What is the Unforgivable Sin?

I know people who think that they were cursed because they, or their parents, have committed the “unforgivable sin.” It was partly this conviction that made Søren Kirkegaard the gloomy Dane.

If you sincerely believed that you were utterly beyond redemption and without hope, you would be gloomy too.

One of the greatest sources of anxiety among believers is confusion over issues of sin and forgiveness. Telling a confused Christian that there is an unforgivable sin is like throwing petrol on a fire.

So is there an unforgivable sin and, if so, what is it?

The bottom 10 list

Below is a list of sins you may have heard mentioned in connection with The Unforgivable Sin. You may have committed one or all of them, but rest assured that none of them is unforgivable:

1.    an attitude that calls evil good and good evil
2.    a lack of reverence
3.    being stubborn and unteachable
4.    not loving the Lord with all your heart, mind and strength
5.    willful or intentional sin
6.    unconfessed sin
7.    unrepented sin
8.    harboring unforgiveness in your heart
9.    taking the Lord’s Name in vain
10.  having disrespectful thoughts about the Holy Spirit

Now some of the stuff on this list can really hurt you.

For instance, if you harbor unforgiveness you’ll end up bitter and twisted. But it is not helpful to tell a young mother whose husband has just run off with her best friend that she must forgive him or face eternal damnation.

You might as well ask her to walk on water!

The power to overcome sin – and forgive the unforgivable – is not found in religious guilt-tripping. So, in the hope of breaking a few man-made yokes, let’s review some of these so-called unforgivable sins.

Unforgivable sins?

Some people believe the unforgivable sin is a bad attitude or a lack of reverence or it’s being stubborn and unteachable. Nonsense. Jesus didn’t suffer and die to enter us into a reverence contest. We neither earn points for being quick learners nor do we get punished for being dimwitted.

Attitude is certainly important as it will affect the way you live and whether you reign in life. But a poor attitude won’t disqualify a saint any more than a good attitude will qualify a sinner.

Others say the unforgivable sin is not loving the Lord with all your heart, mind and strength – it’s putting Sunday football ahead of Jesus. This mindset naturally leads to a system of religious score-keeping. It’s the debits versus the credits.

But God is not counting the number of hours we put into church versus the number of hours we spend kicking a football. You don’t qualify for eternal life because you maintain a positive or pious attitude. In fact, Jesus said this sort of religious thinking makes him nauseous.

What about willful sin? That sounds serious.

Well if Jesus can’t forgive the sins we’ve done on purpose then no one can be saved. Fear not. His best is greater than your worst, and his grace is greater than your sin!

I’ve heard some say that unpardonable sins are those we neither confess nor repent of. (This would include suicide.) They seem to forget that Jesus went around forgiving people who neither repented nor asked for forgiveness.

They also forget that he forgave them long before they were born. If you preach, “you must repent to be forgiven,” you’re preaching dead works. You’re trying to define righteousness in terms of what you do or don’t do.

Wrong tree.

What about harboring unforgiveness in our hearts? Didn’t Jesus say forgiving others was a precondition for receiving God’s forgiveness (Matt 6:15)?

If it is then there’s no such thing as grace. Read your Bible through the lens of the cross. Jesus preached the law of conditional forgiveness to those who lived under the law to silence their self-righteousness and reveal their need for a Savior (Rm 3:19, Gal 3:24).

We are not under law but grace (Rm 6:15). We can forgive because he forgave us (Col 3:13).

What about taking the Lord’s Name in vain? This is one of the 10 Commandments and it was a stoning offense under the old covenant:

Anyone who blasphemes the name of the Lord must be put to death. The entire assembly must stone him. Whether an alien or native-born, when he blasphemes the Name, he must be put to death. (Lev 24:16)

If you have taken the Lord’s Name in vain, thank God that we live under a new and better covenant! Thank God for Jesus who has set us free from the curse of the law and and who said:

Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven… (Matt 12:32a)

You may have cursed God, but he has blessed you! I wish I could go back to 19th century Copenhagen, find the gloomy Dane and tell him the good news. “Søren, your sins are forgiven!”

But what about the rest of that verse…

…but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come. (Matt 12:32b)

Here Jesus identifies the one thing that can never be forgiven, namely, the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit.

The unforgivable sin

This week I heard about someone who was battling condemnation because they had had disrespectful thoughts about the Holy Spirit. They were worried that they had committed the unforgivable sin.

If this has happened to you, don’t panic.

