Many times people have wondered what the “sin of death” really is. The sin of death is an unpardonable sin. It is a sin where people can find no place for repentance. It is a sin that brings Eternal Death with no possible means of ever finding Eternal life again. The sin of death in 1 John 5 referred to a sin where the Gnostics denied the fact that Christ was a human being. They rejected the fact that Christ was a man with flesh and blood like you and I. They denied He was a man who suffered a cruel punishment and death so that you and I could find personal forgiveness in this finished work of God on the cross at Calvary. The Gnostics denied this redemptive work of Christ at Calvary and thus committed a sin unto death.
1 John 5:16…There is a sin unto death:
This sin unto death is a place where God’s mercy ceases and can longer be found. It’s a scary and Judgmental but a true concept of the Bible. It’s a place of God’s Judgment that’s experienced before death to the physical body. It’s not to be confused with turning away…but it is a turning “against” the redemptive work of Christ at Calvary.
Other Scriptures indicate (Hebrew 6:4-6) that men “turn against” or “Apostatize” the same redemptive work of Christ at Calvary. A certain verse in the Hebrew Letter states it is impossible to renew them again to repentance…for they crucify the son of God afresh. Again the Bible states there is no possible means of repentance for Apostacy.
Jesus himself spoke of the unpardonable sin…which was blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. The Jewish nation had healings but when Jesus healed they accused Him of doing miracles by Beelzebub which pointed to demonic or Devil activity. This was Blasphemy to make such accusation or Devilish statement against the fact that Jesus was God and wrought miracles by the power of God Almighty.
The Roman Letter chapter 1 speaks of God “giving men up”…
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections… And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient…
On and on throughout the Bible Apostacy; the unpardonable sin; or the sin unto death is mentioned. This turning against God is not to be confused or mixed up with falling away or falling into sin. Big difference!