed, and seed cannot be removed. Because this seed cannot be removed, it is an unforgivable sin.
When our hypothetical person accepts the Devil as god, he is born again of the seed of the serpent, the seed of the Devil. He then has the hate of the Devil, even as he who accepts the God and Father of the Lord Jesus Christ can manifest the love of God. One man has eternal death, while the man born again of God's seed has eternal life. The households of the two gods are complete opposites. There are two seeds and two antithetical essences.
Now understand that it is possible for a man of body and soul to go through life and never accept either god. A person does not always make this choice. But if he does choose, he has only TWO ALTERNATIVES. He can either accept the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Saviour or accept the Devil. If he accepts the Devil, he is born again of the seed of the serpent, it is unforgivable (unrepentable) because a person cannot get rid of seed. It is permanent. The Epistle of I John distinguishes between forgivable sins and the unforgivable sin.
I John 5: 16 -- If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.
Praying for a person after he has confessed the devil as his lord is useless. God can no more take the devil's seed out of that person than He can take His own seed out of a man once that man has confessed and believed in Jesus Christ as Lord. It is futile to pray for forgiveness from the "sin unto death" for that sin is seed and cannot be changed.
We have read accounts in Matthew, Mark, and Luke about blaspheming against the Holy Ghost. The fourth Gospel, John, also contains a record.
John 8: 2 -- And early in the morning he [Jesus Christ] came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them [the scribes and Pharisees were present].
These were the same scribes and Pharisees spoken of in Matthew, Mark and Luke. They were the ones who had committed the "sin against the Holy Ghost," "blasphemy against the Holy Ghost," the "unforgivable sin." Note the argument as it developed.
John 8: 12 -- Then spake Jesus again unto them [the Pharisees], saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
John 8: 13 -- The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou [Jesus] bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true.
John 8: 14 -- Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.
John 8: 15 -- Ye judge after the flesh [according to the senses]; I judge no man.
John 8: 16 -- And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.
John 8: 17 -- It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.
John 8: 18 -- I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.
John 8: 19 -- Then said they [the Pharisees] unto him [Jesus], Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also.
Jesus said in addressing the rulers of the temple, the religious leaders, "You Pharisees do not even know my Father". What leadership! Jesus Christ wasn't afraid to speak God's Word to these religious leaders who were born of the seed of the serpent.
John 8: 20 -- These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come.
John 8: 21 -- Then said Jesus again unto them [the Pharisees], I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come.
John 8: 22 -- Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come.
When people are born again of the wrong seed, they cannot be taught spiritual truths for they cannot understand; the eyes of their understanding are closed. The Pharisees said, "Will he kill himself?" They thought that if a person killed himself he would go to hell. This was clever reasoning since the Pharisees were certain that they themselves were heaven-bound. How wrong people can be and still think they are right!
John 8: 23 -- And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of ["of" indicates the possessive case] this world; I am not of this world.
Who is the god of this world? II Corinthians 4: 4 clearly states that the Devil is presently the god of this world. John 8: 23 says very plainly that they were of the Devil. If a person is of something, he has the seed within.
John 8: 24 -- I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.
John 8: 25 -- Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning.
John 8: 26 -- I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.
John 8: 27 --They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.
John 8: 28 -- Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
John 8: 29 -- And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
John 8: 30 -- As he spake these words, many believed on him.
John 8: 31 -- Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
John 8: 32 -- And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Why did Jesus bother to tell these great truths when He obviously knew that He could never convert the Pharisees who were already born of the seed of the devil? He gave this information because of the other people present in the Temple; they were fertile ground.
John 8: 33 -- They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
John 8: 34 -- Jesus answered them, Verily, verily [truly, truly], I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
John 8: 35 -- And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
John 8: 36 -- If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
John 8: 37 -- I [Jesus speaking] know that ye are Abraham's seed [Abraham's physical seed]; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
John 8: 38 -- I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.
There are two different fathers mentioned here. One is the God and Father of the Lord Jesus Christ and the other father is the devil. Those people whom the devil fathers are his children. Those whom the true God fathers are His children. Note the impact of the next verse.
John 8: 39 -- They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
How could Jesus in verse 37 agree with the Pharisees that they were of Abraham's seed, and in verse 39 turn and differ with them saying, "If ye were Abraham's children ..."? Verse 37 refers to the Pharisees as being of Abraham's bloodline, whereas verse 39 is speaking of Abrahamic believers. The Pharisees could claim Abraham as their ancestor; but they did not believe in God as Abraham did and, therefore, they were not in the line of believers as Abraham was in contrast to what the Pharisees believed of themselves. The heated discussion continued.
John 8: 40 -- But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
John 8: 41 -- Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication [adultery]; we have one Father, even God.
They forgot to say which god. There are two Gods. The Pharisees surely sounded religious. They truly sounded sincere; but sincerity is no guarantee for truth. The Pharisees said, "We have one Father, even God." When people say, "We have a Father", it is important to find out which father, which God, for there are two. To accept the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour is one birth; to have the devil as one's father is totally different.
As Jesus and the Pharisees conversed, the Pharisees became increasingly irritated and so resorted to personal attacks on Jesus. They slammed Jesus by saying: "We be not born of fornication." These Pharisees believed Jesus was an illegitimate child. The Pharisees boasted that they were not conceived out of wedlock; and then they continued by boasting that they had one father, even God. They neglected to say which god, so Jesus clarified this for them.
John 8: 42 -- Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
John 8: 43 -- Why do ye not understand my speech? Even because ye cannot hear my word.
Why could they not hear his Word?
John 8: 44 -- Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
"Ye are of your father the devil." They were clearly born of the wrong seed. Could anyone write it more plainly? Could it be more clear? The Pharisees were born of the seed of the serpent and THAT IS THE UNFORGIVABLE SIN.
When a man is born again of God's Spirit, he has the seed of God and cannot repent of it. When a man, on the other hand, chooses to be born of the seed of the serpent and confesses the Devil as his god, he is born of the seed of the serpent and he cannot repent of that either. A person can never undo the seed which is within.
One who is born again of God's seed has eternal life and the love of God. One who is born again of the seed of the Devil has eternal death and the hate of the Devil. Neither of these can be repented of. Once confession is made, the result is permanent.
The Word of God clearly defines the two spirit worlds. We who believe God need not live in error and wander about in darkness; we need to study God's Word to see its precise accuracy. The understanding of the new birth [ROMANS 10: 9, 10] is basic to a believer's realization of what he has in Christ Jesus. Then he or she must renew their mind to God’s Word. This knowledge gives a believer assurance in his standing in the household of God and the confidence to keep his relationship with the true God in good stead. Being a son of God, we can have direct communication with God Almighty, which is only a part of the more than abundant life. As a result, we should be able to counter every attack directed toward us by men or women who are born again of the seed of the serpent. THAT'S WHY YOU NEED TO STUDY GOD'S WORD AND STUDY IT DILIGENTLY. You will NEVER recognize the counterfeit unless you have mastered the genuine.
Romans 16: 20 -- And the God of peace shall bruise [crush] Satan under your feet shortly [quickly]. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.