If you’re going to be so self-righteous & holier-than -thou & hypocritical as to think that you’re holier than somebody because they have sinned against you, but oh, no, you’ve never sinned, therefore you’re not going to forgive them,then you’re the biggest sinner of all. If you have self-righteous feelings of being better than they are,and you look down on others like the Pharisee in the story that Jesus told, in (Luke 18:9-14)“And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are , extortioners, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteh himself shall be abased: and he that humbeleth himself shall be exalted.”
That holier-than-thou, self-righteous attitude in itself is the worse sin. In fact, self-righteousness is the greatest sin of all, thinking that you don’t need Jesus and his mercy, grace, and his blood to save you! You can never be too bad for Jesus, only too good. “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” ( John 6: 37).The only sin in which there is no forgiveness is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, which is rejection of Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and thinking you can save yourself by your own self righteous works.“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. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.”(Matthew 12:31,32). The Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost (which are one in the same) main job is to lead people to Jesus, and when people reject the Holy Spirit’s leading and reject Jesus there is no salvation for them. The Holy Spirit and even God himself does not forgive sins ! God has bound himself by his Word, so that Salvation and forgiveness of sins can only come through God’s only begotten Son Jesus Christ. It is not God’s or the Holy Spirit’s job to forgive sins, but the Holy Spirit draws people to Jesus.“No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.” (John 6:44). God draws people to his Son Jesus Christ through the Holy Ghost. That is why there is no forgiveness of sins when people blaspheme the Holy Ghost. Blaspheme against the Holy Ghost is rejection of Jesus Christ.“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12). “Jesus answered and said unto him,Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? 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. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.”( John 3:3-6) “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”(John 3:36) The sins of the flesh, are nothing compared to the sins of the spirit, like self-righteousness, a lack of love, and forgiveness, and mercy, and humility, and thinking that you are better than someone else. Christian’s aren’t perfect, just forgiven. We should take a kind, loving,sympathetic & forgiving attitude toward others & try to have mercy as we want mercy, & treat others in their errors as we want the Lord to treat us in ours! We must forgive those who’ve wronged us, & seek forgiveness of those we’ve wronged, & take them by the hand back into our circle of love, and fellowship. May we all be more humble, more patient, more loving, more kind, more forgiving & more longsuffering with each other Lord, like you Jesus, and may we sincerely pray,“Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.” (Luke 11:4).“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”(Ephesians 4:32).
Say this prayer to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.