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The only unpardonable sin today is that of continued unbelief. There is no pardon for a person who dies in his rejection of Christ. The Holy Spirit is at work in the world, convicting the unsaved of sin, righteousness, and judgment (John 16:8). If a person resists that conviction and remains unrepentant, then he is choosing hell over heaven. "Without faith it is impossible to please God" (Hebrews 11:6), and the object of faith is Jesus (Acts 16:31). There is no forgiveness for someone who dies without faith in Christ.

While the passage above states there is only one unpardonable sin which  is unbelief  in Jesus Christ, I'd like to pose this question in my commentary today? Is this really the only unpardonable sin? For as I've reflected on what happened to gospel singer Tina Campbell after she revealed her vote for Donald Trump, there may be another unpardonable sin occurring within the African-American community - the sin of making a choice that goes against the majority choice.  

For example, since Ms. Campbell revealed she voted for Donald Trump, her last concert was cancelled due to low ticket sales, people were asked to boycott future concerts, and she has been ridiculed on social media. And during some of her recent interviews, she has spent her time defending her choice.
But if we live in a nation where our forefathers and mothers fought for us to have the freedom to vote, and to choose who to vote for, why is Ms. Campbell having to defend her choice? Can't we respect her decision based on who she believed was the best candidate for her? Or are we always bound to choose a candidate our race collectively supports? 

Ms. Campbell  made a choice for President  that went against the collective choice of most African Americans, and she has suffered for it. Now that the word is out about her choice, will we still love and support her as one of our own? Or has she committed the unpardonable sin?

Sharing my perspective,


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