Eternal sin  

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The Eternal Sin, or unpardonable sin, is a concept in Christian theology of a sin which cannot or will not be forgiven, whereby salvation becomes impossible. Its origin comes from a statement by Jesus in the context of his opponents' claim that his miraculous healings were a work of Beelzebub. Jesus' statement might have been a warning to his opposition that deliberately refusing to distinguish between good and evil makes repentance impossible, thus blocks out forgiveness, challenging them to rethink their attitude to the new age dawning lest they freeze themselves out. See also Biblical law in Christianity.




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