(Though I have talked on this topic before in a previous post, I believe that particular post was rather confusing. Thus in this post, I aim to make what I was attempting to say rather more clear.) This is what God gave me today in His word:
And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. (Luke 12:10)
The person who blasphemes the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. That’s a pretty scary thought, as it seems to imply that if we “blaspheme the Holy Spirit”, it won’t matter whether we were formerly saved or not, we will not be forgiven. And it is true, that this one sin will not be atoned for, even by Jesus’ blood… But, let’s take a closer look at what exactly the unforgivable sin is.
What does it mean to blaspheme the Holy Spirit? Well, first we need to understand what it means to “blaspheme.” Blasphemy is the act of reviling, or execrating God. (Now, remember the Trinity here; three different parts, or personalities, of the one God.) But how would this reviling take place with the Holy Spirit? Well in order to understand, we now also need to have a correct of what the Holy Spirit’s reason for coming to Earth is: to lead us to Jesus and His death for us, and then later, to give us various gift/s that God has apportioned for us. Thus, to revile the Holy Spirit, would mean to ignore, or even try to hinder, the work of the Holy Spirit.–i.e. To bring us to our knees before the cross.
So then, there is only one sin which will never be forgiven, and that is the sin of never coming to Christ. All sins are forgiven us when we come before the cross, but we will never be forgiven if we never come.
You are Loved!