Nick Phelps, our newest contributor, recently wrote his thoughts on blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. What is it? Is it something we need to be overly concerned about? What does the Bible say about it?
We’ve received a lot of questions on this issue over the years. My summary of the entire conversation is this: if you’re seeking restoration, you probably haven’t committed the unpardonable sin. Forsake your sin and return to Him.
We can’t even begin to tell you how many people have contacted us thinking they’ve committed the unpardonable sin. So many people feel that their hearts are hardened, that they’ve lost the Holy Spirit, that there’s no hope for them any longer . . .
We have one thing to say about this. If you want to return to God, He will accept you. Your heart isn’t too hard. You haven’t gone too far.
All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.
John 6:37 (ESV)
Many feel as though they’ve sinned too much to ever make it to heaven. Or they feel they’ve committed the unpardonable sin. They worry and worry and worry that they’ll spend eternity in the fires of hell. What does the Bible teach about this? Can the enormity of our sins keep us out of heaven? Click the link below to read what we think.
I keep sinning. Over and over. Sometimes it’s intentional. At times I’ve called God names. I want to be with Him. I long to be with Him. But my sin nature seems stronger. I even feel, at times, that I’ve committed the unpardonable sin. I live in constant fear. Will God abandon me?
If you think you’ve committed the unpardonable sin, you probably haven’t.
Many Christians mistakenly fear that they’ve committed the unpardonable sin—blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. But would the Holy Spirit be convicting a believer of sin if they had committed blasphemy? No. The Holy Spirit would not even be at work in that person’s life. As Tim puts it, “My quick answer is that if you think you have [committed blasphemy], then you haven’t.”
A follow-up article to our first one about the unpardonable sin – blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.
Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is a pretty serious offense. It’s the one sin the Bible calls “unpardonable.” You may have read our first article about it, The Unpardonable Sin. If not, that’d be a good one to read first, because this one is a follow-up to that one.
The Bible says the unpardonable sin is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. What exactly does that mean?
We’ve all heard about the unpardonable sin. And we’ve all probably had questions about it. What exactly is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit? Here’s a little excerpt from our new article:
If cursing the Holy Spirit was the unpardonable sin Jesus spoke about, then many of us would have no hope of Christ. While among scholars there is a great deal of debate as to what constitutes the “blasphemy of the Holy Spirit” spoken of by Jesus in Matthew 12:31-32, Mark 3:28-30, and Luke 12:10, I believe it certainly means . . .
Find out what we think it means by reading The Unpardonable Sin.