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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. Angel says:

    Well , i am a young 15 year old christian boy .. & I know a lot about Christ , i believe in him & I truly love him with all my heart .. But I remember this one time I said F*** Church or I think Jesus it it was one of those or maybe both .. But I really just came out but I really didn’t mean it, but I took it as a childish joke that I have never should’ve said , I have accepted Jesus in my life but I’m really paranoid & scared that I’m eternally condemned! & I don’t want that ! Can you help me please

    1. BGEA says:

      If you have really accepted Christ in your heart, then you are His forever. Read what Billy Graham has to say on the topic here:

  2. Aurora says:

    I have accepted Jesus into my heart as my savior. I’m scared that I have denied the Jesus and I’m scared he will not forgive me! PLEASE HELP!

    1. BGEA says:

      Hi Aurora,
      If you have accepted Christ as your Savior, be assured that He is always with you. The Bible says in Deuteronomy 31:6 that the Lord “will never leave you nor forsake you.” You are not alone; He knows you and understands your suffering. 1 Peter 5:7 says. “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”

      And if you have confessed your sins — and meant it — you are forgiven. 1 John 1:9 states: “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” You are a child of God, Aurora!

      If you still aren’t sure, please visit for more resources.

  3. john horton says:

    A long time ago my mom told me something was unforgivable and then I said I swear on the holy spirit. Will god forgive me? i pray god the father has mercy on my soul!

    1. John Horton says:

      can someone answer my question please! im scared for my life! well a long time ago my mom said if i swear on the holy spirit its unforgivable and at the time i was either 19 or 20 and i said i swear on the holy spirit did i blaspheme the holy ghost? i called 15 pastors and thet told me i diddnt commit it and one said if thats all i said then i diddnt blaspheme the holy spirit and another pastor said i said the complete opposite of what you re supposed to say and i diddnt swear on the holy spirit and that i couldn’t have known since i diddnt know blaspheme was even written in the word of god the bible and i said it out of ignorance just like if someone says don’t say red and you say red anyway but did i commit it and i couldn’t have known!

    2. BGEA says:

      Hi John, we would refer you to the article above. Billy Graham wrote, “the only sin God can’t forgive is the sin of rejecting Christ.” God isn’t waiting to catch you in a sin that you don’t even know about. He loves you and will forgive you if you repent and ask Him. If you have accepted Christ in your heart, you can let go of your fears and focus on living for Jesus. God bless you.

  4. Tracy says:

    This has been so helpful

  5. Diane says:

    Im going insane, always afraid that some blasphemous will slip out, cant seem to calm my anxiety down over it. Its driving me insane. I desire to be saved more than anything.

  6. John says:

    I love Christ and the Holy Spirit