The unpardonable sin in the age to come?
To recap on the mainstream belief...
The belief is that we are awaiting the arrival of this new age. This age is the age to come spoken of all throughout the New Testament. This age is going to be the New Heavens and New Earth which will be a utopia of endless peace. There will be no death. There will be no sin. There will be no hard laboring. We are still waiting for this age to come.
But is this true? (Hand me my megaphone please)...
I have shown in previous teachings that Isaiah chapter 65 among other areas of scripture absolutely refute the idea that the New heaven and New earth were ever intended on being a sinless, deathless utopia.
Read Isaiah chapter 65 and try not to get too distracted by the poetic and apocalyptic things and focus more on the things which are clear and understandable like the fact that there will still be sinners, there will be men living to 100 years old (a rough estimated number, not intended to be stiff wooden literal), and that men and women will still build homes and plant vineyards.
But besides all of that proof that can't be ignored, what about what Jesus said about the unpardonable sin? Check it out...
“Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age OR IN THE AGE TO COME."
Matthew 12: 31-32
Did you see that clearly? Read it again because what Jesus is clearly saying is that in the age to come, there will clearly STILL be sin. Hmmm, seems to match what Isaiah said about the New Age too....
But now remember, when Jesus said this around 30ad approximately, the New Age hadn't yet come. It was the beginning of the transition from the Old to the New. The New wouldn't be fully brought in and the saints wouldn't fully inherit the Kingdom prepared for them UNTIL the Old Covenant Temple was thrown down. Which as we all know occurred in 70ad at the end of the age JUST as Jesus predicted it would.
So what's the point?
The point is that Christ was making it clear that there will still be sin in the new age just as there was sin in the old age when He said this. The ability for people to commit the unpardonable sin would still be present IN THE NEW AGE TO COME.