The Greatest Sin Is Against the Holy Spirit That Conveys the Divine Love into the Soul
I am here, Judas Iscariot
I come tonight to write a short message, for I have been interested in what you and your friends have said regarding the "greatest sin."
Now, to me, and for a long time, the greatest sin in all the Universe of God was my sin in betraying Jesus to the Jews. And it was a real, living, blasting sin, and so enormous that I could not endure my life and face the recollection of that awful tragedy. But since I have been forgiven of that sin, and have become a redeemed child of the Father, and an inhabitant of the Celestial Heavens and a possessor of Immortality, I realize and now know, that my sin was not the greatest, even though I suffered for long years after I became a spirit.
As sin may be committed by neglect as well as by affirmative action, and my betraying the beloved Master was a heinous one, yet even in my case, and as applicable to me, my greater sin was not seeking for the Divine Love of the Father. We were not ignorant of this, for the Master had taught us that this Love was open to us and waiting for us to seek and obtain It. But I had not sought for It in the right way, and of course had not obtained It.
And in such neglect, I was not the only one of the disciples guilty of that sin.
No, even we who had been with the Master for so long a time did not fully understand the importance of obtaining this Great Love. We were more interested in his establishing his Kingdom on earth and, as we thought, a material Kingdom, to be controlled by spiritual powers manifested in him, and in us as his disciples. In our minds, the material was of more importance than the spiritual. And our expectations were that this great power would come, and that the Master would become our king.
As I say, he had taught us that this Divine Love was open to us and that, by prayer and earnest seeking, we could receive It. But, to us, there were so many important things to be done - connected, as I say, more immediately with our earth lives - that we neglected the Great Gift that was ours for Its seeking. And, as a consequence, in my case, I had to suffer for a long time before I awakened to the fact that it was not too late, even for me, to receive It.
My sin of betrayal had been forgiven me, in that I realized that the recollections of it were leaving me, and that I was progressing in the way of purifying my soul in its natural love; that, as the spirit of the one time murderer, I was coming into happiness and light. And then I had memories of what the Master had said to me about this Great Love and, after awhile, I had sufficient awakening to cause me to make the effort to obtain this Love. And as that awakening came to me, my old time associates who had progressed to the higher spheres came to me and, in their great beauty and transcendent love, helped me to progress and to pray, until at last this Love came to me. I then realized that not only had my sin of murder been wholly forgiven, but also that the greater sin of rejecting and neglecting to seek for the Divine Love, had also been forgiven me.
The sin of the murderer or of any violator of God's Laws, other than that of rejecting the inflowing of this Love, may and will be forgiven a man, and he will become pure and happy in his natural love. But such forgiveness will not make him an inhabitant of the Divine Heavens, or an inheritor of Immortality; while the forgiveness of the sin of rejecting the Holy Spirit, will not only take away from him the recollections and taints of all other sins, but will also open up to him the very portals of the Celestial Heavens, and give him a home in the Father's Kingdom.
And thus you see, every sin, except that of sinning against the Holy Spirit, may be forgiven a man, with the result that he will become the perfect man. But the forgiveness of all these sins many times over, if it could so happen, would not make him a Divine angel.
And I need not explain to you, for you can readily see from what I have written, that the greatest sin in all the world is the sin against the Holy Spirit; the sin of neglecting or refusing to let the Holy Spirit bring the great Divine Love of the Father to, and into the soul of man. This sin is the greatest, not only because of the results that flow from it, but also because it will continue to be the unpardonable sin so long as man refuses to permit its forgiveness.
When the sin of murder and such kindred sins are committed, the sin then ends and only its consequences must be suffered and the penalty paid. But the sin against the Holy Spirit is a continuing sin, committed every day and hour and minute, and never having an end until the mortal seeks and receives the inflowing of this Divine Love. As has been written you many times, yes, the large majority of men and spirits will continue forever and ever to commit this sin. And in the effects to them to follow, it will become, and is, the unpardonable sin.
As we are much interested in you, and have determined that you shall not go astray from these Divine Truths, my brother spirits of the Celestial Spheres thought it fitting that I should write to you on this subject, inasmuch as the world considers that I committed the greatest sin in all the history of the world; and that I should explain that the greatest sin in all the world is the sin against the Holy Ghost.
We all know this; and, while I write, you must believe that all of us, and the Master too, declare that the sin I name is the greatest sin, for it is true.
And now, to be a little more personal, for your gratification and comfort, I desire to tell you that you three will not be found guilty of having committed this great sin, for you have much of this Divine Love in your hearts and souls. And the Holy Spirit is with you quite often in answer to your prayers, and in answer to ours also. For we all pray for you, causing this Love of the Father to possess your soul, even as the leaven wrought in the batch of dough.
I have written longer than I expected, and will now stop. But be assured that you have our Love and the Blessings of the Father.
Your brother in Christ, Judas