1 John 5
13These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
(The Bible has been preserved for believers so that they may know they have eternal life. The testimonies and records of GOD's words, are life giving words that encourage our hearts.)
14And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
(JESUS said that HIS people would hear and know HIS voice and that HE hears us. This is our being acknowledged as human beings. We do have an Heavenly Father, Who loves HIS people. We must remember Father knows best. Prayers are answered 'according to HIS will' not ours.)
15And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
16If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.
(We are called to speak LIFE into our brethren. That LIFE is the Truth of GOD. Regarding the "sin unto death", what death are we speaking of here? Is it not complete rejection of the Holy Spirit? And if a one completely rejects the Holy Spirit, are we to continue to pray for that person?)
17All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.
(This is pretty clear. All fall short!!)
18We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.
(Here is a good example of the true (Spiritual) Sabbath rest: we keep the true Sabbath, because we rest in JESUS FINISHED WORK ON THE CROSS and daily remind ourselves that there is nothing we can do to earn eternal salvation. We can only participate with the Holy Spirit as He leads us: convicting of righteousness and sin.)
19And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.
20And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
Numbers 15:30 But the soul that doeth ought presumptuously, whether he beborn in the land, or a stranger, the same reproacheth the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
(When a person goes PRIDEFULLY, willfully, against the LORD, that soul shall be cut off from among HIS people. In New Testament terms I would refer to John 3:17For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already...
So this sin that leads to death, talking spiritual death, is rejection of CHRIST. Which begs the question, if a one is NOT rejecting CHRIST, but are tormented in their souls about something and kill themselves, do they go to hell?
Were they not in hell already? (Yes figuratively speaking for now...)
1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
What is the great falling away in the end times? Is it believers loosing hope or sinning some sin? The things that are coming upon the earth make mens hearts fail for fear.
Is it falling away from believing that JESUS is GOD? Falling away from 'the faith'?