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How to Avoid the Unforgivable Sin

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The Bible tells us that blaspheming the Holy Spirit is the unforgivable sin.

[28] Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: [29] But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation: [30] Because they said, “He hath an unclean spirit.” ~Mark 3:28-30 KJV

Therefore, I used to think that blaspheming the Holy Spirit was only about taking the Lord’s name in vain as one might hear during a movie.

One day I looked up the word blaspheme and I found out that it means “to not take holy things seriously.”

That magnified everything.

Think about it:

If unbelievers, hypocrites, pagans, false teachers, and lax people (in or out of the church) do not take the Holy Spirit of God seriously, it is their actions that cause them and others to blaspheme the Gift of God as if He is not important. God cannot give repentance to a person who never believed in the Spirit of God nor took Him seriously. This is why people go to hell.

The Holy Spirit is your Helper who helps you to work out your salvation. If anyone rejects having the Holy Spirit or even faith, they have committed blasphemy already because they chose not to believe. This unbelief ties into the scripture above where the Pharisees remarked that “Jesus had an unclean spirit” because they did not believe in Him.  You must be born of water and of the Spirit of God.

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 12:32 KJV

Four things to understand:

  1. The Holy Spirit is a gift from God.
  2. The Holy Spirit helps us to work out our salvation.
  3. The Holy Spirit is God.
  4. God is righteous, which means He is right all the time. This means the Holy Spirit is right all the time when He convicts. Always respect God’s way with fear.

Five More Blasphemy Examples

Jesus told a parable about heaven in which those who were invited did not take Him seriously. In it, there is evidence of blasphemy against God. Notice also that the servants who relayed the message to them were killed by their own “brethren” who were making light of the invitation.

[4] Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, “Tell them which are bidden, ‘Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.’” [5] But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: [6] And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. ~Matthew 22:4-6 KJV

This is referencing why hypocrites cause people to blaspheme God.

Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God? [24] For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written. ~Romans 2:23-24 KJV

This references that doubting is blaspheming.

[19] Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck: [20] Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme. ~1 Timothy 1:19-20 KJV

This references that honoring an authority, whom a God-fearing person is in bondage to serve (such as paying a debt back), will prevent blasphemy.

Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and His doctrine be not blasphemed. ~1 Timothy 6:1 KJV

This references teaching the proper instruction to young Christian women so that people will take God’s Word seriously when they observe them.

To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. ~Titus 2:5 KJV

Therefore, without sobriety and intense adherence to the doctrine, the sinner’s condemnation is marked out. This is why they cannot be covered by the blood of Jesus— because they refused to accept it and they refused to be sober about the doctrine.

What is the doctrine?  You must believe in what Christ has done.  Ultimately, He came to give us the Holy Spirit of God with power.  Here is an example:  Many Christians believe that there is no baptism of fire.  This is blasphemy.  Jesus’ cousin John the Baptist, who baptized with water, told all the people that Jesus was coming to baptize with fire1.  If you did not know this.  You need to run after Him very quickly because the Lord will take the Spirit and He warns us of that2 as well as telling us to seek Him early.

Warnings are all throughout the Bible about what happens when people, especially church people, do not take God and His Word seriously. So do your best as a Christian to believe, honor, and adhere. Yet, if you think you might have blasphemed, repent and just stay in faith and never do it again because right now your heart is still beating.  Jesus did say that a person who blasphemes the Holy Spirit was “in danger of eternal damnation.” This sounds as though God’s mercy may still exist in some small way, but who can be confident?  Like Paul said of those men that he delivered over to Satan, “that they may learn not to blaspheme.”

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Thank you for reading!

Bobbie Chariot

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6 Responses

  1. Vyshawn D Fontenot

    One time maybe a few weeks-months ago i said to my girlfriend (spiritual wife now) on videochat “i wish my parents werent religious so i can talk to you longer” because i had to get up early for church and im kinda scared


      Well, first of all, I wouldn’t consider that statement blaspheming the Holy Spirit. Second, here is a testimony from a Christian who was a former satanist high priest: https://youtu.be/MQnRJ31c1vU – If you did not know, satanists make their members blaspheme the Holy Spirit to try to make anyone who changes their mind think God won’t save them. However, the video of his testimony shows he preaches the Good News now because he was saved. He also has several other videos. So, I think it’s important to understand blasphemy is when people never believe the Gift of the Holy Spirit– you must be born of water and the Holy Spirit so if a person is not, God cannot save them because it was their choice to reject Him and they shoot themselves in the foot so to speak. Jesus’ example explained the men were in danger of eternal damnation because they said the Holy Spirit was not holy so this is a NON-BELIEF in their heart. You simply cannot be saved if you don’t believe in the Holy Spirit who is the Gift given to you after salvation (and because you diligently seek Him) so how is forgiveness ever possible if you reject His Holy Spirit who is the designated Helper of your soul at the start? I thank God for knowing He exists because I have experienced His power, His angels, and heard Him speak on several occasions after being baptized by water and then, by His Holy fire. I know He is the Holy One. I know you know it because you fear. May God bless you with His grace. In the book of Hebrews, after a person gets saved and has tasted the good word and power, to willfully sin is also a danger because now you know and have the evidence. God is love and He truly wants the best for His creation. Trust and believe.

  2. Ember

    Are intrusive thoughts sin? (These thoughts are blaspheming the Holy Spirit) and I’m scared, idk (i don’t know) what to do.. Help!!


      Thank you for your comment and sharing your concern. One of the first commands Jesus gives us (after the command to repent) is to capture every thought unto the obedience of Christ. Therefore, it is important for every Christian to practice catching every thought that we have and learn how to replace a bad thought with a good one that is obedient to God. However, when thoughts are obsessive and you feel that they are taking over your life, then you most likely are experiencing a demonic attack from within. As Christ has demonstrated, command that evil spirit to get out of your house in the name of Jesus and then continue to pray and practice because the fact is, if you are worried, you do take God and His holiness seriously and it is not your intent to do evil. It is also very helpful to play a lot of hymns that help you to sing the right things to the Lord and you should avoid evil content. Finally, spiritual strongholds need fasting and intercessors (prayer partners/groups) when it is hard to break free. Stay focused. You can do this. God be with you.

  3. joelle

    how do i obey and not blaspheme when nothing in me cares? how can i be saved when every bit of ‘repentance’ in me is false? i feel no sorrow or fear sins and if i do i know it is worldly and not godly, for it is self-pity or fear of consequences and so on. i keep refusing to surrender.


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