Question:

Concerning your outline, "A Sin Leading to Death":

Jesus Christ died for our sins. He wasGod in the flesh; the only person who ever lived that was without sin. So, he diedand was resurrected so that we may be freefrom sin. When we accept him as our Lord and Savior we are forgiven. There is only one unpardonable sin - blasphemy (the denial or rejection of Christ).

Please add in your outline these facts.


Answer:

You stated: "There is only one unpardonable sin - blasphemy (the denial or rejection of Christ)." Jesus stated: "And anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but to him who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven" (Luke 12:10). Now why would I or any sensible preacher want to add a direct contradiction to a sermon?

You stated: "When we accept him as our Lord and Savior we are forgiven." Peter stated, "Repent, and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2:38). Why would I wish to teach something different from what Peter taught?

No, I'm not interested in adding falsehoods to my sermon outlines.