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By   •   June 1, 2004   •   Topics: ,

Q:

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.


A:

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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21 Comments

  1. Luke says:

    Thank God for you. You put it so simple and it was so clear. The q and a example helped me. Thank you and God bless you.

  2. Shane Houston says:

    Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.

    We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not. (‭1 John‬ ‭5‬:‭1, 18‬ KJV)

    Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. (‭John‬ ‭6‬:‭47‬ KJV)

  3. Shandeka Pratt says:

    Thank you so much for the question, answer and website . Truly helpful!

  4. Max Halliburton says:

    Thank you and your organization for providing the truth

  5. Brett says:

    Great explanation. I love it

  6. MelissaMilford says:

    oh thank God you put this page up because I thought at one time I had done that to < I am more than relieved to find out that I didn't

  7. Mike says:

    When you say why reject him any longer do you mean that the unforgivable sin is forgivable

  8. rachel says:

    Am I condemned after asking for forgiveness? Am I eternally seperated from God???

  9. rachel alergus says:

    Years ago I was sitting alone in a dark room about ready to do something anti biblical. A voice said my name “Rachel” and I looked around and saw nothing. Then again “Rachel” ” If you do this you will surely die”

  10. Naveen says:

    I really thank you for clearing this query , i cursed God when i was hurting, and i thought i could never go back. Thank you for letting me know there is still hope.