First, don’t take ownership for every thought that passes through your mind. As the saying goes, you can’t stop the birds flying overhead, but you can stop them building a nest in your hair.

Second, and as we will see in the next article, the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is something specific. If you’ve had disrespectful thoughts, that probably means you don’t know the Holy Spirit very well. But you haven’t blasphemed Him. Not even close.

So who is a blasphemer?

Religion paints a picture of a blasphemer as someone who is belligerent and foul-mouthed. But a blasphemer may look more like the Pharisees and law-teachers of Jesus’ day.

A blasphemer is one whose religious beliefs prevent him from receiving the grace of God. This includes those who refuse to believe that our sins have been forgiven. Rather than allow the Holy Spirit to convict them of their unbelief, they are preoccupied with maintaining their own moral performance.

“How’s my walk? Am I confessing my sins? Am I praying enough, maintaining a positive attitude and behaving such that God will bless me?”

These are works that lead to death, and those who do them need to repent.

What is the unforgivable sin? It is the “sin” of unbelief in Jesus and his finished work. It is the sin of not receiving the free gift of his grace and righteousness.

This sin cannot be forgiven because he who commits it rejects the very thing that would otherwise save him. This rejection may take the form of hard heartedness (“I don’t need him”) or religious idolatry (“He needs my help”). In either case the grace of God is rendered ineffective because it is not received.

If you love Jesus, there’s no need to get hung up over the unforgivable sin.

Your choice is this: You can be sin-conscious and gloomy, or you can be Christ-conscious and rejoice. Renew your mind. Stop beating yourself up over something you haven’t done and thank Jesus for what he has done.

Happy are those whose wrongs are forgiven, whose sins are pardoned! Happy is the person whose sins the Lord will not keep account of! (Rm 4:7-8)


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54 Comments on What is the Unforgivable Sin?

  1. A wonderful post! I really enjoyed reading this. This gave me much to meditate on this week. God bless you and Happy Easter!

  2. Rob Flodine // April 20, 2011 at 12:17 pm // Reply

    Thanks Paul. Some years ago while driving a cab around Brisbane, I had a passenger who was convinced that he had committed the “unforgivable” sin. Over the course of our journey I encouraged him that as I saw it the only unforgivable sin was to continuously reject the offer of the cross, and that the mere fact that he was concerned about committing the “unforgivable” sin was certain evidence that he had not. Indeed I believe that those who have committed this sin, have strenuously told God to “nick off” and have absolutely no interest in whether they have ever done anything that God might disapprove of. Love reading your thoughts on our amazing God and His incredible gift of salvation and life!

  3. Patrick Hing // April 20, 2011 at 4:09 pm // Reply

    There is only 1 unforgivable sin = If you don’t believe that Jesus died so that your sin may be forgiven.

  4. Jeremy Penwarden // April 20, 2011 at 7:19 pm // Reply

    I believe the context makes the meaning of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit clear. The Pharisees claimed that the Holy Spirit power Jesus was using was actually from Beelzebub. So to call the works of the Holy Spirit demonic is the blasphemy. Even then, it’s specifically in the context of casting out devils, not simple healing the sick. You cannot conclude from this passage that the unforgivable sin is unbelief. Context is all.

    To someone who thinks they have committed the unforgivable sin, I’d say that, being dead in that sin, you couldn’t wish to know life. The very fact that you are worried about this, proves that you haven’t done it.

    You are saying that blasphemy against the Holy Spirit and unbelief in Jesus are two different ways of saying the same thing. How do you explain this? I don’t see the connection?

    • Hi Jeremy,
      In answer to your question, please see the second post “What is the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit?

      • jeremypenwarden // April 21, 2011 at 8:07 pm //

        Thanks Paul – though the statement remains in this post:

        What is the unforgiveable sin? It is the sin of unbelief in Jesus and His finished work. It is the sin of not receiving the free gift of His grace and righteousness.

        I don’t think you’ve demonstrated that this is equivalent to blasphemy of the Holy Spirit.

        Technically, I’m not convinced that unbelief has been defined as a sin in the NT. I think it’s state, but not a sin. Is 53:6 says ALL our sins were put on Jesus by Father. Not all except unbelief.

      • I hear you Jeremy, yet these are Jesus’ labels, not mine (see Jn 16:9). If you insist on using the language provided in the original documents, then I can’t see how you can call it otherwise. “Sin” literally means to miss the mark. I cannot imagine a more spectacular way to miss it than to refuse to believe in the goodness of God revealed through Jesus.

