How do I know if I have blasphemed the Holy Spirit? 

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The Lord is a prayer away. If you call on Him to forgive your sins, He answers immediately. For He promised “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). So, confess your sin to receive His forgiveness. Trust that He fulfilled His promise because He does not lie.

Then, forsake your sins and connect yourself daily to the Lord by prayer and study of the Word in order to maintain your salvation “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you” (John 15:7).

About committing the unpardonable sin, the Bible teaches In Matthew 12:31, 32 “All manner of sin and blasphemy will be forgiven man, except blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.” This sin is also known as the unpardonable sin. Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is the constant resisting of God’s Spirit to the point of not being able to hear His voice.

The Holy Spirit does three things: He teaches us the things we need to know for our salvation (John 14:26), He guides us into all truth (John 16:13), and He convicts of sin (John 16:7, 8). Thus, the Holy Spirit is God’s voice showing His will.

When you sin, your conscience is moved with a sense of guilt. The Holy Spirit is calling you to forsake your sin. And as long as you allow the Holy Spirit to teach, guide, and convict, you could never be guilty of committing the unpardonable sin. But if you repeatedly refuse to repent over a period of time, your conscience becomes hardened (1 Timothy 4:2).

At this point, the Holy Spirit respects your decision and you approach the parameters of committing the unpardonable sin. It is for this sin that you cannot be forgiven, because you have rejected the Spirit that convicts of sin (John 16:8). So, if you still feel convicted of sin and has the desire to repent, you have not committed the unpardonable sin. Just turn to Jesus for help.

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In His service,
BibleAsk Team


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