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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 fire3.  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 that4 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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Bobbie Chariot

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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.