  5. Jeremy Penwarden // April 20, 2011 at 7:25 pm // Reply

    For sin #4 read the restoration of Peter in the Greek. Total love for God is agape. Jesus asks do you agape me and Peter replies I have phileo fondness for you. The third time Jesus drops the standard to ‘do you phileo me?’ and Peter replies yes I phileo you.

    So Peter is restored, despite his love for Jesus being somewhat less that whole hearted. Shortly after this Peter is the one chosen to give the most important evangelistic message of all time!

    • I’ve often wondered about this because the conversation between Jesus and Peter would’ve been in Aramaic, not Greek. I’m sure John’s account is accurate, but just as there is meaning lost in translating between Greek and English, I wonder what we lost in the translation from Aramaic to Greek.

      • jeremypenwarden // April 21, 2011 at 8:01 pm //

        Given that the bible is inspired in some way by the Holy Spirit, we have to trust that the language we’re provided in the original documents contains everything we need to know.

  6. This is the message I have tried to share with everyone I have shared Jesus with since I figured it out myself. For so long I’ve heard religious leaders say different that it’s a breath of fresh air to hear more and more agree with this. This is one of the few times I feel like standing up and crying out, “Preach it, Brother!” Keep it coming, you’re giving me great things to think on.

  7. jeremypenwarden // April 25, 2011 at 7:09 am // Reply

    I agree regarding John 16:9 – which is why I suggest that unbelief isn’t a sin.

    Anyway I cannot say that unbelief and blaspheming the Holy Spirit are the same thing. So we have to find a way to reconcile the two statements – and I don’t think you’ve found it yet.

    Jesus wasn’t convicting Peter of sin in Luke 5:8 – yet in the experience of Jesus’ holiness, Peter felt convicted of sin. So maybe one can be convicted of sin in the presence of the Holy God, without God actually doing a work of conviction?

    • Warren (South Carolina) // June 7, 2015 at 1:52 pm // Reply


      If someone call’s the Holy Spirit a liar (blasphemy of the Holy Spirit) by saying they don’t believe what He is constantly testifying of (which is Jesus’s finished work on the cross to pay for all the sin of the world, past, present, and future sins, and that by blieving that in their heart, and confessing it with their mouth–faith, they are born of the Holy Spirit and receive the free gift of righteousness, this is Good News, the Gospel of Peace), then yes it is unbelief…..blasphemy.

      They need to repent and believe God.

      Warren (South Carolina)

  8. Good day,I’m a bit confused about Matthew 24:13 because other christians used this verse saying salvation can be lost,can you please explain this verse further,thank you and God bless you more.

    • Hi Faith,
      It’s true that there are verses in scripture that seem to say salvation can be lost while there are others than seem to say you can never lose it. But one thing I’ve noticed is how religious people generally see the worst side of everything. For example, Jesus says, “He who overcomes will be dressed in white and I will never blot out his name from the book of life” in Rev 3, and instead of praising Him for this wonderful promise, insecure religious types wring their hands and say, “you’ve got to work hard or Jesus might blot your name out.” Nowhere in the new covenant does Jesus make any such threat! Jesus didn’t say this to scare us but to reassure us that we have overcome the world because He has overcome the world and He is in us (1 Jn 4:4). The only thing He promised to blot out was our sins, and He did that already.

      Just as Jesus is referring to Himself as the Overcomer in Revelations, I suspect He is referring to Himself as the One who endured to the end here in Matthew 24. Read this passage in a literal translation such as Young’s and note how He switches from future tense to past tense:

      Mat 24:11 `And many false prophets shall arise, and shall lead many astray;
      Mat 24:12 and because of the abounding of the lawlessness, the love of the many shall become cold;
      Mat 24:13 but he who did endure to the end, he shall be saved;

      In the Greek the word for endured is the same as the word used in Hebrews 12 when describing what Jesus has done…

      Heb 12:2-3 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

      Who endured? Jesus did. What are we supposed to do in response? Fix our eyes on Him, consider Him. A religious person considers their own performance and is forever anxious never sure that they’ve done enough. But a believer keeps His focus on Jesus who endured to the end and did it all on our behalf. Behold Him! This is the key to not growing weary and losing heart. He is the One who saves us.

      • Thank God for using your site in promoting the Gospel of Grace may our God blesses you with more wisdom and knowledge…God bless you more and more..

