The Unpardonable Sin

This is something that has concerned every believer, at one time or another. I have heard many explainations from the pulpit, such as, one can not accidentally commit blasphemy; one must have intent to reject God altogether, its not a single sin. Yeshua said, “And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.”(Matthew 12: 31-32)

What is it that distinguishes speaking against the Holy Spirit as blasphemy? Is it a sin that cannot be forgiven because the sinner is unable to seek or ask for forgiveness or turn back to God in repentance. Esau is an example, “Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.” (Hebrews 12:16-17 KJV) The NIV phrases it a little differently conveying that Esau was godless and though he wanted the double portion of the first born, what he did could not be undone. I imagined that Esau sincerely thought he was starving to death and sold his birth right to save his life, therefore, he could never repent because he thought he did the right thing at the time. That’s speculation, but it illustrates how ones act or position may prevent them from changing later on. Here is a significant point, (perhaps more important than the unpardonable sin), God knows our hearts thoroughly, precisely and completely, therefore, His decisions, judgment, and actions are perfectly just and altogether right. He knows us better than we know ourselves.

Salvation comes from faith by the Holy Spirits work and residence in the Believers heart. (Gal. 3:2-3; John 6:63; 2 Cor. 1:22). Yeshua asked his disciples, who they thought he was. “Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven.” (Matthew 16:16-17) Yeshua is prophesied as the one who gives the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit that leads the Believer into all truth and conveys everything from Yeshua and the Father. Believers live by the Spirit’s power and influence. (John 14:16-17; John 16:7-15) Therefore, to renounce the Holy Spirit is to reject salvation as He is the guarantee of salvation. “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.”(Ephesians 1:13-14) If your a believer, blasphemy would be like denying and rejecting the Holy spirit completely, and feeling good about it. We can all quence the Spirits voice and go our own way in sin, but that is certainly forgivable and happens all too often to most of us. Peter possibly felt that he had rejected the Lord by denying his relationship, but it was fear and to save himself, rather than rejecting Yeshua, and he repented. We should heed this warning and never speak against Holy spirit.

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