Two viewers write to Let the Bible Speak asking if they have committed “the unpardonable sin” by falling away and turning back to the world. This and similar questions have often brought thoughts of doubt, defeat, and depression to many Christians. Some even wonder if they have committed what the bible describes as the sin with no forgiveness without even knowing it. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we turn to Matthew 12 to see what this sin actually involves. We will see what the unpardonable sin is NOT. We’ll also discover that although we cannot repeat the same scenario that Jesus warned the religious leaders about at that time, there is yet a warning to be gleaned.
The 70 weeks of Daniel is an intriguing prophecy of the future of Daniel’s beloved nation of Israel and its city of Jerusalem. It spans nearly five centuries of unfolding history from the return from captivity to the ministry of Christ and His apostles. Old Testament prophecy was given to point forward to and confirm the legitimacy of Israel’s Christ when He came. Like all others, this prophecy is perfectly fulfilled in the events of the first century and tell us that Jesus really is the Christ. In part one of a two-part lesson, we look at the panorama of events shown in “The 70 Weeks Of Daniel”.
The temple was the center of ancient Jewish life. It was originally God’s dwelling place among His people. Beginning with the pillars of cloud and fire in the wilderness, to the mercy seat above the Ark of the Covenant in the tabernacle, God finally dwelt in a house He allowed King Solomon to build. After the glory days of his and His father’s rule, the story of the temple takes a tragic turn. By the first century and the time of the replacement temple built by Herod, God no longer would dwell there because they had turned it from God’s house into their own. Jesus, shortly before His crucifixion, and a few years before the final destruction the of the temple said: “Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.” Why did God abandon His dwelling? In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we look at the warning in this statement for the ancient Israelites and for us today.
Jesus long ago stood in Pontius Pilate’s hall, referred to in the King James translation “The Hall of Judgment”. Pilate was called upon to adjudicate the case that had been brought against Christ but he was not anxious to do so. He appeared to have no spiritual interest in Christ and wanted the matter done away with. But there was a sense of ominous dread at the thought of condemning Jesus and so he tried to recuse himself from the case. Ultimately though, Pilate bowed to political pressure and condemned Jesus. At one point, he asked the religious leaders “what shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ…?” That question reverberates down through the corridors of time and in our minds and consciences today. In today’s broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we see that this ancient question is one you cannot escape, even today.
Who is the Christ? Is the Jesus of first-century Israel the Promised One? No name has been the object of more attention, devotion, and at the same time controversy than that of Jesus Christ. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak we pose the question “What Think Ye Of Christ”?