      • Warren (South Carolina) // June 7, 2015 at 4:02 am //

        Awesome reply.
        Warren (South Carolina)

  9. Jordan Lim // June 14, 2011 at 12:03 pm // Reply

    I love to hear this everytime! “Its gets my spiritual hormones bubbling!” as Pastor Prince would say.

  10. Theodore A. Jones // December 17, 2011 at 12:40 pm // Reply

    No person has already been forgiven of any sin just by Jesus’ having been crucified. For he has said that the issue of guilt relative to sin is still the remaining issue after his crucifixion. “When he comes he will convict the world of GUILT in regard to sin”. If the base assumption of Ellis’s arguement is true that it is only Jesus’ crucifixion, “finished work”, which has resolved his difficulties with sin there cannot be any statement by Jesus’ which contridicts Ellis’s conjecture. However Jesus’ statement in Jn. 16:8 has already destoried Ellis’s conjecture.
    The unforgiveable sin? If Ellis’s conjecture is true and Just by Jesus’ crucifixion,”finished work”, all actions that are subjugated to ajudication by law the penalty has been relived, there cannot be any sin post of that “finished work” which has not already been resolved. In other word there cannot be an unforgiveable sin if Ellis’s conjecture is true. But since Ellis’s does himself admit that there is at least one sin subjugated to exposure only by law his reliance on “finished work” is not adequet since post adjudication, judgement, is a future prospect irregardless of personhood. Ellis has stated in a denial that he has no personal responsibility to obey any law post of Jesus’ crucifixion to obtain a relief of the penalty of sin which is a published statement of record. However since the term “law of the Spirit” is preexistant of Ellis’s denial of this law Ellis has comitted a sin for which no relief is possible by slandering the celestial being the Holy Spirit. The “finished work” he relies on for a relief of serving the penalty of sin is unadequet for relief of serving that penalty.

    • Read John 16:8 in a literal translation such as Young’s and you will not find the word “guilt” – it was added by the NIV translators. The Holy Spirit and guilt go together like the devil and affirmation. He’s the Spirit of grace, not the spirit of guilt (Heb 10:29).

  11. What if I sin after I become Christian? What about habitual sin? How should I not feel condemned by a habitual sin?

    • No Nick! You should not feel condemned!!!

      Jesus died to take away sin, He was raised again so we could be justified. All sin was forgiven but, He said, not the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. If you have accepted Jesus as Lord & believe in your heart (by revelation of the Holy Spirit) that God raised Him from the dead you are Born Again, you are “In Him” & guess what, “In Him there is NO sin”!

      With this belief there can be no more consciousness of sin, which Jesus also came to remove from us! BE FREE by His Grace, open your heart & receive the Grace to live the life He has called each of us to. Free to make mistakes & make wrong choices but given the Divine Enablement tp make the right choices!

  12. Hi guys. Can someone please answer this? Didn’t Mark 3:30 says that Jesus spoke about blasphemy of the Holy Spirit because the Pharisees said that he had an evil spirit in him? Wouldn’t this mean that this is the unforgivable sin? Not trying to disprove your argument or anything, I’m just really confused.

    • I see the Pharisee’s slanderous comment as an opportunity for Jesus to mention the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit – which is slandering him and his ministry. The Pharisees give us one example but the ultimate example is to dismiss him as untrustworthy. Anyone who doesn’t believe God is calling him a liar (1 Jhn 5:10). That’s the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. More here.

  13. Hi i have a friend she is terrified that she has committed the unforgiveable sin. She swore by the holy spirit. I dont know what to tell her please what does this mean.

    • You could tell her to read this post. Hopefully it will set her mind at ease.

      • Thanks Paul, i tried to tell her but she isnt convinced that she sinned by swearing but didnt commit the unforgiveable sin. She feels empty and in despair and scared

      • I have a friend was drank and not really sure of what she said but remembers that she either swore by the holy spirit saying that her boyfriend is good in bed or maybe told her boyfriend that you are good in bed the holy spirit is my witness and yet that boyfriend is a married man. She is too scared and feels do devastated. But she says that before she said that, she asked her boyfriend that sinning against the holy spirit is blasphemy. Thought she says she wasnt saying it with any evil intentiond against the holy spirit.I wish to know if she has indeed committed the un pardonable sin because i dont know what to tell her.

      • Tell her that her heavenly Father loves her, holds nothing against her, and wants her to come home.

