What is unforgivable sin?

TOPICS: Sin and karma – sin as misqualified energy – easily “forgiven” – invoke energy or have divine intercession – must transcend consciousness – sin based on ignorance – sin against the Holy Ghost is creating a self that denies self-transcendence – created through choice and can be “forgiven” only through choice – a false self might appear good or spiritual – only Christ consciousness can enter heaven – if you are not in Christ consciousness, you are sinning against the Holy Ghost –


Question: In three of the four gospel accounts, you speak about the “unforgivable sin.” Were these your words? And if so, will you please explain. Is there truly a sin that is unforgivable?

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

I talked about a sin that cannot be forgiven in the following quote:

Wherefore I say unto you, 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 12:31)

To understand what this means, it is necessary to understand the Holy Ghost. As explained by Mother Mary in several of her discourses and as explained by the Presence of Unconditional Love, it is a law of God that all life must continually self-transcend. Human lifestreams were created to be co-creators with God. To complete this task, people were given free will. One consequence of this is that they can choose to create something that is not in harmony with God’s laws and God’s creative intent.

When you create something that is out of harmony with God’s law, you have committed a sin. As I explain throughout this website, everything you do is done with God’s energy. When you go against the laws of God, you misqualify a certain portion of God’s energy. This is what eastern religions call karma. One might say that a sin has two aspects, and one is the misqualified energy, which we might call the mechanical aspect of sin. This aspect of sin is easily forgivable. The misqualified energy can be purified or requalified by high-frequency spiritual energy from Above. When the energy is requalified, one might say that the sin is forgiven, meaning that it is no longer a burden to the person.

One way for sins to be forgiven is that a person invokes spiritual energy and directs it into transforming the misqualified energy. However, people’s sins can also be forgiven by a spiritual being who chooses to free a person from some of the misqualified energy created through the person’s sinful acts. For example, if a person has truly forsaken the consciousness of duality, the consciousness of death, and has sincerely striven to live a spiritual life, a spiritual being might remove some of that person’s karma, or misqualified energy.

This can be done for people who warrant this intercession, so that they can accelerate their spiritual growth without being burdened by the misqualified energy created in the state of consciousness that they have now forsaken. In other words, God has no desire to punish human beings; he simply wants people to learn from their mistakes and come up higher in consciousness. Therefore, once you have forsaken the state of consciousness that caused you to commit a certain type of sin, there is no teaching value in being burdened by the misqualified energy. It can therefore be lawful for a spiritual teacher to remove some or all of this misqualified energy. Nevertheless, such intercession generally happens only when people have forsaken the consciousness that caused them to sin.

This brings us back to the sin against the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is that aspect of God which is assigned to remind people that they cannot stand still in an imperfect and limited sense of identity. That is why I said:

5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. (John, Chapter 3)

Being born again means being born into a new sense of identity that is based on the single-eyed vision of the Christ mind instead of the dualistic vision of the dualistic mind. Those who are born of the spirit are always willing to self-transcend, and they do not cling to the sense of identity that is born of the flesh.

So we might say that sin has two aspects. The misqualified energy is the outer, or mechanical, aspect of sin. The inner aspect of sin is the consciousness that causes you to misqualify energy. However, even the state of consciousness has two aspects.

Many sins are committed because people simply do not know better. They have limited knowledge or they were brought up with an incorrect understanding, and this causes them to misqualify God’s energy. Yet if these people were given a higher understanding, they would chose to abandon their old understanding and stop sinning. Therefore, even the consciousness that causes you to sin is not necessarily a sin against the Holy Spirit. However, it can become the sin against the Holy Spirit if you refuse to transcend your old beliefs and your limited sense of identity. In other words, when you refuse to self-transcend, you create a sense of identity as being permanently separated from God or even being in opposition to God.

Take note of the subtle distinction. Your actions are always the result of your state of consciousness, so sin always springs from a state of consciousness. However, as long as you are willing to expand your understanding and change your sense of identity when you receive a higher understanding, you are not sinning against the Holy Spirit. The sin against the Holy Spirit occurs only when you refuse to expand your understanding and when you refuse to transcend your present sense of identity. This is indeed what happened to Lucifer, as explained by Mother Mary. The entire Luciferian consciousness, which causes people to believe they know best and therefore don’t need to change, is a sin against the Holy Spirit.

