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I know I'm going to hell when I die because I've blasphemed the Holy Spirit. My aunt says God will forgive me but I don't believe it. But I promised her I'd write you to see what you'd say. I don't want to go to hell but I know I will.


Do you honestly think God wants you to spend eternity apart from Him in the place the Bible calls hell? No, He doesn’t. Instead, He wants you to be with Him in heaven because He loves you. The Bible says, “He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance”(2 Peter 3:9).

Those words were written by the Apostle Peter–and if anyone was guilty of denying Christ, it was Peter. Do you remember? Jesus had warned Peter that he would deny Him, but Peter strongly disagreed. Then Jesus was arrested, and when someone asked Peter if he also was a follower of Jesus, “He began to call down curses on himself, and he swore to them, ‘I don’t know this man'” (Mark 14:71). But Peter repented, and God forgave him–completely and totally. And He will forgive you.

Yes, Jesus said only one sin couldn’t be forgiven, and that was “blasphemy against the Spirit” (Matthew 12:31). But what does it mean to blaspheme the Spirit? I have studied Jesus’ words very carefully, and it simply means this: To deny the Holy Spirit’s witness to Jesus.

In other words, the only sin God can’t forgive is the sin of rejecting Christ. But why reject Him any longer? God’s promise is for you: “Whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:18). Commit your life to Him today.

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  1. Paul says:

    I know that Yehushua (Jesus Christ) is my Lord and Savior. It is very hard to explain how He works around those who truly believes in Him. I know that I am imperfect and a sinner and it is difficult to live in a world with so many evil temptations to do wrong but it is not an excuse for me to give up. Some things may seem right but it is wrong and the vice versa. Luckily I am single and childless because it is difficult to raise a child in this wicked and non-God fearing world. I may seem lonely but I know that God has a purpose for me and I need to finish the race.

  2. Brianna says:

    I wish so much that this was true, but the Bible is very clear. I blasphemed against God’s Word a few months ago, sarcastically out of anger, and the Holy Spirit left me. Remember Job.
    Also, just because a pastor said it doesn’t mean it’s true!

    1. Lucas says:

      God always forgives. I know for a fact because I was at a dark place before. I said and did all kinds of bad things, and I cursed God. However, I had an experience in which God saved my life and I asked Jesus into my heart. I received the holy spirit after that. If you ask for forgiveness, you are forgiven. All you are feeling is guilt, the spirit didn’t leave. Paul spoke against the word of God and blastphemed, yet he is one the most influential Christians in the bible. The only reason you think the spirit left is because of the guilt you feel, and you are quieting the spirit by thinking your guilt can replace God’s love. He forgives all. Have a blessed day

  3. Connie Ragsdale says:

    This was so easy to understand. Thank you.

  4. Olivia says:

    Thank you!!! If you are Christian, you are protected from the unpardonable sin!!!!

  5. Gail says:

    In Mark, it states any word spoken against man is forgiven, but any word against the Holy Spirit is not. When I was a teenager, I was already a Christian; however, I was sitting in church one day feeling sorry for myself that I was there and not with my friends. I hate myself for saying this but I cursed the Holy Spirit. I have felt bad all of these years I did this and I have not been able to forgive myself. When I ask forgiveness, I know God forgives, but then I think about this one horrible thing I thought. When I feel forgiven, I come across the term in the bible about “blasphemy”. Can you please help me where I can put this behind me one final time and forgive myself for this?

  6. Mark says:

    I believe, as long as there’s a breath in your body, there is hope. When Paul wrote this, it was to warn the church about ‘taking sin too lightly.’ Yes, blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is unforgivable; however, if you desire to be right with God, you haven’t blasphemed him. A few verses later, in Hebrews chapter 6, he brings it to a balance. This is just showing you the reality of sin, Hebrews 10:26.

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  8. Brian Pike says:

    Amen, In Jesus’ name.

  9. Brian Pike says: