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What EXACTLY is the Unforgivable Sin? back
Jesus clearly says in Matthew 12:31-32, that blasphemy against the Son of Man is forgivable, but blasphemy against the Holy Spirit shall not be forgiven (paraphrased)." But what is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, and why is it different from blasphemy against God the Father or God the Son?

I have wrestled with these questions for most of my adult life and have come across many articles on the internet addressing it. It is my assessment that if you are asking this question; if you are interested in truth and righteousness; if you are concerned for your soul's well-being, you have NOT committed the unpardonable/unforgivable sin.

You cannot accidentally or inadvertently be
guilty of blaspheming against the Holy Spirit.
It has be done sincerely and deliberately.

As it says in 1 John 1:7, "if we walk in the light of Christ, the blood of Jesus cleanses us of all sin (paraphrased)." To me, using my sense of logic, this means that the only way to commit the unforgivable is to NOT be walking in the light of Christ; to refuse to have Jesus in your life.

However, I have found an article by R.C. Sproul that lays it out very clearly. Here is a quote from that article.
If the Holy Spirit has opened your eyes and caused you to see that Jesus is the Christ, and then, after knowing by the power of the Holy Spirit that Jesus is the Son of God, you accuse Jesus of being satanic, you have now committed the unforgivable sin.
~R.C. Sproul
It is my contention, that this sin can only be committed by Christians, as they are the only ones who have received this revelation. In order for a Christian to get to the point of blasphemy, you would have to first fall away, poisoning your life with constant sinning, until the next logical step away for Jesus to to blaspheme to Holy Spirit. I cannot in my overactive imagination understand how anybody could allow this to happen. But since Jesus felt the need to give this warning, we all need to be vigilant.

Again, read the full article by R.C. Sproul on Ligionier.org

Remember, outside of the unpardonable/unforgivable sin, ALL sins can be forgiven. Here are some bible verses that say just that.
Psalms 32:5 | Psalms 103:12 | Proverbs 28:13 | Isaiah 1:18
Isaiah 55:7 | Daniel 9:9 | Matthew 6:14-15 | Matthew 26:28
Mark 11:25 | Luke 6:37 | Acts 3:19 | 2 Corinthians 5:17
Ephesians 1:7 | Ephesians 4:31-32 | Colossians 1:13-14
Colossian 3:13 | Hebrews 10:17 | 1 John 1:9
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