  14. Paul pray for me, when I was growing up I always had this thought in the back of my mind, that I would do something that would caused me to be eternally lost, so I was afraid of heights, if I drink I might curse God or something, so I stay away from that, I was a very fearful child, I always was interested in God, I always believed but didn’t know how to live a saved life,people that were saved they always talked about the don’ts never that God loves you . I prayed the pray for salvation and asked Jesus into my life. Then I joined a church I loved reading the Good News bible back in the 70s. I was very legalistic. 2 yrs into my walk,I would hear cursing over my head, one day at church I heard a voice that said clap your hands I said go to he–.and it felt like The Spirit left me I became weak after church I went to this scripture in Matt 12 I prayed and prayed it was like silence I continued in church but dry I would get hope but still no peace about what I did, every 5 yrs it seems like it would reoccur,get counseled get better, so to make a long story short, here I am today still struggling with the curse word, evil thoughts to myself, I read your comments again and again. I feel like my life is just going around in circles never really accomplishing anything.

    • MK, I know that your post is super old, but if this is something you still struggle with, I hope you have found some help here. Perhaps also join the scrupegroup at yahoo.com. What you are describing sounds like scrupolosity. A form of OCD.

  15. Warren (South Carolina) // June 7, 2015 at 4:17 am // Reply

    ‘Blasphemer’. . . .Awesome definition you gave Paul: “A blasphemer is one whose beliefs prevent him from receiving the grace of God.”
    Thanks and blessings!!!
    Warren (South Carolina)

  16. I have willingly sinned and even asked forgiveness before sinning and have been baptized many times before and after and so forth this I why Hebrews 10:26 scares me soooo much I believe in God and accepted Jesus as my Lord and savior before all this but at this time I have been months since this willing habit of sin. I know I was supposed to change and finally turned away from it but Im still scared..

    • Put your heart at ease. Jesus is the Lamb of God not the scapegoat. In the old testament patterns that gave a shadow of what Jesus would do the scapegoat was an offering goat that the priest placed all the unintentional, accidental sins of the people upon and then released it into the wilderness. The lamb offering was killed to cover the intentional, willful sins of the person bringing the offering. The person was not examined as to their worthiness but the lamb was. It had to be spotless and free from defect.
      This is why I can tell you to let you heart be at ease. Jesus is the lamb of God, spotless and free from defect. That is why Hebrews 10:26 says what it does. Jesus is the last Lamb sacrifice you can look to for forgiveness of your willful sin. There is not a different one that can take care of your sin, you won’t be able to fine one. If you do not accept Jesus as the final lamb offering you will live in fear and expect punishment all because you have not realized that Jesus is your lamb offering. Jesus was not the scapegoat for accidental sins but the Lamb for willful ones. Peace.

  17. I’m so lost and frightened.
    I have been struggling with my faith for quite some time. I was sad and angry at God and I was afraid of God and Jesus. I used to be a Christian but I didn’t serve Them for a year or so until recently I decided to return to Them. A few weeks ago I wanted to be an atheist/agnostic for peace of mind. I knew deep down that God and Jesus were real but I rejected that faith because of fear. My sister told me months ago about the unforgivable sin. A few days ago I said something VERY bad outloud directed at the Holy Spirit even though I knew of this sin. I cant remember what I said exactly, but it was evil and curse words. A few days ago, I thought bad was good and good was bad. I hated the Bible and was against God and Jesus. I thought and said horrible things to myself, Them, and others. I was so afraid of everything, I didnt want it to be real. I wanted and wished that there was no God and Jesus. I searched for atheist videos on youtube to ease my mind. I had a phobia of Christianity. I slandered God and Jesus and the Holy Spirit. I am deeply sorry and I am convinced that I will never be forgiven because it says so in the Bible. I know that Jesus is Son of GOD and that He died for us all, I dont want to hide anymore. I want to be a Christian and I want to be saved. I can barely eat and I wake up scared at odd hours. Scared of what I did. I want to be free. I still doubt my beliefs. Is it hopeless for me, do you think? I am petrified. Please someone.

    • Lauren, you are bound with fear and this fear is not from your loving Father. You need to know that God loves you with a love that has nothing to do with your behavior and that he holds nothing against you. I encourage you to pray along these lines: “Heavenly Father, reveal your love to me by your Holy Spirit. Help me to fix my eyes on Jesus who lives for me. Thank you that because of your Son, I can come running into your arms of love.” Jesus is not your enemy. He’s the best friend you ever had!

