I have heard of people ingesting poison by accident, intending to commit suicide or given to them by one attempting to murder them. There are some spiritual parallels to that. Before we hear God*s plan of salvation we could be likened to one ingesting poison by accident. After one hears God*s plan of salvation and rejects it he could be compared to one committing spiritual suicide. Satan would rather see us dead before we trust Christ so he might be compared to a spiritual murderer.
The conclusive cause of spiritual death comes from within. Lost individuals administer the final dose of spiritual poison to themselves.
Mark 7:15: There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.
Matthew 12:34: O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
Jeremiah 17:9: The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
Mark 7:18-23: And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him; Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats? And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
All of those horrible sins can be forgiven. The sin that can never and will never be forgiven is the rejection of Jesus Christ. Rejection of Christ is the ultimate sin of a wicked heart. Rejection of Christ is the final drink of fatal poison.
The Bible calls the unforgivable sin blaspheme of the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 12:31: 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.
In a sense blaspheme of the Holy Spirit and rejecting Christ are one and the same. The function of the Holy Spirit on earth is to reprove men of sin, righteousness and judgment and to speak about Christ.
John 16:8-11: And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
John 16:13-14: Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
The Holy Spirit is the person who represents the Father and the Son on earth during our time. He is the one who tugs at our hearts and tells us to trust Christ. When men reject Christ they are rejecting the witness of the Holy Spirit. They are by that action saying that the Holy Spirit is a liar. They may even deny that the one tugging on their heart is the Holy Spirit. They are speaking evil of the Holy Spirit. They are blaspheming the Holy Spirit. Blaspheme means simply speaking evil.
Genesis 6:3: And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
The passage did not mean that longevity of men would be 120 years. The Lord made that statement just before the story of Noah and the ark. Noah preached and built the ark for about 120 years. Men rejected the message of the Holy Spirit through Noah and they all died in the flood after about 120 years. None of them knew that the last time they heard from the Holy Spirit was just before the flood. They did not know that rejecting Noah*s message was like drinking the fatal dose of spiritual arsenic. Men in our time do not know when they will hear from the Holy Spirit for the last time either.
Some people hear the gospel of Christ only once. Others are privileged to hear it many times. No one knows how many doses of arsenic it takes to kill a person until after the fatal dose is administered. Each time one rejects Christ it is like a dose of spiritual arsenic. Christ is the antidote for sin. People are offered that spiritual antidote . . . too many reject it and drink spiritual poison instead. It can be truly said of those people that they are their own worst enemies.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon:
He who does not prepare for death is more than an ordinary fool, he is a madman. All men are negligent of their souls till grace gives them reason, then they leave their madness and act like rational beings, but not till then.
I cannot prove all of these incidents to be true but I have received reports of them from more than one source.
John Lennon said during an interview with an American Magazine: Christianity will end, it will disappear. I do not have to argue about that. I am certain. Jesus was ok, but his subjects were too simple. Today we are more famous than Him. Lennon, after saying that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus Christ, was shot six times.
Tancredo Neves (President of Brazil) said during the presidential campaign that if he got 500,000 votes from his party not even God would remove him from Presidency. He got the votes, but he got sick a day before being made President, then he died.
Cazuza (Bi-sexual Brazilian composer, singer and poet): during a show in Canecio (Rio de Janeiro), while smoking a cigarette, puffed out some smoke into the air and said: God, that*s for you. He died at the age of 32 of AIDS in a horrible manner.
After the construction of Titanic, a reporter asked the man who built it how safe the ship would be. With an ironic tone he said: Not even God can sink it. I think you all know what happened to the Titanic.
Marilyn Monroe was visited by Billy Graham during a presentation of a show. He said the Spirit of God had sent him to preach to her. After hearing what the Preacher had to say, she said: I don*t need your Jesus. A week later, she was found dead in her apartment.
Bon Scott (singer), the ex-vocalist of the AC/DC. In one of his 1979 songs he sang: Don*t stop me, I*m going down all the way, down the highway to hell. On the 19th of February 1980, Bon Scott was found dead, choked by his own vomit.
In Campinas, Brazil in 2005 a group of friends, while drunk, went to pick up another friend. The mother accompanied her to the car and was so worried about the drunkenness of her daughter*s friends she said to the daughter, who was already seated in the car: My daughter, go with God and may He protect you. She responded: Only if He (God) travels in the trunk, *cause inside here it*s already full. Hours later, news came that they had been involved in a fatal accident, everyone had died. The car could not be recognized what type of car it had been, but surprisingly, the trunk was intact. The police said there was no way the trunk could have remained intact. To their surprise, inside the trunk was a crate of eggs, none was broken.
Christine Hewitt (Jamaican Journalist and entertainer) said the Bible (Word of God) was the worst book ever written. In June 2006 she was found burnt beyond recognition in her motor vehicle.
Galatians 6:7: Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.