My heart hurts for those who share the fear they have blasphemed the Holy Spirit. It’s one of the most searched out topics on my blog.
Fear of the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is pretty common. I used to struggle with this fear (my story: I Thought I Blasphemed The Holy Spirit | Obsessive & Intrusive Thoughts)
What helps the most is understanding the CONTEXT of what scripture actually says. If you want to see the whole post I have on the topic, check out: Did I Commit The Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit / Unpardonable Sin?.
Today, I’ve taken just a small portion of breaking down the unpardonable sin, and sharing what the unpardonable sin is NOT.
What Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is Not
Based on the context of scripture, obsessive thoughts against the Holy Spirit is not the unpardonable sin.
Denouncing God during some point in our life, and then feeling shame and fear over what we have done, clearly shows our heart is not hardened. Praise the Lord!
Again, those who blaspheme show absolutely no remorse, ever. They continue to grow a hardened heart.
Feeling shame, guilt, and fear over what was thought or said shows this is not the same experience, as the Pharisees.
Seeing the Spirit active in our life, despite our concern we committed the unpardonable sin, for those who have put their faith in Jesus Christ, shows the Holy Spirit is indwelling in us. Those who have committed this sin will never accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, and therefore, their sins will not be paid off, and Christ will not send the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, to indwell in them.
This portion is from Did I Commit The Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit / Unpardonable Sin?, please check out the full post, if you would like to learn more.
Feeling bad over sin is good thing, and through Christ alone we can be forgiven. Put your faith in Him. He alone is how our bondage to sin and fear is broken.
Recommended Resources if you would like to learn more:
- Unpardonable Sin (Mark 3:20-30) by R. C. Sproul
- Unforgivable Sin (Mark 3:20-35) by John MacArthur
- The Modern Blasphemy Against The Holy Spirit by John MacArthur
- What EXACTLY is the Unforgivable Sin? by Allen Parr (The Beat)
- What EXACTLY is the Unforgivable Sin? by Mike Winger (BibleThinker)
- What Is Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit? by Melissa Dougherty
- The Unpardonable Sin, Blasphemy Against The Holy Spirit – by Pastor Tim Conway – This message was what helped me the most. I was so afraid to listen, convinced I was condemned, and Pastor Tim broke down the scripture and the truth of Jesus. You might have to restart the video.
- Is Suicide the Unpardonable Sin? by Sinclair Ferguson ”If people do not want forgiveness, then they will not get the comfort of peace.”
- What Is The Unpardonable Sin? by Got Questions
The Gospel Message: With the Good News means there’s bad news. We all are sinners and condemned. We all deserve the just punishment of God’s wrath. Christianity is unlike any other religion because we cannot earn our way into Heaven. God saw the weakness of man and his utter depravity. Yet, He showed us grace. Jesus, God, One Person of the Trinity, became God in the flesh, the God-Man. He was always perfect and sinless. And His humanity was perfected on the cross, living the full sinless life. He became our atonement sacrifice. Dying in our place, taking on the wrath of God upon Himself. He died on the cross, and He was resurrected because death could not hold Him. Jesus is the answer. We, as guilty sinners, need His blood to pay off our debt of sin. For all who put their faith in Him – meaning eyes are opened to the Gospel, we see ourselves as a sinner, we see the need for Christ, we desire our Savior, and we see the ugliness of our sin. Putting our faith in Jesus, we seek HIs forgiveness and repent from our sins, we turn away from our old way of life. We, through the work of the Holy Spirit, continue to become convicted of sin daily. Our eyes will never be the same again. We see things in a different light, and the truth of Christ affects how we live and serve Him. Christ tells us to count the cost. Salvation is a serious topic, it is not to be taken lightly. For a breakdown of this powerful message, understanding how Christ could be God and Man, why God required sacrifices, and more -please see: Why Did A Loving God Kill His Son? (Does God Hate?)
If you think you know the Gospel, check out these questions and see how prepared you are for the day someone might ask you why you believe: The Gospel Challenge (30 Question Quiz) – Are You Ready To Defend Your Faith?
Scripture To Meditate On – (ESV) John 15:06 – If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned.
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