When I was a kid, I was scared to death of the unpardonable sin. It seems to me that the preaching was designed to make people scared. I don’t hear much of that kind of preaching anymore, and that’s a good thing. It’s Good News.
The call of Jesus is divisive. It bifurcates the population. You are either for him or against him No neutrality. Those who are with him will aid him in the gathering that he is doing, the harvest.
When it comes to fruit, the quality of the tree is defined by the quality of its fruit. Applied to people, this means that what comes out reflects what is inside. The Pharisees had the appearance of being most holy, but they attributed the work of God himself to Satan. Thus, they gave away what was inside. Unfortunately, I’ve seen the same thing a hundred times among church people.
Attributing God’s action to Satan is as bad as it can get. It will be the end of a person of it continues. If you are that evil, how could you possibly turn to God?
And words must match up with actions. If you speak “idle” words, that is, words that are unattached to actions, they are just words and they will be judged. Words and actions must go together.