  18. I have been a born again christian for 20 years, and I have had sexual sin problem, fornication, adultery and masturbation on occasion, these sins I have confessed and repented of. But I have had a really hard time forgiving myslef and I went into depression over all the cindemnation, I have been afraid of goi g to hell and have been having a really hard time believing Jesus covered all this sin…..are you saying now that mi have another problem to be condemned over…are you saying because I felt guilty and doubted my salvation and became afraid of God, doubted his goodness and the power of the finished work because of my sin, that I have to worry about going to hell for that too? Are you saying I’ve lost my salvation because of unbelief? I never intended to ever say Jesus, his grace and the cross was t enough… I was saying is….wow I have sinned so much I wonder if
    God will ever forgive me for so much sin. Are you saying I cannot repent for doubting, I just never saw this as blasphemy of the HS before.

    • I’m not saying that at all, but you do need to fortify your mind against such lies and fix your eyes on Jesus – not because salvation is at stake but because you are tossed and turned with doubts. Will God forgive you? He already did!

  19. Secondly a grace preacher I know once said that if you still feel guilty for your sin, you are under the law.. now I have got an understanding of the grace of God.. though sometimes I’m made to feel guilty about something for example I’m made to feel guilty about not giving a beggar money.. I know its not God making me feel guilty but I go ahead and act out of guilt.. is that deliberately rejecting the grace of God.. I don’t like acting out of guilt nor to abuse Gods grace but this bothers me too cause sometimes the guilt pushes me to act, then the devil accuses me that I just rejected Gods grace by acting out of guilt knowing full well its not God.

  20. what about the many Christians who still practice self righteousness. where does that place them? isn’t that unbelief in the finished work. personally I’ve had trouble believing apostasy is forgiven.. but I believe in Jesus.. or if I doubt I’ll be healed.. isn’t that all unbelief in the finished work??

  21. Thankyou for replying so soon. I appreciate. what are your thoughts on apostasy??

  22. Paul you responded that there are many unbelieving Christians. my question is.. what is the difference between their unbelief in the finished work and the world’s unbelief. since you stated unbelief in the finished work as the unpardonable sin. Im worried because of areas in my life where I have doubts in the finished work.. sometimes I sin and doubt its forgiven.. but I believe and trust in Jesus. now the devil is attacking me using this as unbelief in the finished work hence unpardonable sin. please throw some more light to it just for some of us struggling with doubts in some areas of the finished work.

  23. Hi,
    you said, “It is the “sin” of unbelief in Jesus and His finished work. It is the sin of not receiving the free gift of His grace and righteousness”.

    But the problem I have is in luke 12:10 Jesus says that blaspheming him is not the unforgivable sin but blaspheming the holy spirit is. So if this “blaspheming” really means unbelief then why isnt blaspheming Jesus also unforgivable.

    • You can speak against Jesus and nail him to a cross, and he will die saying “Father, forgive them.” Because of Jesus, God does not hold our sins against us, even if we slander his Son. But if you reject the Spirit of Grace who seeks to convince you to believe in Jesus, no hope remains (see John 16:7-9). No one is lost on account of their sin, no matter how slanderous. People are lost because they stubbornly refuse to be rescued.

  24. What if i said bad against the Holy Spirit would God still forgive me?

  25. M. CALEB SANNOH // September 9, 2020 at 7:41 pm // Reply

    Hello Paul,

    Thanks for these life saving articles.

    Here is a paragraph in this article that may need correction. The last 3 letters are not connected. I normally print and distribute your articles among pastors. While studying the material, I noticed the phrase “We d”. I thought I made a mistake when I was copying and pasting it in Microsoft word. When I checked the article at your website, I noticed that the typo error is from there.

    The internet and computers are not readily available here. When I print your articles for distribution, I do include your name and website. Some of the pastors want us to open a Bible school to teach your materials. Life has never been so exciting!

    We feel like we are in the GARDEN OF EDEN! We feel so liberated!

    Any way, Here is the paragraph where the error is located:

    “Others say the unforgiveable ….. You don’t qualify for eternal life because you maintain a positive or pious attitude. In fact, Jesus said this sort of religious thinking makes him nauseous. We d”

  26. John 16:8-9. The HS convinces the world (people in general or non-believers) of sin (singular only 1) .. because they do not believe (reject Jesus’ offer of salvation through the cross). It is the only unforgivable sin that exists.

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