What is the sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit?

Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is a total and continuous rejection of God and is the only sin that cannot be forgiven. Whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit rejects him completely, never reaching repentance.

Jesus said that all sins will be forgiven, except blasphemy against the Holy Spirit ( Mark 3: 28-29 ). The Bible does not say exactly what blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is, but we can understand what it means from the context.

The Pharisees had accused Jesus of casting out demons by the power of Beelzebub, the prince of the demons. Jesus explained to them that this was ridiculous, because Satan does not work against himself. Jesus also warned that there are only two sides: whoever is not with him is against him ( Matthew 12: 30-31 ). Then he said that all sin, except blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, would be forgiven .

See also: what is blasphemy?

Blasphemy is an insult to God, or consciously rejecting God. But Jesus said that even blasphemy could be forgiven. Only blasphemy against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. Matthew 12:32 explains that blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is speaking against the Holy Spirit. To speak out means to oppose, actively rejecting.

Against all evidence, the Pharisees were rejecting Jesus. But Jesus said that even that could be forgiven. The real danger is to reject the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit’s job is to convict sin and lead to repentance. To be saved, a person must repent of his sins ( John 16: 7-8 ; Acts of the Apostles 3: 19-20 ). Therefore, anyone who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit cannot be forgiven because he rejects the Spirit’s conviction and repentance. Rejecting repentance is blasphemy because it insults God , who gave everything to bring salvation and deliverance from sin.

Did I blasphemy against the Holy Spirit?

If you are sorry, then you have not committed blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. Jesus NEVER rejects anyone who comes to him. Confess your sin and you will receive forgiveness ( John 6:37 ; 1 John 1: 9 ).

Still have doubts? See here: how can I know if God has forgiven me?

Whoever commits blasphemy against the Holy Spirit does not feel remorse because he has completely rejected repentance. Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is a total and continuous rejection of God. Anyone who feels sad about his sin and wants to have a relationship with God has clearly not committed blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. There is still hope for that person.

 

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