As I said, sin has two components. One is the misqualified energy, the other is the state of consciousness that causes you to misqualify that energy. A spiritual being can take from you the misqualified energy as an act of grace, and therefore that sin can be forgiven. Yet the spiritual being cannot take from you the state of consciousness that caused you to sin. The reason being that you created that state of consciousness through your free will, and a spiritual being is not allowed to violate your free will. Therefore, the sin of an imperfect state of consciousness can be forgiven only when you make the freewill decision to undo the imperfect choices, to abandon the imperfect self-images, that caused you to accept a mortal sense of identity.

Do you see the subtle distinction here? When you sin against the Holy Ghost, you accept or build a sense of identity as being separated from or in opposition to God. All of your beliefs, thoughts, feelings and actions spring from your sense of identity. No being in heaven can change or take away your limited sense of identity for you. You must do this through a completely free choice.

However, the sin against the Holy Ghost is not simply the limited sense of identity. It is the refusal to transcend that sense of identity! This refusal can, over many lifetimes, lead a person to create a sense of identity that causes the person to believe that he or she either cannot, or does not have to, self-transcend. There are numerous versions of this sense of identity, but the important point is that this sin cannot be forgiven, meaning that it cannot be taken away by a spiritual being.

It can be overcome only when the person makes a free decision to replace the imperfect decisions that make up the mortal sense of identity with choices that spring from the mind of Christ. So one might say that the sin against the Holy Ghost cannot be forgiven, meaning that it cannot be taken away by an outside force. It must be forsaken, and once it is truly undone, you will be free of that sin. You will still have to deal with the misqualified energy created through that state of consciousness, and this is where God’s mercy can come in and take some of that burden away from you through grace. And it is true, as stated in the Bible, that most people have so much misqualified energy, so much karma, carried over from past lives that unless some of it is taken away through grace, they cannot not be saved, meaning they could not qualify for their ascension.

Take note that the sin that is unforgivable is an imperfect sense of identity. This can be much more subtle than most people think. As an example, look at the following statement:

For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:20)

The scribes and Pharisees, and many of the other religious authority figures who rejected me, had built a sense of identity that made them believe that because they were Jews, and therefore belonged to God’s chosen people, and because they were doing all the right things according to the outer law, they were so good that God simply had to save them. In other words, they did not truly need to self-transcend and change their attitude to life, their beliefs about life and their sense of identity. They had built a sense of identity that made them believe that they did not have to self-transcend in order to enter the kingdom of heaven. They simply had to continue believing and doing what they were doing, and then they would automatically be saved without changing themselves.

That is why I said that unless your righteousness, meaning your willingness to self-transcend, exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you cannot enter the kingdom of heaven. Why is that so? Because the kingdom of God is within you, meaning that the kingdom of God is a state of consciousness. To enter the kingdom of heaven, you must put on the wedding garment of the Christ consciousness, and the Christ consciousness is a sense of identity which empowers you to see yourself as a son or daughter of God.

Do you see the all-important conclusion? The key to putting on the Christ consciousness is to change your sense of identity. You must be willing to transcend your mortal, limited sense of identity and accept an immortal, unlimited sense of identity.

Unfortunately, in today’s world millions of Christians have fallen into the very same trap as the scribes and the Pharisees. They have built a sense of identity which makes them believe that because they belong to a Christian religion – which they see as the only true religion – because they have declared Jesus Christ to be their Lord and Savior, and because they follow all the outer rules and doctrines of their religion, they will automatically be saved. They think that God simply has to save them.

Yet they have not been willing to transcend their mortal sense of identity as sinners who cannot enter the kingdom of God, even though I told them that the kingdom is within them. They have not been willing to let this mind be in them, which was also in Christ Jesus. They have not been willing to follow my example and do the works that I did. Therefore, many self-righteous Christians are actually committing the sin against the Holy Spirit, and that sin cannot be forgiven until they use their free will to abandon the sin, meaning the consciousness of duality and mortality, that causes them to deny their oneness with me and their true identity as sons and daughters of God. As I said many times 2,000 years ago, those who have ears had better listen!

 

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